Air Vice Marshal Amorn Chomchoey, Deputy Secretary General of the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA), said about the competition: "The Thailand Cyber Top Talent 2022 competition is an educational platform for students, as well as the public and private sectors, to develop skills and gain experience in cybersecurity so that they will become key players in the future labor market. Additionally, the program will help raise awareness about cyber threats in Thailand."
Registration for the Thailand Cyber Top Talent 2022 competition is open from September 1st to 24th, 2022. The competition will be separated into three tiers, which includes a competition for high school students, university students (under 30 years old), and government officials or corporate employees. All participants will compete in the program to enhance their cybersecurity skills.
The winner for each tier, high school students, university students, and government officials or corporate employees, will be awarded cash prizes of 128,000 baht, 150,000 baht, and 180,000 baht, respectively. There is also a 3,000-baht consolation prize, bringing the total award value to over 521,000 baht. Furthermore, the winners of this contest will be entitled to compete in this year's regional Cyber SEA Games.
Mr. Surachai Chatchalermpun, Country Cyber Security and Privacy Officer, Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. gave an interview about the purpose of the Thailand Cyber Top Talent 2022 competition: "This competition is an expansion of our ongoing cooperation and is the first joint project between Huawei and the NCSA following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cybersecurity in Thailand back in August 2022. The project aims to accelerate the development of digital skills, particularly for cybersecurity personnel in Thailand, as well as to raise awareness of cyber threats among Thai people. The competition also reaffirms Huawei's mission to "Grow in Thailand, Contribute to Thailand" by supporting the country's digital workforce and helping push Thailand to become an ASEAN digital hub."
Previously, Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. received the Prime Minister Awards: Thailand Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2022 from the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA), where Thailand's Prime Minister expressed his appreciation to Huawei for its contribution in training talented individuals, sharing knowledge and skills, and consistently promoting the importance of cybersecurity in the country.
Source: Carl Byoir & Associates