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Southeast Asia boosts cybersecurity training with Bangkok center

Japan's NEC helps train agencies and companies as threats increase

Trainees at the ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Capacity Building Center use simulations to practice identifying and handling threats. (Photo by Hiroshi Kotani)

BANGKOK -- Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations opened a cybersecurity training center here on Friday to combat the growing threat of digital attacks as cross-border investment in the region rises and connected technologies like the "internet of things" spread.

The Bangkok facility, dubbed the ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Capacity Building Center, will share expertise on how to identify and defend against such attacks.

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