Future of Work: Privacy and Data Concerns in Unprecedented Times [Online Event] | SGInnovate
May 20 2020

Location

Online Event
Singapore

Future of Work: Privacy and Data Concerns in Unprecedented Times [Online Event]

Presented by SGInnovate
Partnered with General Assembly

In the face of the pandemic, businesses worldwide are shutting down their offices and arranging for employees to Work from Home to ensure business continuity. Unsecured video conferencing, lack of VPN, uploading to the cloud, usage of personal laptops for work - the rush to facilitate home-based work has left many companies open to privacy and data security risks.

For the foreseeable future, remote working will be the new norm; both employers and employees have a role to play to mitigate the cyber risks involved. Discover from our panel of experts as they share their perspectives on key security risks and problems posed by the adoption of new technologies and business practices in these unprecedented times, and possible solutions and mindsets to address these issues.

Date: 20 May 2020, Wednesday
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (UTC +8)

Speakers:

  • Ivan Lee, Deputy Director, Cyber Security Technologies, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Dr Tan Mei Hui, Cybersecurity Specialist, Government Technology Agency (GovTech)
  • Manan Qureshi, Cyber Risk & Resiliency Executive – APAC, IBM
  • Shahnawaz Backer, Principal Security Advisor, APCJ, F5 Networks

Moderator:

  • Dr. Vivy Suhendra, Executive Director, Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium

Programme: 

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Panel Discussion on Future of Work: Privacy and Data Concerns in Unprecedented Times

Speakers’ Profiles:

Ivan Lee, Deputy Director, Cyber Security Technologies, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Ivan is the Deputy Director (Cyber Security Technologies) of iTrust, Centre for Research in Cyber Security. He holds triple portfolios – (a) centre governance, (b) testbeds / laboratories management and (c) training & technologies translation.

He is passionate in transformative calibration for initiating, strengthening and broadening of the business ecosystem for greater success through synergistic powers of governance, people, technology and capability. The transformation process is a journey that will require multi-skillsets that stretch in breadth and dive in layers. The most complex and arduous parts are often the multi-factorial diplomacy and humans, and yet these elements form the foundation in strengthening the organisation.

Ivan’s philosophy in life is learning well, staying humble and remaining connected with the ground. He has a fun-loving personality. He often believes that numerous things could be accomplished in intelligent, needed and creative ways.

Dr Tan Mei Hui, Cybersecurity Specialist, Government Technology Agency (GovTech)

As a Cybersecurity Specialist in GovTech, Mei Hui designs and shapes the thought leadership of the cybersecurity operations in the Whole-of-Government (WOG). Additionally, she actively promotes the use of data analytics and visualisation, in her capacity as the Data Champion for the Cybersecurity Group.
 
Mei Hui is active in the cybersecurity community. Apart from holding an executive committee role on the Singapore Computer Society’s Cybersecurity Chapter, she volunteers in various mentoring programmes and aims to build a more cohesive cyber ecosystem. 
 
Prior to GovTech, Mei Hui was from PriceWaterhouseCoopers Singapore and Deloitte Singapore, specialising in governance, compliance and architecture of Security Operation Centres (SOC). Previously, she has won awards in her role as a researcher in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and graduated as the Valedictorian for her cohort in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. She majored in computer vision and machine learning and has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) from NUS, and Minor in Business (Technopreneurship) from Tsinghua University.

Manan Qureshi, Cyber Risk & Resiliency Executive – APAC, IBM

Manan in his previous tenures has worked in leadership roles both on the management consulting side and on the consumer side across APAC, Middle East, Europe and North America managing multi-country portfolios across Cyber, Organisational Resilience and GRC in a range of verticals including Finance, Defence, Telecom, Government and R&D. In his previous role as CISO at Riyad Bank - Manan leads the seismic shift in their Cyber Security and Organizational Resilience program – and was instrumental in driving convergence across both silos.

He also participated in Digitalisation Roadmap of the organization that had stringent regulatory requirements of cross-geo operations. Manan has worked on both sides of the aisle - both on the consulting team and the consumer side. At KPMG, Devoteam and Accenture where he was also focused on leading engagements relating to Enterprise Risk Management, Cyber Resilience, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management, Governance Risk and Compliance across Financial, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Telco & Defence Sectors. On the consumer side in Societe Generale, HSBC and Riyad Bank - Manan leads multi-country portfolios covering Cyber and Organizational Resilience Dealing with PCI-DSS, ISO31000, ISO27K1 and ISO22301 Certifications along with elevating the programs to a higher posture of maturity.

Shahnawaz Backer, Principal Security Advisor, APCJ, F5 Networks

Based in Singapore, Shahnawaz comes with over a decade of experience, practising Information Security in the Asia Pacific. He is responsible for studying trending technologies, cyber threats, and its implications. He focuses on digital identity, fraud, bots, and modern applications. Honing his skills as he transitioned from being a developer to systems engineer to solutions architect and a trusted advisor, Shahnawaz currently works with people and enterprises alike to implement stronger security postures by boosting visibility, intelligence, and automation. He believes in security being a collective responsibility and has recently open-sourced gamified learning for Application Programming Interfaces.

Prior to joining F5, Shahnawaz was a Technical Specialist with IBM Security, where he was responsible for Architecture Design for security solutions and moving customers from a reactive to proactive security posture. He holds a bachelor’s degree in information and Communication Technology from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology and holds Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certification, Certified Cloud Security Professional from ISC2 and Certified Ethical Hacker from EC-Council.

Moderator’s Profile:

Dr. Vivy Suhendra, Executive Director, Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium

Dr Vivy Suhendra is the Executive Director of the Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium since its launch in 2016. She is responsible for programme planning and strategic management of the Consortium as an academia-industry-government engagement platform to foster research translation, technology awareness, and collaborative R&D efforts in Cybersecurity. Prior to joining the Consortium, Vivy was a research scientist at Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, focusing on system security and content protection. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009.

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