Digital Economy and Society Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj revealed that the first meeting of the National Cybersecurity Committee named the six key infrastructure types for top-priority protection measures against cyber attacks.
The six categories, including national security, information technology, transportation, public health, finance and banking, stock exchange, and energy, will be entitled to extra protection measure and will carry out regular drills for cyber attacks with a response plan put in place.
The committee agreed on the establishment of a new temporary agency to take care of national cyber security prior to the enactment of related laws, in order for the country to immediately have a responsible agency on cybersecurity, reducing the risks of cyber attacks.
Regarding the establishment of the ASEAN-Japan cybersecurity institute aimed for the development of human resources in cyber security, the Prime Minister said that Thailand is selected to be host country for the institute, which will officially open in June.
He added the country will prepare some 1,000-strong personnel to work on cybersecurity protection measures, given a traning program costing some 350 million baht, which would make Thailand rank among the top 20 countries for global cybersecurity measures.