Israeli experts will help Thailand secure itself against cyber attacks.
By: United with Israel Staff
Israeli cybersecurity experts will help Thailand protect its critical infrastructure from the threat of cyber attacks, the Bangkok Post reported over the weekend.
Israel’s embassy in the country recently hosted the “Israel Cyber Security Roadshow 2018,” in which 12 Israeli companies showcased their capabilities and marketed them to potential Thai buyers.
According to the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI), a multi-stakeholder initiative to measure the commitment of countries to cybersecurity, Thailand is the 22nd most committed country in terms of ensuring cybersecurity, and third in the Asian region after Singapore and Malaysia.
Thailand is “working hard to achieve the government’s Thailand 4.0 initiative, and our robust Data Protection Law and Cyber Security Law is moving us forward in that direction. There are a variety of threats imposed by cyber attacks such as on health data which is very sensitive. We must understand the capacity of such attacks so that we can learn how to defend against them,” said Uratchada Kateprom, deputy executive director of the Electronic Transactions Development Agency.
Global Leader in Cyber Security
The Jewish state is considered a global leader in the cyber security business.
Dagan Alony, head of the Israeli embassy’s economic and trade mission, noted that approximately 25 percent of all global investments in cybersecurity go to Israel.
Israel, the country with the world’s 100th-largest population, signed the second-largest number of cybersecurity deals internationally, according to a report by New York data firm CB Insights published in April.
First place went to the United States, with a massive 69 percent of all global deals from 2013 to 2017.
Israel managed to grab second place with 7 percent, ahead of the United Kingdom with 6 percent, Canada with 3 percent and China with 2 percent, according to the report.
Israel has developed advanced security protocols, as cyber attacks on Israel have risen exponentially in the past four years, reaching up to two million attacks against crucial Israeli infrastructure on a daily basis.
Its rise as one of the world’s leaders in cybersecurity has been boosted by cooperation between the military, government, education and private sectors – a level of partnership unmatched in the Western world.
Speaking at the 8th Annual International Cybersecurity Conference at Tel Aviv University in June, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that eight years ago his goal was to transform Israel into one of the world’s top five countries in cybersecurity.
“We have achieved our goal and even surpassed it,” commented Netanyahu.
“We have to combine forces. This is why we’re holding this cyber conference here. It is to protect the present and ensure the future, no less than that. I welcome you to come to Israel. You couldn’t have come to a better place for cybersecurity. We want your business,” he stated.
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