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Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) of Thailand Co-hosts (ISC)² Security Congress APAC 2016

Songporn Komolsuradej, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand to Address at the Keynote of Security Congress APAC


      Bangkok/Hong Kong, July 5, 2016(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”) today announced that its Security Congress APAC 2016 will be co-hosted with the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (Public Organization) (ETDA), Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) of Thailand. Songporn Komolsuradej, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker for Security Congress APAC 2016.  The 11th annual regional Congress will be held July 25-26 at Centara Grand at CentralWorld in Bangkok, Thailand, and organized by (ISC)² in partnership with Image Engine Pte. Ltd.

ETDA Chief Executive Officer Surangkana Wayuparb says, “We are pleased and honored to collaborate with an internationally renowned security certification body, (ISC)² to co-host the Security Congress APAC 2016 in Bangkok. ETDA and (ISC)² share the same mission of supporting and developing human resources for cybersecurity. We hope that local information security practitioners and government officials can benefit from this regional event by exchanging experience with luminaries that the conference draws from all over the world.”

Clayton Jones, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, (ISC)² says, “This year’s conference theme, ‘Advancing Security Leaders,’ echoes (ISC)²’s overarching efforts to transcend all industry sectors, focus on current and emerging issues, best practices, and challenges facing cybersecurity leaders. We are grateful for the support and commitment from Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and Electronic Transactions Development Agency of Thailand, which will ensure that Security Congress APAC 2016 is the most comprehensive and compelling educational and networking event in the Asia-Pacific security industry.”

With the goal of strengthening cybersecurity leaders by arming them with the knowledge, tools and expertise needed to protect their organizations, this year’s conference features more tracks for attendees. Themed as ‘Advancing Security Leaders,’ (ISC)² Security Congress APAC will include the following six tracks:

 --Critical National Information Infrastructure & Industrial Control System

 --Government & Law Enforcement

 --Cloud Computing

 --Mobile Device Management & Internet of Things

 --Security, Sustainability & Integrity

 --Student Track (This track is especially designed for university undergraduate and graduate students)

(ISC)² Security Congress APAC is a platform for information security professionals to share their knowledge and to stay up-to-date on emerging issues, trends and technologies. The supporting organizations of Security Congress APAC 2016 will include the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and CIO 16th Association of Thailand (CIO16). CIO16 is chaired by Kumpol Sontanarat, Director of Information and Communication Technology Department, Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand.

Some of the confirmed international conference speakers include members from the (ISC)² Board of Directors, members from the (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Advisory Council and the following individuals: 

 --Welcome remarks speakers: David Shearer, CISSP, Chief Executive Officer, (ISC)². (U.S.A.) & Surangkana Wayuparb, CEO, ETDA (Thailand)

 --Opening remarks speaker: Songporn Komolsuradej, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (Thailand)

 --Ajaykumar Biyani, CISSP, Senior Solutions Architect, ForgeRock (Singapore)

  --Michael Counsel, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec (Australia) 

  --Frankie Li, CISSP, Security Researcher, Dragon Threat Labs (Hong Kong)

 --Anthony Liberty, Senior Manager, Cyber Security Solution APAC, Commonwealth Bank (Hong Kong)

 --Anthony Lim, CCSP, CSSLP, APAC Market Strategy Director, Cloud Security Alliance (Singapore)

 --Vijay Luiz, CISSP, Security Consultant, Quann (Singapore)

 --Martin Pearson, Head of IT Security, NN Life Japan (Japan)

 --Jayaraj Puthaveedu, CISSP, Director, Risk Management, APAC, Deutsche Bank (Singapore)

 --Craig Searle, CISSP, Chief Apiarist, Hivint (Australia)

 --Kumpol Sontanarat, Director of Information and Communication Technology Department, Securities and Exchange Commission (Thailand)

  --Ajay Trivedi, Functional Expert - Network & IT Systems, Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd.(Australia)

 --Onn Chee Wong, CISSP, Chief Technology Officer, Resolvo Systems Pte Ltd. (Singapore)

The committed sponsors for (ISC)² Security Congress APAC 2016 are Qualys, FireEye, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and SSH Communications Security.

For further details and to register for Security Congress APAC 2016, please visit   


About EDTA

Formed in 2010, ETDA was set up under the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) to function as the main agency responsible for developing, promoting and supporting electronic transactions in Thailand. ETDA provides various services such as consultancy on electronic transactions policies and planning, in-depth statistical analysis on the country’s electronic transactions, legal issues related to electronic transactions, electronic transactions security and standards, including digital forensics and essential infrastructure for electronic transactions.

ETDA also provides training services to enhance skills, capacity and expertise of security personnel in Thailand. Technical and practical trainings are also offered to e-commerce operators and interested parties.

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