Mr. Ou Phannarith is the Director of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Security of Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) of Cambodia. He is the former Head of the National Cambodia Computer Emergency Response Team (CamCERT). He has been involved in the development of Cybersecurity, ICTs, and related regulations in Cambodia for the last 13 years.
Mr. OU Phannarith is one of the well-known cybersecurity experts in Cambodia and the region. He has been invited to present in global conferences, forums, and seminars and he was awarded as TOP 100 Global CISO 2020 by Forcepoint and HotTopics.ht in 2020, in Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) in 2016 by (ISC)2 and in 2012 as one of the top 10 Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) in ASEAN by the International Data Group (IDG).
Mr. OU has been the research fellow at the Center for Inclusive Digital Economy, Asian Vision Institution (AVI), and the visiting professor at Kirirom Institute of Technology (KIT) specializing in Cybersecurity. He is the founder of the first cybersecurity awareness website (www.secudemy.com) and also the founder of Cyber Youth Cambodia, the community dedicates to the Youth who are willing to engage in Cybersecurity as a career.