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(ISC)2 Singapore Chapter’s President Message



Posted by communications on 31 December 2018, 2:11 am

Dear (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter’s Members,

As we have come to the end of 2018, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families aHappy New Year 2019.

A quick summary of the highlights this year, we have concluded the term of 2017-2018 during our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October 2018, and shared some of the transformations and initiatives the Exco did in the last term to our members. We held 11 Executive Committee Meeting, 4 Educational inhouse event, 4 Networking Event (Aikido, Bowling, movies, Drinks and catch up), and with 2 MOUs signed with 2 different organisation (NTUC U Associate and ISACA) to further our cause to connect the cyber security professionals in Singapore. We participated in several external conferences and forum and received a lot of positive feedback about how the chapter helped increase the awareness of cyber security situation in Singapore. 

This year, we concluded the term with a whopping increase of 103% of our membership this year, doubling the numbers in our database, as we continue to pursue our mission to advance the education and professional within Singapore. 

In November, we introduced the new executive committee who will be leading this terms through a social cum start up night where we partnered with Cylon to present some of the amazing startup, to celebrate their courage and entrepreneurship and share their start-up experience and journey. We invited guest from DBS, CSA, NTUC U Associate, CSIT, Comfort Delgro to explore potential partnership with members. It was truly a great networking session.

Looking forward to 2019

The Singapore’s chapter is proud to be one of the leading (ISC)2 chapters across Asia Pacific, and we aspire to continually improve ourselves. By gathering the cyber security professionals in Singapore, we contribute to Singapore’s efforts towards a safe and secure Nation through our educational opportunities and professional resources. We continue to reach out to newly credentialed members based in Singapore and encourage them to participate in our monthly chapter events and enjoy our Singapore member benefits such as discounts to major cybersecurity tradeshows and networking with fellow members. Do continue to reach out to anyone in Cybersecurity that’s not already a chapter member, and encourage them to join us.

The Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) by (ISC)2 are several awards that recognize the people that make a difference in our industry, honouring their efforts and excellence. We’ve had several winners in the past from Singapore and would like to see more of such nomination from Singapore in 2019, that you can receive global recognition of the excellent work you’ve done.

We look forward to an exciting 2019 with you. 

Regards,

Matthias Yeo

President | (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter

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