A new program will develop cyber security skills

With the rise of cybercrime around the world, the National Cyber ​​Security Agency (NCSA) is preparing to develop cyber security skills for employees working in seven critical information infrastructure (CII) programs.

The first phase of the training program will target 2,250 trainees in basic education and about 20 specialists and executives in 2022 related courses.

The move comes amid a growing number of serious cyber-attacks around the world, especially during the outbreak of the epidemic.

Under the 2019 Cyber ​​Security Act, NCSA is responsible for developing the necessary skills and competencies related to cyber security for state and private sector employees to ensure compliance with international standards. This action is in line with the digital economy and community action plan for 2018-22.

Cyutonic attacks have become increasingly common in the public and private sectors around the world, according to Chiut Tanakanusur, Minister of Digital Economy and Social Affairs and Chairman of the NCSA Board.

He said the vulnerability of cybercriminals to the use of confidential corporate information, especially those linked to CII, could cause economic and social damage to the country.

The seven key areas of CII include: government security agencies, public services, finance, telecom and information technology, transportation and logistics, energy and public health.

These sectors are frequently targeted by cybercriminals through malware and ransomware, Mr. Chaut said.

Earlier this month, the government-run Hetchabun Hospital reported data on more than 10,000 patients who had been robbed of their post-mortem application, which is a sub-standard suspect.

He said the development of cyber security skills between professionals and executives is crucial to prevent scientific attacks.

NCSA Secretary-General Lt. Gen. Pracia Chalemat Wat said that in the first phase of the Cyber ​​Security Capacity Building Program, 2,250 CIA affiliates will undergo basic cyber security training.

In addition, NCSA plans to organize an executive level course for 50 people, an open web application security project course for 200 people, a practical specialist course for 200 people, a special field course for 200 people and a special course for 300 people.

“The program is designed to help build the capacity of staff and create equal opportunities with other countries, as well as to receive international certifications related to cyber security,” said Lt. Gen. Prachia.

Thailand has only 250 cyber security personnel, certified information security expert, security analysts for security analysts, more than 300 employees in Malaysia and more than 3,000 in Singapore.

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