New additions to the GFCE network: Thailand & CCSIRS

News item | 26-01-2018

We are proud to announce the GFCE has welcomed both Thailand and the Center for Cyber Security and International Relations Studies (CCSIRS) to take part in the GFCE’s efforts in building global cyber capacities. Thailand is our 64th GFCE member and CCSIRS our 7th GFCE partner. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with both parties.

Please read a quick introduction of our new GFCE member and partner below.


In Thailand the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA), Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), plays a major role in developing, promoting and supporting electronic transactions in Thailand. It also provides supporting infrastructure that facilitates electronic transactions, helps businesses related to electronic transactions and creates secure, safe and reliable ICT standards. Since 2011, ETDA’s primary mission is to build confidence and support in online transactions, while providing support for the Electronic Transactions Commission and related agencies.  EDTA advocates for an increase in the volume and value of electronic transactions and provides technical and practical services related to electronic transactions in Thailand. 

The Center for Cyber Security and International Relations Studies

The Center for Cyber Security and International Relations Studies (CCSIRS) is part of the CSSII and the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Florence. CCSIRS was established in 2015 with the aim of enhancing the current understanding of cyberspace, and in particular to analyze the influence and impact this domain has on the Italian national security and global international system. Among key Center’s objectives is the development and promotion of a global culture of cyber security, including the facilitation of private-public partnerships. The Center deploys a multidisciplinary approach, merging the traditional political, strategic and military studies with computer sciences. Bringing together recognized domestic and international experts from various fields and countries, the Center continues to forge international research and practice alliances to advance its objectives.