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Microsoft helps Vietnam fight hackers amid US-China cloud rivalry

Local companies and state agencies join cybersecurity event

A man uses a smartphone in Hanoi as he walks past a poster warning against spreading "fake news" on the coronavirus.   © Reuters

HO CHI MINH CITY -- The Vietnamese government and Microsoft have stepped up their partnership in cybersecurity, announcing Thursday that state agencies and companies are taking part in the seminar on cybersecurity offered by the U.S. software company.

In December last year, the Vietnamese government announced that it was signing up for Microsoft's Government Security Program, which provides training and cyberthreat updates compiled by the company from around the world. 

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