AIS extends AUNJAI CYBER syllabus to the Thais People with the power of NCSA Building cyber-immunity and skills for digital citizens through national network of security government organizations.
AIS is partnering with allies from every sector to expand the AUNJAI CYBER Syllabus, a course of digital skills certified by the Ministry of Education to meet the standards of school syllabi. AIS has been collaborating with government agencies including the Department of Mental Health and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, with a common goal to level up digital skills, and build a society that can use digital safely and responsibly.
Previously, the company has worked with the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of the Interior to bring the AUNJAI CYBER syllabus to educators and students of its affiliated schools nationwide. This kicked off in over 29,000 schools affiliated to OBEC around the country.
Today, AIS has signed an MoU with the state agency directly responsible for maintaining cyber security, the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA). This cooperation will provide know-how from the AUNJAI CYBER syllabus to the public through the nationwide network of cyber security, including children, youth, working people, the elderly and the disabled.
They can acquire cyber immunity and be informed digital citizens when going online. They gain the digital skills to cope with threats, and enjoy the digital world safely, constructively and responsibly.
Saichon Submakudom, Acting Head of Public Relations and Business Relations Business Unit at AIS, noted, “We are focused on developing an intelligent communication communications network to support every use case of our customers and the general public. Alongside this, AIS is on a mission to operate its business sustainably in society, and take the lead in efforts to cope with cyber-threats.
This comprises both deploying digital tech as a tool for users to negotiate the Internet safely, and the necessary knowledge to promote digital skills for Thai people to be clued-up, and enjoy the digital world securely and responsibly.
For this, we have developed the AUNJAI CYBER syllabus, designed in consultation with the Ministry of Education, the Department of Mental Health and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), which complies with the standards required for courses at Thai schools.
The syllabus instils and enhances digital skills and awareness through 4 Professional Skill Modules or the 4 P4, comprising 1. Practice, knowledge and understanding of using tech correctly and appropriately, 2. Personality, recommendations for personal protection online, 3. Protection, learning how to protect against cyber threats online and 4. Participation, interacting with appropriate skills and behavior for social media. Until now, the AUNJAI CYBER course has reached over 224,886 people, including students of schools affiliated to OBEC, which has brought the syllabus to over 29,000 students at schools all over Thailand.
“Today, we have expanded our cooperation to bring the content of this course to a larger number of Thai people. On this occasion, we are honored to be partnering with a government body which has a key role in preventing cyber-threats at the national level, the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA). Together, we will expand AUNJAI CYBER to the general public on a systematic basis covering every segment from children and youth to working people, the elderly and the disabled. We will achieve this through the mechanisms of NCSA, whose network reaches to the subdistrict and district level nationwide, including the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) and local administrative organizations. This cooperation is in the form of activities, field trips and joint communications through various channels.
“We are confident that this close collaboration with state agencies who are directly responsible for cyber security for the general public such as NCSA will help achieve the common goal of both organizations. This is to reduce the impact of cyber threats while building digital skills, which include competency in understanding, accessing and using digital tech beneficially and safely.”
Air Vice Marshal Amorn Chomchoey, Secretary General of the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) commented, “A key mission of NCSA is to address the risk from cyber-threats, and efficiently upgrade the nation’s cyber-security. Thailand is facing a continual increase in cyber-threats, of which the statistics doubled in 2022. As a result, we have intensified our operations to integrate organizations from every sector, to lay the foundations of cyber-security. We aim to build awareness of risky situations in cyber-security to the general public, so that they can cope with the situation efficiently.
“This cooperation with AIS, including the Department of Mental Health and KMUTT, is a new aspect of sharing digital skills with the AUNJAI CYBER course. It has been integrated with the core mission of NCSA to build awareness and skills in cyber-security among the general public at every level, including children, young people, working people, the elderly and the disabled. We achieve this through NCSA’s network, in the form of proactive intervention to instill content of the AUNJAI CYBER syllabus, through activities to inform about cyber-threats at the regional level.
The public will be able to learn and assess themselves by doing a test. Know-how is also shared to provide a greater variety of knowledge. This includes promoting the AUNJAI CYBER syllabus through various NCSA channels. We are creating working formats which are open to every segment and age range of the public to gain new knowledge and build awareness for the public to have understanding. They can adapt to live in the digital world as responsible digital citizens enjoying the online world safely.”