Huawei Thailand receives prestigious Prime Minister Awards – Thailand Cybersecurity Excellence Award 2022
published : 15 Aug 2022 at 16:23
Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., represented by Chief Executive Officer Abel Deng, on 15 August 2022 received the “Prime Minister Awards – Thailand Cybersecurity Excellence Award 2022” from the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA), during a ceremony held at the Miracle Grand Convention Hotel in Bangkok.
The event was chaired by Mr. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), in the presence of General Prachya Chalermwat, NCSA Secretary General, officials and representatives of both public and private organisations.
This prestigious distinction reflects Huawei Thailand’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security, to raising awareness on cybersecurity and data protection across the country. In the past 12 months, Huawei Thailand joined a series of cybersecurity-related initiatives such as the ‘Thailand National Cyber Week’ and the ‘Cyber Defence Initiative Conference. It collaborated with the NCSA for the ‘Thailand Cyber Top Talents 2021’, the first cyber defence competition of its kind in Thailand that gathered 800 outstanding IT students and personnel. To reinforce the skills of Thailand’s cybersecurity human resources, Huawei sent a team of Thai representatives to the ‘Cyber SEA Game 2021’ competition that gathered teams from across ASEAN countries. The Thai team bagged the first prize and was named best cybersecurity team in ASEAN.
Earlier this year, a Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) from Huawei Thailand was selected for an executive-level cybersecurity training course. Last March, prior to the implementation of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), the company shared its knowledge with various government agencies as well as the private sector. On August 5, 2022, the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NCSA to develop and accelerate cybersecurity skills for Thai IT personnel. Plans are underway for 4,000 trainees spread out over 3 years to benefit from practice-based learning through Huawei’s e-Lab online learning platform with real infrastructure and hands-on cybersecurity workshops, covering the four cyber workforce levels: basic, intermediate, advanced and expert levels.
Thailand’s Cyber Security Awards were created to honour individuals and organisations who make a profound impact on improving the country’s cybersecurity. They are conferred in recognition of their commitment, leadership in their field, and sound business practices and strategies. Huawei Thailand has been recognised for its continuous efforts to address the challenges of new technologies and for updating and sharing its innovative cybersecurity solutions with academic and governmental organisations, as well as private partners.
Mr. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), congratulated Huawei Thailand and commented on the current cooperation with the IT leader on its latest award: "In today’s digital world, cybersecurity and data protection are vital to Thailand’s development and ensure our country’s journey towards Thailand 4.0. Huawei has been a reliable and dedicated partner, sharing the experience, technologies, and talent cultivation standards it has gained over years of operations.” he said.
General Prachya Chalermwat, Secretary General of the NCSA, said: "Our collaboration with Huawei Thailand, a public-private partnership, is critical in order to establish a globally trusted cyberspace in the country. We are honoured to present the Prime Minister Award – Thailand Cybersecurity Excellence Awards to five excellent private companies, including Huawei, as a leading global ICT company and solutions provider. Collaborating with all stakeholders in an open, transparent, and responsible manner will enable everyone to enjoy all the benefits brought by technological advances.”
“It is a great honour and privilege to accept the “Prime Minister Awards – Thailand Cybersecurity Excellence Award 2022” on behalf of Huawei Technologies,” said Mr. Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Thailand, during the award ceremony. “At Huawei, we value long-term partnerships. We continue to collaborate with government organisations, academic institutions and partners who share our vision to bring Thailand to the forefront of the digital age while ensuring the highest possible cybersecurity protection levels. We will continue to help raise awareness and share best security practices and procedures through initiatives such as the ‘Thailand Cyber Top Talents’ and the ‘Cyber SEA Game’ competitions. In line with our policy 'Grow in Thailand, Contribute to Thailand”, we will make every effort possible and use all available resources to help the country move forward to Thailand 4.0 and become a secure digital hub in the Asia Pacific region.”