Group-IB, a renowned global cybersecurity leader based in Singapore, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Defence Technology Institute (DTI), a government agency in Thailand. The agreement aims to enhance knowledge sharing and collaboration in the development of the Defense Technology Institute Cyber Academy Program. This partnership reflects the shared commitment of both organizations to bolster defense cooperation through research and educational initiatives in the field of cyber investigations and incident response. The MOU signing ceremony took place on May 26, underscoring the mutual dedication towards creating a safer and more secure digital environment in Thailand.
The Importance of the Partnership
With over 19 years of experience in cybercrime investigations and incident response across the globe, Group-IB is actively involved in cross-border operations targeting digital crime. The company shares its knowledge and data on cybercriminal infrastructure, methods, and tools with global partners and law enforcement agencies. As part of this MOU, Group-IB will extend support to DTI in cybercrime investigations and incident response operations.
Empowering the DTI Cyber Academy Program
Collaborating closely with the DTI Cyber Academy Program, Group-IB’s cyber education unit will develop diverse training programs. These initiatives will empower DTI personnel to enhance their skills using Group-IB’s battle-tested technologies, aligning with the company’s mission. The DTI Cyber Academy will leverage Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence and Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) technologies to equip its team with practical skills and real-world attack management experience.
Instructors from Group-IB will conduct the first ten commercial classes of Cybersecurity Advanced Training, covering essential areas such as Blue Team Analysis, Threat Intelligence Analysis, and Incident Response. This focused training will provide DTI personnel with valuable insights into the evolving cyber threat landscape and effective countermeasures.
General Choochart Buakhao, Director General of DTI, emphasized the need for continuous commitment to defending cyberspace. He stated, “Leveraging Group-IB’s experience and technologies, DTI aims to further strengthen its cyber defense capabilities. Our collaboration and joint projects on industry-specific topics will promote knowledge sharing and innovation in the cybersecurity domain in Thailand.”
Mr. Dmitry Volkov, Group-IB’s CEO, expressed satisfaction in expanding their relationship with DTI. He said, “By leveraging our joint expertise and resources, we are poised to make significant strides in advancing cybersecurity research and development. Our aim is to make governments, businesses, and individuals feel more secure in the digital space.”
Group-IB recently announced its plans to establish a Digital Crime Resistance Center in Thailand during a press conference held in Bangkok on March 15, 2023. The center will serve as a hub for seasoned cybersecurity experts specializing in Threat Intelligence, Digital Forensics & Incident Response, Cyber Investigations, Digital Risk Protection, and Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GIB) analysts.
The collaboration between Group-IB and DTI through the signing of the MOU marks a significant step in strengthening cybersecurity efforts in Thailand. By leveraging Group-IB’s expertise and technologies, the partnership aims to enhance the cyber defense capabilities of DTI and promote knowledge sharing and innovation in the cybersecurity domain.