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Ministries seek to avert cyber security 'crisis'

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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) are ramping up efforts to boost cyber security, with one expert describing the security situation in Thailand as a "crisis". 

Ministry officials, speaking at a cyber security conference yesterday, said the public sector is at growing risk of cyber attack due to the popular use of social media and inadequate security systems.

Maj Gen Bunjerd Tientongdee, a deputy director of the MoD's department of Defence Information and Space Technology, said the increasing number of social media users was causing concern among cyber security experts.

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