In July 2007, at InformationSecurityAsia2007, I unveiled an idea to create a cybersecurity CEP Center of Excellence (COE) in Thailand. Under the collaborative guidance of Dr. Rom Hiranpruk, Deputy Director, Technology Management Center, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Dr. Prinya Hom-anek, President and Founder, ACIS Professional Center, and Dr. Komain Pipulyarojana, Chief National Security Section, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), this idea continues to move forward.
Today, in a meeting with Mrs. Suwipa Wanasathop, Director, Software Park Thailand, and her executive team, we reached a tentative agreement to host the CEP COE at Software Park.
The mission of Software Park Thailand is to be the region’s premier agency supporting entrepreneurs to help create a strong world-class software industry that will enhance the strength and competitiveness of the Thai economy.
Since 2001, Thailand’s software industry has experienced approximately 20% year-over-year (YOY) growth. Presently, Software Parks Thailand supports a business-technology ecosystem with over 300 active participants employing over 40,000 qualified software engineers across a wide range of technology domains.
I am very pleased that Software Park Thailand is excited about the potential benefits of CEP in the area of cybersecurity and detection-oriented approaches to cyberdefense. The COE will be working with best-of-breed CEP vendors to build, test and refine rule-based (RBS), neural network (NN) based and Bayesian network (BN) based approaches (as well as other detection methods) for cybersecurity.
I will be announcing more details in the future, so stay tuned. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.