This conversation, from the CISO Leaders Summit 2023 in Thailand, features Ross O’Brien, Principal Advisor at Focus Network, interviewing Tithirat Siripattanalert, Group CISO & CDO at True Digital Group.

The interview highlights several critical issues and trends in cybersecurity, especially within Thailand’s unique digital landscape.

Keypoints in this discussion include:

  1. Credential Leaks: Thailand has experienced over a million credential leaks, which is a significant cybersecurity challenge.
  2. Security Maturity: Organizations with higher security maturity, like financial institutions, still struggle against evolving cyber threats, while SMEs are particularly vulnerable due to inadequate security measures, making them prime targets for ransomware attacks.
  3. Digital Transformation: The push for digital transformation and increased internet connectivity has expanded the attack surface, facilitating more cybersecurity incidents.
  4. Remote Work Challenges: The shift to remote work, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to increased security risks as employees work outside the protected office network.
  5. Proactive Cybersecurity: Tithirat advocates for a proactive and predictive cybersecurity approach, including threat hunting and industry-specific threat analysis
  6. Generative AI Risks: While acknowledging the potential of generative AI, such as ChatGPT, in enhancing cybersecurity, Tithirat advises careful integration and the need for strict data management policies.