The year 2022 marks a significant milestone in the growth journey of the (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter. The chapter entered into the 10th year of operation as a registered society in Singapore and as an official (ISC)2 Chapter in Singapore since her founding in 2012. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the chapter on a wonderful 10th anniversary.
I remember joining the local chapter back in 2016 after obtaining the (ISC)2 CISSP certification and subsequently joined the Executive Committee (EXCO) under the leadership of Sam Goh as the Honorary Treasurer. I have not turned back since, serving in different leadership roles in the EXCO under the leadership of Matthias Yeo and Victor Yeo. Throughout my tenure serving with the chapter, I have the privilege of witnessing the remarkable growth of the chapter, the passion in the eyes of all the chapter leaders, serving in a volunteering capacity and devoting their free time to advancing the chapter and her activities in the interest of the members and the local community.
Amongst many of the achievements, the chapter membership grew from less than 20 in the founding year to more than 600 in 2022. the chapter transformed digitally and adopted various technological tools to optimize the operation of the chapter. The chapter was also awarded the (ISC)2 Chapter Recognition Achievement Award for the Asia Pacific region in 2019 and 2021.
Heartiest congratulations again to the chapter and to her numerous achievements under the wise leadership of all the past presidents and chapter leaders. As new chapter leaders step up to lead the chapter, I am hopeful and looks forward to see the chapter continue to grow stronger from strength to strength both in Singapore and in the Asia Pacific region for many more years to come.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary and a decade of strong community-building in Singapore, the (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter will be hosting a series of conferences, events and activities over the course of the year and have published an e-Flipbook named 'The Journey So Far' with a compilation of contributed write-ups from chapter leaders, industry leaders and members, documenting the journey travelled so far for the chapter. The chapter will be hosting her inaugural Cyber Secure Singapore 2022 conference event on 20th October alongside GovWare. The chapter will also be hosting all the chapter members at the Chapter Members Reception right after the Cyber Secure Singapore event.
I am looking forward to meet all of you, fellow members of the chapter at Cyber Secure Singapore and Chapter Members Reception networking event.
Garion Kong, CISSP, CCSP, SSCP
(ISC)2 Singapore Chapter
Exco Announcement - August 2022
Singapore have 2963 CISSPs, highest in ASEAN and comparable to China, Japan, India and Australia in Asia Pacific. There is a total of 3683* (ISC)² certified members in Singapore.
#As of July 2022. Source : https://www.isc2.org/About/Member-Counts
*Estimated figure. This is inclusive of members with more than one (ISC)² certification
The chapter was appointed as an Industry Advisor to the Industry Roundtable by Cyber Youth Singapore (CYS) on 29th March 2022.
As an industry advisor, the chapter will hold a stake in the development of youths in tech through guiding and advising CYS’ strategic direction and provide youths with opportunities to obtain guidance from industry professionals to assist in the development of their career path.
(ISC)² Singapore Chapter is a non profit member community of (ISC)² credential holders in Singapore. We aim to advance the Singapore ecosystem of Cyber and Information System Security Professionals. We provide members with the opportunity to build a local network of peers to share knowledge, exchange resources, collaborate on projects, and create new ways to earn CPE credits.
Our chapter programmes provides members access to knowledge sharing from Government Agencies and Industry leaders. The community is focus on helping the development of leaders and professionals in information systems security. We strive to keep our members informed of the latest advances in technology, techniques and policies. We also promote awareness of the profession and educate the public on how to defend against security threats.
Who are we ?
Our members consist of (ISC)² credentialed professionals who hold either a SSCP, CAP, CSSLP, and/or a CISSP or advanced concentration certification. We have more than 500 members and am growing fast. We have a wide spectrum of members; Students, Practicing Professionals in different specializations, Senior leaders in the Cyber business and Senior Security Officers and Advisors in Gov Agencies and Industries.
How is the Chapter run?
The chapter is run by a group of dedicated volunteers serving on the Executive Committee (EXCO) and Sub-Committee. These volunteers commit their precious time to meet monthly to plan and organize professional events and activities throughout the year for the benefit of the chapter members and the community. Visit our Executive Committee page to see our team for this year.
What events do we organize?
We try to have a mixture of fun and learning in the events we organize. We aim to organize an event every month of the year. Our aim is for our members to earn a substantial amount of CPEs from our activities. We have a full year calendar of social and professional events; from Chinese New Year Lo Hei, Bowling, Movie Night, Industries Talks at SMU, Conferences, Government Engagement and Industry Visits. Visit our Events page for our calendar of upcoming events!
Why join us?
CPEs is just one of the many benefits. The local chapter allow the community to come together to learn, network and share. You will have friends in various specializations to consult when you need help; information security has many domains and we often are not an expert in everything. Coming together as a community allow us to engage and work collective with Government Agencies and Industries Bodies on standards and polices.
Learn more about the Focus Areas of the chapter and benefits of becoming a Chapter Member, visit our Membership page.
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