By Anuradha Shukla
Dec. 21, 2016
Cyber defence training for government agencies in Thailand. Credit: NEC
NEC Corporation (Thailand) has provided the Thailand Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) with hands-on cyber defence training for government agencies in the country.
More than 50 government officials from the ETDA and other government agencies were trained in Bangkok, Thailand from 6 to 9 December, for this purpose.
This training is dedicated to enhance the abilities of system administrators in government agencies to effectively handle the increasing threat of cyber-attacks.
NEC's cyber defence training provided simulations of a customer's ICT infrastructure enabling the cultivation of system administrators with comprehensive cyber defense capabilities.
"We are proud to be selected as a partner for providing cyber defence training programmes for government agencies in Thailand," said Takayuki Kano, president, NEC Corporation (Thailand).
Simulated office network environments
Capitalising on simulated government office network environments, the programme provided students with valuable first-hand experience in handling a full cyber-attack, from the onset of an information security issue, to its final resolution.
The training delivered several benefits including imparting technical skills in handling a cyber-attack and providing important organisational measures for preventing the spread of damages.
The ETDA is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, and is one of the agencies responsible for cyber security in Thailand.
The ETDA operates ThaiCERT, the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) that is responsible for handling computer security incidents in Thailand.
"Building on NEC's successful track record in the field of cyber security, we look forward to reinforcing our ties with government agencies throughout the world in the cultivation of personnel who defend against cyber-attacks," added Kano.