Secure Singapore 2021

Speaker Profiles




Speaker bio


Clar Rosso, Chief Executive Officer, (ISC)²

Clar Rosso has more than two decades of experience helping global professional associations and certifying bodies grow and strengthen member value. As CEO of (ISC)², she is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the association.

Prior to joining (ISC)2, Clar served as the executive vice president, engagement and learning innovation for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) where she led the development and execution of strategy to support global competency development and lifelong learning for the finance and accounting profession.

Previously, Clar worked as the Chief Operating Officer of the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) and the CalCPA Education Foundation where she drove membership growth of more than 30 percent and developed and executed a strategic vision to transition the Education Foundation to a digitally focused business model.

Prior to CalCPA, Clar worked as an educator, magazine writer and sports reporter.

Clar holds a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communications from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in special education from San Francisco State University.


Garion Kong, CISSP, CCSP

Garion is an information technology and security professional with over 20 years’ experience leading the IT governance, management and information security for SMEs and regional offices of MNCs in Asia. He is currently the principal Team Lead for a software company leading the IT governance, IT service operations and information security vulnerability management for the regional offices in Asia. Prior to his current role, Garion was the head of IT for a catastrophe risk modelling and research company.

Garion has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Information Technology. He is a certified ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor and is a registered quality professional with CQI/IRCA. Garion holds several IT security certifications including the certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO).

Keyaan Williams, CISSP

Keyaan J. Williams is the Founder and Managing Director of CLASS-LLC, a professional services firm that specializes in corporate governance, enterprise risk, and cybersecurity program management for global customers. Prior to CLASS-LLC, he managed large security programs at the CDC. A founding member of the Private Directors Association Atlanta Chapter, he currently serves as the chair of the risk committee for a global non-profit and as a strategic advisor for other start-up and early-stage organizations. In addition to public speaking, his knowledge is documented in numerous books and publications such as the Certified CISO Body of Knowledge, The Language of Cybersecurity, Using Security Metrics to Drive Action, CISO Magazine, the ISSA Journal, and the Crisis Response Journal.

Indrani Chandrasegaran

Indrani Chandrasegaran is a Cyber Security Executive with Accenture Security and leads their Applied Cyber Security Services Practice in South East Asia.  In her role as the Applied Cyber Security Services leader, she is responsible for overall client cyber transformation strategy  and delivery of Innovative cybersecurity services to help them grow confidently and build business cyber resilience.

Indrani has over 20 years’ experience in delivering cyber digital transformation programs, cyber governance advisory, technology advisory, cyber defense operations and managed security services in APAC, Middle East and Europe. She is versatile cyber security professional focused on a vision to advocate cyber security culture and helping organizations globally to rethink and innovate their enterprise cyber resilience program.

Prior to Accenture, Indrani served as the CISO/Vice President Cyber Security Services with Infosys Compaz (a joint venture of Temasek and Infosys) where she spearheaded and managed security services portfolio including maturing their cyber practice, go to market strategies, partner alliances and helped to drive their client digital transformation program in South Asia.  Before moving to ICompaz, she held the role of Regional Cyber Strategist with Symantec Corporation, evangelizing their enterprise cyber solution platform and driving their product innovation strategy in ASEAN.

She holds Masters In Information Technology along with notable security certifications of C-CISO, CISM, CIPM, CBCP, CBCLA, PRINCE2 , ISO27001LI and ISO27001 LA.


Saurabh Lal

Saurabh has 2+ decades of global industry experience helping organizations set-up, execute and improve IT operations, service delivery, service management, creating lean teams, and establishing creative strategies for optimizing internal operations, financial returns and external customer service and output.

As a veteran in the IT industry, Saurabh was previously heading up delivery functions for BHP Billiton and Prudential where he was responsible for global and regional IT operations for mission-critical applications.

Saurabh’s experience and expertise include the following:

  •        Global Cyber Security, Information Security Governance and Compliance
  •        Customer Engagement, Customer Success Management
  •        IT Strategy and Governance, driving and executing Strategic/Tactical initiatives
  •        Delivery Execution, Quality Management (for internal and external customer delivery)
  •        Service Excellence and Process Improvement services
  •        Managing and streamlining Global Delivery/Operations Center
  •        Managing Opportunities and Pipeline
  •        ITIL Consultancy / Management (V3, V2), SLM, Six Sigma, Process Management (LSS)

Stan Hoe

Stan Hoe is currently an Associate Solution Architect at Aqua Security where he helps organizations in the Asia-Pacific and Japan region secure their cloud-native journey.

Prior to joining Aqua, Stan was previously from Trustwave, a Threat Detection & Response company, where his experience spans across various functions including Security Consulting, Channels & Alliances, Corporate Development, and Research & Development in Emerging Technologies.

Stan was also a recipient of the Singtel Cybersecurity Scholarship and he currently holds the following professional industry certifications: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSKv4) as well as several other Cloud Security certifications.


Chirag Joshi

Chirag has extensive experience building and managing cyber security, risk management, and compliance programs in multiple countries across various industries.

He is the author of the bestselling book - 7 Rules to Influence Behaviour and Win at Cyber Security Awareness, which has been purchased in several countries around the world.

Chirag is passionate about creating a safe world online for commerce, communication, and entertainment. This vision has led him to become a sought-after speaker on a wide range of topics including cyber threat landscape, emerging technologies, cloud computing and security awareness. He has presented at numerous leading conferences and forums. He is currently a Director for the ISACA Sydney chapter and leads cyber security for a major financial services organisation in Australia.

Chirag’s academic qualifications include Master’s degree in Telecommunications Management and Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. He holds multiple certifications including CISA, CISM, CRISC and CDPSE.


Gerry Chng

Over the last two decades, Gerry had built a career in one of the Big 4 Consulting Firms where he was a Senior Partner leading the Southeast Asia Cybersecurity team. An engineer by training, his experience has been diverse and wide-ranging - from advising clients on strategic and governance issues, the usage and risks of emerging technology such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, down to the technical aspects of effective threat and vulnerability management through the implementation of digital governance platforms.

Gerry works with clients on setting the right foundations to build up their Cybersecurity risk management capabilities, as well as architecting and designing a risk-aware culture through proper technology enablement. Gerry is also well experienced in advising entities in the financial and public sector clients on managing their technology-related risks.

He continues helping clients leverage data, algorithms, and solutions to scale up their Cybersecurity risk sensing and response.


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Steven Ng

Steven Ng Yong Teng is the Chief Information Officer at Ensign InfoSecurity.

As the CIO, Steven provides the vision, leadership and technology governance to support Ensign’s long-term business growth in the areas of enterprise-wide IT, digital transformation and cybersecurity.

Prior to this, Steven held leadership roles with the Singapore Ministry of Defence, including serving as the Director of Threat Intelligence Group in the Defence Cyber Organisation, and Head of various technical operations and strategic analysis groups in the Military Intelligence Organisation. He has extensive experience in leading large-scale technical operations and building new start-up teams.

Lee Joon Sern

Lee Joon Sern is the Lead Data Scientist at Ensign Labs. In this role, he oversees the application of state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to the cybersecurity domain.

Joon Sern has seven years of experience on niche areas like machine learning, algorithms and signal processing to images, texts, and time series.


Adoption of Emerging Technologies - Threat to existing IT security posture?

Andre Shori, CISSP

Andre Shori is the Chief Information Security Officer at Schneider Electric for the APAC region, where he is responsible for leading, animating and implementing Cybersecurity strategy. With over 25 years of professional experience, a SANS Master of Science in Information Security Management and 18 major cybersecurity certifications, he makes it his daily mission to improve Schneider’s cybersecurity maturity and posture.

Andre also serves as an executive board member of the Singapore chapter of (ISC)2 and as Vice President of the Association of Information Security Professionals (AiSP), where he strives to advance the cybersecurity profession through a network of cross border partnerships with other professional associations. He works tirelessly to help create a vibrant global cybersecurity ecosystem to create a safe and secure cyberspace for everyone.

  Neha Malhotra, CISSP, CCSP

Neha Malhotra is an information & cyber security professional, with over 15 years of IT and leadership experience within the BFSI, consulting and manufacturing sectors. Based in Singapore, she has been driving and implementing global strategic initiatives for large financial organizations, across multiple information and cyber security domains over the past decade.

She is truly passionate about technology, innovation and secure adoption of emerging technologies and holds multiple industry certifications in information security, including blockchain security. She serves on the Exco board of (ISC)² Singapore chapter and also volunteers in many initiatives on cybersecurity awareness for the community , career coaching and mentorship for students and young professionals, and sharing her knowledge as a speaker in industry events and conferences. She has received multiple recognitions and accolades including two (ISC)² Global Achievement Awards recently.



Mr. SC Leung is currently the Member of Board of Directors of (ISC)2 and the Chairperson of the Bylaws Committee.  He had served in the APAC Advisory Council of (ISC)2.

He had been the Centre Manager of the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT), supervising the security incident response team and coordinating with local and overseas parties in the past 20 years. Before joining HKCERT, he had served in banking, Internet solution provider, telecommunication and the consultancy industries.  In recent years he has been involved in digital transformation and Industry 4.0 consulting projects.

SC Leung holds several information security designations including CISSP, CCSP, CISA and CBCP. He is a frequent speaker in promoting information security awareness. He had been invited to speak for Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong Police Force, Government departments, enterprises, schools and local non-governmental organizations, while he had also spoken in overseas conferences of the (ISC)², FIRST, APCERT, NatCSIRT Meeting, APECTEL, CNCERT/CC of China and National University of Singapore.

He was given by (ISC)² the CEO Award in 2013 and the Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievement honouree in 2007 for his voluntary work and product neutral security awareness education to the public.


Melvin Leong (Moderator)

Melvin Leong is a Global Alliances Architect at Dell Technologies, where he manages technical partnerships with Global System Integrators (GSI) in APJ & Greater China. With 22+ years of IT experience in support, delivery, sales and presales, across several technology giants such as Dell, HPE, Microsoft and IBM, Melvin leverages his expertise in infrastructure, cloud, and enterprise architecture, to help GSI partners & clients drives business outcomes through hybrid-/multi-cloud and IT Modernization strategies.

Melvin is also a Certified CISO and trained in cybersecurity digital forensics and cyber offensive techniques. Melvin currently serves as a Sub-Committee Member of (ISC)² Singapore Chapter, where he actively promotes continuous learning of cybersecurity amongst (ISC)² Singapore Chapter members, IT professionals and communities in Singapore.

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