Cyber Secure Singapore 2023

Set to take place at GovWare 2023, ISC2 Singapore Chapter once again is conducting its flagship annual conference Cyber Secure Singapore 2023 (CSS2023). Focusing on the theme "Combating Cyber Threats: Strategies and Approach", the conference programme complements GovWare’s position on delivering transformative insights that address the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

This event is open to ISC2 Singapore Chapter members and invited guests only.

We hope to see you at Cyber Secure Singapore 2023!

***Registration is now Closed***

Cyber Secure Singapore 2023 - Conference Programme

Date: 19th October 2023, Thursday

Time: 8.15am to 5.15pm SGT

Location: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore

Room: Level 3, Hibiscus Room 3601




Topics of Presentation



CSS2023* Registration and Sign-in

*Cyber Secure Singapore 2023

Level 3, Hibiscus Room 3601

(GovWare+CSS2023 Pass registration and collection separately from 17-19 Oct at GovWare registration counters)



Garion Kong, CISSP, CCSP, SSCP

President, ISC2 Singapore Chapter 

Welcome Remarks by ISC2 Singapore Chapter President





Opening Address by Guest-of-Honour

 4  9.20am

Ms. Clar Rosso
Chief Executive Officer of ISC2

ISC2 CEO's Keynote Speech
 5 9.30am

Sponsor:  ARMIS


Speaker Title

Topic:  Sponsor Cybersecurity Topic

   10.00am Tea Break (20 minutes)  
 6 10.20am

Jonathan Tam

Regional Security Officer (APAC), Schneider Electric

Topic:  Keep the Clock Ticking

The heavy digitalization of the manufacturing sector leaded to two points. A more efficient industry but also an expanded landscape regarding cyber vulnerabilities. To face these new challenges Schneider Electric Cybersecurity governance relies on several pillars such as:

  • A strong governance regarding people, process, and technology
  • Cyber Defense
  • Crisis simulation
  • Threat intelligence
  • Best industry-leading practices
7 10.50am

Sponsor: VOTIRO

Oren Maguid

Regional VP for APAC and MEA

Topic:  Sponsor Cybersecurity Topic

For decades, we have relied on predictive analytics to detect and block malicious files. But predicting threats based on historical data is imperfect. Even 99% accuracy guarantees 100% chance of attack. Our Partner - Votiro is here to share how they can ensure your organisation to be fully protected as we can’t just improve our predictions or threat detection. We need an entirely new approach – Votiro’s Positive Selection singles out only the safe elements of each file, ensuring every file that enters your organization is 100% safe.

Join us in this invited-only session to learn how Votiro helps organisation to strengthen their security posture against fileborne attacks and prevent unknown exploits and zero-day malware from affecting daily operations.

 8  11.20am

Cyril Tan

Security ArchitectSpeQtral

Topic:  Quantum Cybersecurity

Public key cryptosystems are still the widely used and more secure methodology in use to enable the secrecy of keys in digital communication today. Though it was estimated it would take decades and millions of qubits to break public key cryptography, the great progress made in the quantum world with the first quantum computer made available on cloud 7 years ago could accelerate the research and development efforts. The session aims to summarise some of the recent developments in the quantum world to combat such future cyber threats and how we should get ready.


Appreciation for Supporting Organizations

  • Cyber Security Agency of Singapore
  • Image Engine

Appreciation Ceremony

10  12.00nn

Sponsor: OKTA

Karunanand Menon

Principal Solutions Engineer

Topic:  Identity Powered Zero Trust

In this session, we are going to provide practical and actionable steps on your journey to implementing Zero Trust within your environment and realize value for your organization.

Lunch Break and Networking (1 hour)  GovWare Exhibition Level
 11 1.30pm

Panel Discussion


Neha Malhotra

SubCo Member, ISC2 Singapore Chapter


  • Ilia Tivin, Managing Director, Locked Jar 
  • Emil TanCyber Strategist and Market Lead, Critical Infrastructure, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Amit Gupta, Head of Security Governance Risk and Control, Bukalapak

Topic:  Combating Cyber Threats: Strategy and Approach

12  2.10pm

Sponsor: CYFIRMA

Saurabh Lal

President for Cyber Research and Customer Success

Topic: Time To Choose – From Conventional CTI to Next Generation Intelligence

The landscape of cyber threats is constantly evolving, and it is imperative for us to stay ahead of the curve. This session redefines cyber threat intelligence and uncovers what it takes to gather quality and actionable intelligence, applying it across both technology and business domains, and transforming from conventional CTI to the game changing external threat landscape management.

13 2.40pm

Chea Le Xin Andrea

Manager, RSM Risk Advisory 

Topic:  Building a Healthy Security Culture: Safeguarding Organisations Against Cyber Threats

In today's digital landscape, cybersecurity has become a top priority for organisations worldwide. However, simply investing in cutting-edge technology and implementing security measures alone no longer guarantees protection against cyber threats.

A healthy cybersecurity culture keeps cybersecurity at the forefront of an employee's mind - a mindset where security is ingrained in every employee's daily routine, integrated into their work life rather than an afterthought discarded after a training session concludes.

 14 3.10pm




Topic: Sponsor Cybersecurity Topic
3.40pm Tea Break (20 minutes)  
15 4.00pm

Anson Zeall

Head of Compliance, dtcpay

Topic:  From Reaction to Prevention: Blockchain's Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity

In the dynamic field of cybersecurity, blockchain technology stands as a robust defense mechanism against common cyber threats, including DDoS attacks. This presentation explores the decentralized nature of blockchain, showcasing its inherent security features such as cryptographic security and consensus mechanisms that enhance data protection and resist cyber attacks.

We will navigate the regulatory landscape, emphasizing the role of compliance in augmenting security measures. Through real-world case studies, we will illustrate blockchain's success in mitigating cyber risks and envision its future potentials.

 16 4.30pm

Panel Discussion


Paolo Miranda

Vice President, ISC2 Singapore Chapter

  • Jason Tamara Widjara, Director of AI, MSD 
  • Siavash Sakhavi, Assistant Head, 100 Experiments
  • Viren Mantri, CISO, SC Ventures

Topic:  AI-Driven Deception vs. AI-Enhanced Cyber Defense: What's Next?



Mr. Paolo Miranda, CISSP

Conference Chair, Vice President, ISC2 Singapore Chapter

Closing Remarks



End of Conference Closing

* The programme format, agenda, and timings are subject to change by the organizer as and when necessary due to planning and unforeseen changes.

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