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Thai PM Gives Huawei Thailand Cybersecurity Excellence Award

Aug 23, 2022

[Bangkok, Thailand, August 23, 2022] The Thai National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) has awarded Huawei and several other organizations the "Prime Minister Awards – Thailand Cybersecurity Excellence Award 2022” at a ceremony held at Santi Maitri Building Government House. Huawei Thailand's CEO Abel Deng accepted the award from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on behalf of the multinational ICT provider.

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Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Technologies Thailand, accepts the “Prime Minister Award – Thailand Cybersecurity Excellence Award 2022” from Thai Prime Minister H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

At the award ceremony, Prime Minister Prayut congratulated several organizations, including Huawei and expressed his appreciation for Huawei's work in cultivating cybersecurity talent, sharing cybersecurity knowledge and skills, and promoting cybersecurity awareness and capabilities in Thailand.

This prestigious distinction reflects Huawei Thailand’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security, as well as the work the company has done in raising awareness on cybersecurity and data protection across the country. Over the past 12 months, Huawei Thailand joined a series of cybersecurity-related initiatives, including the Thailand National Cyber Week and the Cyber Defense Initiative Conference, and collaborated with the NCSA on "Thailand Cyber Top Talents 2021". This cyber defense competition was the first of its kind in Thailand and brought together over 800 outstanding IT students and personnel. Huawei also sent a team of Thai representatives to the Cyber SEA Game 2021 competition this year as part of their own initiatives to support cybersecurity talent within Thailand. The Thai team won first place in this competition and was named the best cybersecurity team in the ASEAN region.

Earlier this year, Huawei Thailand's Chief Information Security Officer was invited to contribute to an executive-level cybersecurity training conference for Thai government agencies and other private sector actors. On August 5, 2022, the company also 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 to benefit from practice-based learning through Huawei’s e-Lab online learning platform, which will provide real infrastructure and hands-on cybersecurity workshops over the course of 3 years for basic, intermediate, advanced, and expert level learners.

Thailand’s Cyber Security Awards were created to honor individuals and organizations who have made a profound impact on the country’s cybersecurity capabilities. They are conferred to organizations in recognition of their commitment, leadership in their field, and sound business practices and strategies. Huawei Thailand has been recognized for its continuous efforts to address the challenges created by new technologies and for updating and sharing its innovative cybersecurity solutions with academic and government organizations, as well as private partners.

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Ceremony at Santi Maitri Building Government House

The Thai Minister of Digital Economy and Society Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn congratulated Huawei Thailand on this achievement: "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."

General Prachya Chalermwat, Secretary General of the NCSA, also 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 honored to present the ‘Prime Minister Awards – 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."

When receiving the award, Huawei's Deng said, "It is a great honor and privilege to accept this award on behalf of Huawei. At Huawei, we continue to collaborate with partners who share our vision of bringing 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. 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 become a secure digital hub in the Asia Pacific region."

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