IT Ministers choose Thailand as hub for ASEAN Cyber-Security Training

Information Technology ministers chose Thailand as the hub for ASEAN Cyber-Security Training during the recently concluded it Ministers’ Meeting in Cambodia, hoping this decision will lead to a stronger cyber security ecosystem in the Southeast Asian region.

Thailand is tasked with improving the skills of 1,200 trainees of different security-related agencies of ASEAN-member states by 2021.

This will enable ASEAN to cope with increasingly sophisticated threats affecting state agencies, the private sector and digital users, according to a report by the Bangkok Post.

Thailand will be the next host of the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.

Earlier, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said that as ASEAN Chairman in 2018, Singapore wants to connect ASEAN’s people and economies seamlessly in a network of ASEAN smart cities.

And to be able to do that, Balakrishnan stressed the need to boost cyber-security, saying that you can’t have a smarter world and seamless digital transactions if you don’t have cyber-security.