Army recruiting cyber warriors from outside military

Army recruiting cyber warriors from outside military

The army is setting up a crack team of
The army is setting up a crack team of "cyber warriors" and is recruiting outside military ranks, among civilian computer experts.

Experts in network security with higher salaries to be hired due to shortfall in skilled military personnel.


Army recruiting cyber warriors from outside military


Wassana Nanuam

The army plans to recruit civilians to work as cyber warriors at its cyber crime security centre.

These experts in computer network technology and computer security will be employed to help combat cyber attacks.

They will also help the army enhance its computer system technology due to a shortage of military officers who specialise in the field. 

This is according to army commander-in-chief Chalermchai Sittisat speaking on Monday.


The recruitment project comes after a wave of cyber attacks targeting several government websites last month.

The Civilians Against Single Gateway group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The group says it launched the attacks in protest against the amended Computer Crime Act earlier approved by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).


Gen Chalermchai said the new recruitment would create a military unit of cyber warriors working for the government similar to those found in other countries.

"We don't have enough personnel with expertise in cyber security." 

"Therefore, we need to recruit civilians for our centre, who can manage it properly and earn a reasonable salary," Gen Chalermchai said.


The army chief brushed aside concerns that civilians could be recruited as spies or leak state information. 

Applicants for the new jobs will undergo strict background checks before they are hired, he said.


Gen Chalermchai admitted it was difficult tracking down hackers as they had extensive networks both in Thailand and abroad.

However, he said state computer systems were only affected briefly by their attacks, adding no damage was done to important databases.

Several suspects have been arrested by the military in connection with the series of cyber attacks last month.

However, the precise number of suspects or their whereabouts has yet to be confirmed.

Gen Chalermchai said the government was also trying to build understanding among the public about the amended law.

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  • abroad: in or to a foreign country - ในต่างประเทศ
  • according to (prep): as stated or reported by somebody/something - ตามคำบอกเล่า, ตามรายงาน
  • Act: a law passed by a country’s government - กฎหมาย
  • adj (noun): connected with soldiers or the armed forces - ในทางทหาร,เกี่ยวกับทหาร
  • admitted (verb): agreed that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry or surprised about it - ยอมรับ
  • amend: to make changes to a document, law, agreement, etc. especially in order to improve it - การแก้ไขกฎหมาย
  • applicant: someone who applies for something, such as a job or a loan of money - ผู้สมัคร,ผู้แจ้งความจำนง,ผู้ขอ
  • approved: given official agreement or permission - ได้รับการรับรองแล้ว
  • arrested: caught by the police and taken to a police station because you are believed to have committed a crime - ถูกจับกุม
  • attack (noun): an act of trying to hurt or kill somebody - การโจมตี
  • background: information about some person or subject that helps you better understand them and understand current events - ประวัติ
  • briefly: for a short time - ชั่วครู่, สั้นๆ, ในเวลาสั้นๆ
  • brushed aside: to refuse to accept something that some people think is important or true - ไม่สนใจ, ไม่แยแส
  • check (noun): an act of making sure that something is safe, correct or in good condition by examining it - การตรวจสอบ
  • civilians (noun): people who are not members of the police or armed forces or government agencies - พลเรือน
  • claim (noun): saying that something is true although it has not been proved and other people may not believe it - ข้ออ้าง ข้อกล่าวหา
  • combat (verb): to try to stop something unpleasant or harmful from happening or increasing - ต่อต้าน
  • commander-in-chief: someone in charge of the whole of the armed forces of a country - ผู้บัญชาการทหารสูงสุด
  • concern: a worry - ความกังวล
  • confirm (verb): to state or show that something is definitely true or correct, especially by providing evidence - ยืนยัน
  • crime: an illegal activity or action - อาชญากรรม
  • cyber: connected with electronic communication networks, especially the Internet - ไซเบอร์, คำนำหน้าหมายถึงคอมพิวเตอร์
  • cyber-: connected with electronic communication networks, especially the Internet - ไซเบอร์, คำนำหน้าหมายถึงคอมพิวเตอร์
  • damage (noun): physical harm caused to something which makes it less attractive, useful or valuable - ความเสียหาย
  • database: a large amount of information stored in a computer in an organised way - ฐานข้อมูล
  • due to: because of - เนื่องจาก
  • employ: to have someone work or do a job for you and pay them for it - ว่าจ้าง, จ้าง
  • enhance: to improve the quality, amount or strength of something - ปรับปรุง, ทำให้ดีขึ้น
  • expertise: a high level of knowledge or skill - ทักษะความรู้, ความคิดเห็นของผู้เชี่ยวชาญ
  • extensive: wide; great in amount covering a large area - กว้าง,ครอบคลุม,ถ้วนทั่ว
  • gateway (noun): a device or system that connects two computer networks that cannot be connected in any other way - เกตเวย์ อุปกรณ์สำหรับเืชื่อมต่อเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์ที่ต่างกัน
  • hacker: a person who secretly finds a way of looking at and/or changing information on somebody else's computer system without permission - ผู้ที่มีความชำนาญในการใช้คอมพิวเตอร์ไปในทางที่ผิดกฎหมาย เช่น แอบขโมยข้อมูลจากคอมพิวเตอร์ในเครือข่าย
  • in connection with: relating to something - ที่เกี่ยวข้องกับ
  • launch: starting something - การเริ่มต้น
  • leak: telling private or secret information to journalists or to the public - การเปิดเผยความลับ
  • legislative: involving the part of government responsible for creating new laws - เกี่ยวข้องกับสภานิติบัญญัติ
  • manage (verb): to succeed in doing something; to deal with something - สำเร็จ,จัดการได้สำเร็จ, ทำได้สำเร็จ
  • national (adjective): for the whole country - แห่งชาติ, ของชาติ
  • network: telecommunications network, a telephone or cable TV network -
  • network: a large system of connected parts, organisations, people, etc. - เครือข่าย
  • officer (noun): someone with a position of power and authority in the armed forces - นายทหาร
  • personnel: the people who are employed in a company, organization or one of the armed forces - บุคลากร, เจ้าหน้าที่, พนักงาน
  • precise: exact and accurate - แน่นอน, ถูกต้อง, เที่ยงตรง
  • project: a planned piece of work that is designed to find information about something, to produce something new, or to improve something - โครงการ
  • properly: in a way that is correct and/or appropriate - อย่างเหมาะสม, อย่างถูกต้อง
  • protest: a strong complaint or disagreement - การประท้วง
  • reasonable: fair, practical and sensible - มีเหตุผล
  • recruit: to get someone to work in a company or join an organisation - จ้างงาน
  • recruit: to get someone to work in a company or join an organisation - จ้างงาน  จัดหาเจ้าหน้าที่หรือบุคคลากร
  • recruitment: the process of finding people to work for a company or become a new member of an organisation - การสรรหาใหม่
  • responsibility: deserving to be blamed for something that has happened - ความรับผิดชอบ
  • salary: a fixed amount of money that you earn each month or year from your job - เงินเดือน
  • security: protection; safety from attack, harm, or damage - ความมั่นคง, ระบบรักษาความปลอดภั, ความปลอดภัย
  • shortage (noun): when there is not enough of something - การขาดแคลน
  • similar: like somebody/something but not exactly the same - คล้ายกัน
  • spy: a person who secretly collects and reports information about the activities of another country or organisation - สายลับ, สายสืบ
  • state: government - รัฐบาล
  • strict: demanding that rules are obeyed; very careful and exact - เข้มงวด
  • suspect: a person who is thought to have committed a crime - ผู้ต้องสงสัย
  • target: to deliberately try to attack someone or something - ตั้งเป็นเป้าหมาย
  • the public: people in general - ประชาชน, สาธารณชน, มหาชน
  • tracking down: trying to follow and find someone or something - ตามรอย
  • tracking down: trying to find someone or something - ตามรอย
  • undergo (verb): to go through a procedure, such as a test, a training programme, a medical operation, etc. - ได้รับ, ประสบ, ผ่าน
  • understanding (noun): sympathy; understand someone's difficult situation; when you see and understand the problem that a person i experiencing so you don't complain or help them; compassion, pity - ] ความเห็นใจ, ความสงสาร
  • warrior: a soldier or fighter, especially in the past - นักรบในสงคราม
  • wave: an activity or situation which is happening again or is being repeated after a pause -
  • whereabouts: where someone is - ที่อยู่,สถานที่,ตำแหน่งที่
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