NEC Corporation has announced that its subsidiary NEC Corporation (Thailand) provided the Thailand Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) with hands-on cyber defense training for government agencies in the country. The training was held in Bangkok, Thailand from December 6 to 9, for more than 50 government officials from the ETDA and other government agencies.
The ETDA, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, is one of the agencies responsible for cyber security in Thailand. As part of this, the ETDA operates ThaiCERT, the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) responsible for handling computer security incidents in the country.
NEC’s hands-on cyber defense training aims to enhance the abilities of system administrators in government agencies to effectively handle the increasing threat of cyber-attacks. By providing simulations of a customer’s ICT infrastructure, the practical training enables the cultivation of system administrators with comprehensive cyber defense capabilities.
The program capitalized on simulated government office network environments to provide 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 not only imparted technical skills in handling a cyber-attack, but provided important organizational measures for preventing the spread of damages, including possible instructions for staff and the sharing of information with related institutions.
“We are proud to be selected as a partner for providing cyber defense training programs for government agencies in Thailand,” said Takayuki Kano, president of NEC Corporation (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.”