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FT Cyber Security Summit Asia Pacific

Staying Safe in the Digital Age

Singapore |
Speakers include:
Yaacob  Ibrahim

Yaacob Ibrahim

Government of Singapore

Miao Song

Miao Song

Johnson and Johnson

Chari TVT

Chari TVT

Axiata Group Berhad

Overview

Thank you to everybody who joined us at the FT Cyber Security Summit Asia Pacific on 26 October in Singapore. We hope you enjoyed the inspiring keynotes, informative discussions and valuable networking opportunities.

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Mobile, cloud, the Internet of Things and other advances in technology have linked the world in countless ways, forever changing how business is done, how individuals communicate and entertain, and how knowledge is disseminated, among other aspects. But such unprecedented connectivity comes with risks – of systems being hacked and data compromised or stolen; of viruses, worms and malware that sabotage digital devices or launch denial-of-service attacks on websites; and of cyber espionage directed at companies, institutions and governments.

In the past few years, the incidence of cyber breaches has soared. The region is decidedly vulnerable. A global professional services firm has estimated that cyber attacks cost Asia Pacific companies $81bn last year. High-profile cases this year include the $81m theft from the central bank of Bangladesh, $18m stolen from 14,000 ATM withdrawals in Japan and the discovery by an internet security company of a malware code in a Philippines bank. Experts suggest the region’s laws and regulations on cyber security in general are less vigorous than they should be, and a lack of transparency on cyber attacks exacerbates the situation.

Given the perniciousness of the problem, companies in Asia must move swiftly to make their systems secure in the digital age. The first step is to understand what they are up against, and then to devise effective strategies for protection and establish response procedures. The FT Cyber Security Summit Asia Pacific gathers CEOs, chief risk officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior business leaders from a wide range of industries, to explore appropriate solutions to attaining cyber safety. 

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Government Address (1)

Yaacob  Ibrahim

Yaacob Ibrahim

Minister for Communications & Information, the Minister in charge of Muslim Affairs and the Minister in charge of Cyber Security
Government of Singapore

Yaacob Ibrahim is the Minister for Communications & Information, the Minister in Charge of Muslim Affairs and the Minister in Charge of Cyber Security. He was appointed Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts in May 2011. In November 2012, with the restructuring of ministries, Dr Yaacob became the Minister for Communications and Information. He was appointed the Minister in Charge of Cyber Security in April 2015 and was re-appointed as the Minister for Communications and Information following the September 2015 elections. He continues to be in charge of Muslim affairs and cyber security. Previously, Dr Yaacob served as Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, as well as Parliamentary Secretary and Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and also Minister of State for Community Development and Sports. He has also served as the Ministry’s Acting Minister and Minister-In-Charge of Muslim Affairs, and Minister for Community Development and Sports. Dr Yaacob has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1997. He served as the MP for Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) from 1997 to 2011 and Moulmein-Kallang GRC from 2011 to 2015.  He is currently the MP for Jalan Besar GRC (Kolam Ayer). He was also the first Mayor of Central Singapore District from April to November 2001. Dr Yaacob has been active in community service since his school days and has been involved in the Association of Muslim Professionals, Jamiyah, Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura and the Nature Society (Singapore). He also served as a board member of the Civil Service College, the National Heritage Board, STV12 Pte Ltd, and Temasek Polytechnic, and as a trustee of NTUC Income, a union-linked cooperative.  He has been associated with Yayasan Mendaki since its formation and has been its Chairman since March 2002. He serves in the People’s Action Party’s Central Executive Committee as its vice-chairman. Dr Yaacob was a structural engineer at Bylander Meinhardt Partnership before receiving a scholarship to pursue a PhD at Stanford University.  He then worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Cornell University before joining the National University of Singapore.  He is currently on leave of absence from the university as an associate professor.

Speakers (19)

Miao Song

Miao Song

CIO and VP IT, Asia Pacific
Johnson and Johnson

Miao Song joined Johnson & Johnson in 2014 as VP/CIO ASPAC for the medical devices business. She has a rich experience in the IT industry, with broad exposure to the oil, energy, natural resources sectors, as well as consumer goods and healthcare, having worked for Royal Dutch Shell for 14 years, Nestle for five years and more recently Golden-Agri Resources for two year as group CIO. Ms Song has extensive IT management experience, having headed all IT disciplines in both a global and a regional capacity – strategy and planning, programme management, project delivery, delivery management (application and infrastructure support and operations), business systems management, business engagement, IT supplier management, and IT transformation. She has worked in China, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Singapore. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management and a Master of Business Administration degree from Peking University.

Chari TVT

Chari TVT

Group CFO
Axiata Group Berhad

Chari TVT has been Group CFO of Axiata Group Berhad since January 2014. Axiata is one of the largest telecommunications groups in Asia, with over 250 million customers, controlling interests in mobile operators in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia, and significant strategic stakes in India and Singapore. The Group has a market capitalisation of approximately US$16.8 billion. Prior to this role, Mr Chari served as CFO of Celcom Axiata Berhad, where he was instrumental in many initiatives that contributed to Celcom’s excellent financial performance, making it one of the most profitable companies in Malaysia. Prior to joining Axiata Group, Mr Chari was Vice President, Sales at HP Financial Services Asia Pacific and Japan. He had an illustrious career at HP for over 20 years, 10 of which were in senior finance positions in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. He also spent 10 years leading Sales and Marketing for Asia Pacific – a large business unit with revenue close to US$1 billion. Mr Chari holds an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (CIMA), and an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA) and Institute of Cost and Works Accountants (ICWA), India.

William Saito

William Saito

Special Adviser, Prime Minister
Government of Japan

William Saito is a Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Japan, and a Member of the Global Agenda Council on Cyber Security at the World Economic Forum. One of Nikkei’s “100 Most Influential People in Japan,” he took his first serious job (programming software for a major corporation) while in middle school. A decade later he incorporated his own company, was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998, and became an authority on encryption, biometric authentication and cyber security. In 2004 he sold his company to Microsoft, moved to Tokyo, and founded InTecur, venture capital company that identifies innovative technologies and helps entrepreneurs maximise their potential. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Mr Saito was named Chief Technology Officer of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. In 2012, he was appointed to a council on national strategy which reported directly to the Prime Minister. At the World Economic Forum, besides being a member of the Global Agenda Council on Cyber Security he is also a Foundation Board Member and a Young Global Leader. He advises several national governments. In Japan, he has worked with METI, MIC, MEXT, MLIT, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Information Technology Promotion Agency, among others. A popular lecturer at various universities, he frequently appears on TV, sits on the boards of several companies, and is the author of several newspaper columns and numerous publications. His hit management book, The Team: Solving the Biggest Problem in Japan (Nikkei BP) was a best-seller last year, and his autobiography, An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur, appeared in 2011 (John Wiley).

Darren Cerasi

Darren Cerasi

Partner, Deloitte Forensic
Deloitte South East Asia
Ken Chia

Ken Chia

Principal
Baker & McKenzie. Wong & Leow

Ken Chia is Principal at law firm Baker & McKenzie. Wong & Leow. He is a member of the firm’s Asia Pacific IT & Communications and Global Privacy steering committees. He is regularly ranked as a leading ITC and competition lawyer by top legal directories, including Chambers, Asia Pacific Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer? and Asialaw. Mr Chia is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is also an accredited mediator with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group in the United Kingdom. He has more than 20 years of experience practicing in the areas of IT, telecommunications, intellectual property, trade and commerce, and competition law matters. He routinely assists clients, mostly governments and multinational corporations, in large-scale procurement, outsourcing and regional transactions, and provides sound advice on privacy and e-commerce matters. He studied at Stirling University, Cambridge University (Magdalene College), and the College of Law at Guildford, UK.

Ryan Flores

Ryan Flores

Senior Manager, Forward Looking Threat Research, APAC
Trend Micro

Currently the Senior Manager of the Forward-Looking Threat Research team in the APAC region for Trend Micro, Ryan Flores has more than 13 years of experience in antivirus and IT security under his belt. He has held various positions in Trend Micro, starting as an antivirus engineer in charge of malware analysis, detection, and removal. He was heavily involved in malware sourcing and honeypot development and deployment as a member of Trend Micro’s Incident Response Team. His current position requires him to research on botnets, cybercrime and underground activities, as well as emerging technologies. Mr Flores is a regular contributor to the Trend Micro Security Intelligence blog. He has written several research papers, and has also spoken at various international security conferences.

Eddie  Haddad

Eddie Haddad

Managing Director, Asia Pacific,
SWIFT

Eddie Haddad is the Managing Director for Asia Pacific at SWIFT, the provider of financial messaging services. He is responsible for 1,800 customers comprising market infrastructures, financial institutions and corporations across six regions (China, North Asia, Japan, ASEAN, Oceania and the Indian Subcontinent). He also manages SWIFT’s Compliance, Corporate Sales and Alternative Sales teams in the region. Mr Haddad is a member of the Asia Pacific management team, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Alain Raes. With more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, he has held a variety of leadership roles across multiple disciplines, including sales, marketing, business development, finance and operations in IT, financial services and media organisations. He has extensive knowledge of the Asia Pacific markets, where he has been living and working for more than 15 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Finance from Monash University and is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Vincent  Loy

Vincent Loy

Asia Pacific & Singapore Financial Crime, Data & Analytics and Cyber Leader
PwC

Vincent Loy is the Asia Pacific & Singapore Financial Crime, Data & Analytics and Cyber Leader at PwC Singapore. He leads PwC Singapore's Financial Services Technology Risks team and is also a member of its Risk Leadership team. He has over 20 years' experience in the financial services sector, and specialises in complex and emerging businesses and related technology issues. Mr Loy has also advised many large-scale financial services organisations on areas of business and technology strategy, governance, risks, security, sourcing and operations -- specifically concerning risks and resilience, cyber and data. 

Cheri  McGuire

Cheri McGuire

Group Chief Information Security Officer
Standard Chartered Bank

Cheri McGuire is the Group Chief Information Security Officer for Standard Chartered Bank. She joined the bank in June 2016 and is based in London. She is responsible for information and cyber security governance, strategy, regulatory engagement, policy development, training and awareness, and industry partnerships. She also oversees information security monitoring, third-party risk management and vulnerability assessments. With more than 25 years of industry and government experience, she sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on the Future of Cybersecurity, and on the boards of The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and the UK Cyber Defence Alliance. Ms McGuire is a frequent presenter at international conferences on cyber risk management and resilience, information sharing and cybercrime, and has testified seven times as an invited expert witness before the US Congress. From 2010 to 2012, she served as Chair of the US IT Sector Coordinating Council – one of 16 critical sectors identified by the President and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to partner with the government on critical infrastructure protection (CIP) and cyber security. She is a past board member of the IT Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and a former member of the Industry Executive Subcommittee of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Standard Chartered she served for six years as Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy at Symantec. Prior to this, she held senior cyber security roles at Microsoft, the US Department of Homeland Security Cyber Division/US-CERT, and Booz Allen Hamilton. She holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a BA from the University of California at Riverside.

Ted Minkinow

Ted Minkinow

Chief Information Officer
Fullerton Health

Ted Minkinow is the group Chief Information Officer of Fullerton Health. He has a long career in both software development and information technology that began in the USA working on space programmes with NASA and weapons development programmes with the US Military. He has held roles as developer, Chief Software Scientist, Senior Vice President for Software Development, and Global IT Program Director for firms such as Science Applications International Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank and Microsoft Corporation. He is a graduate of the USAF Academy, holds a master’s degree with a focus on aeronautical engineering, and was a combat-experienced fighter pilot with the USAF. He has logged thousands of hours as pilot-in-command of high-performance jet aircraft.

Richard    Moore

Richard Moore

Managing Director & Group Head of Financial Crime & CISO
DBS Bank

Richard Moore joined DBS Bank in 2012 as the Group Head of Financial Crime & Security Services. With his team, he is accountable for ensuring DBS has systems and processes in place to identify and prevent anti money laundering, sanctions, fraud and security risk. Before joining DBS, Mr Moore performed a similar role with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he worked for 12 years. He was also a Detective in Australia’s New South Wales Police Service. Mr Moore holds a Bachelor of Policing (Investigations), and Graduate Diplomas in Risk Management & Compliance. He is a member of the Global and Regional Fraud Advisory Councils, bodies which provide guidance on fraud trends and prevention initiatives, and is also Co-Chair of the ACAMS Singapore Board.

Madan Oberoi

Madan Oberoi

Director, Cybercrime, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation
INTERPOL

Madan Oberoi is Director, Cybercrime, at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation. He is based in Singapore but has global jurisdiction. As part of this role he supervises the Cyber Fusion Centre, Cyber Investigation Support, Cyber Strategy and Cyber Training units of INTERPOL. Dr Oberoi is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1992 batch. He was a Fulbright Scholar (Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship – 2010-2011) in Cyber Security at the University of Washington. He holds a PhD in cybercrime from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Systems from IIT Delhi and another Master’s Degree in Police Management. 

Leonard Ong

Leonard Ong

IT Risk Management and Security Lead, Asia Pacific
MSD International

Leonard Ong is the Lead for IT Risk Management and Security, Asia Pacific, for pharmaceuticals company MSD International. He has over 16 years of experience in information and corporate security gained in the telecommunication, enterprise, banking and pharmaceutical industries. He is in charge of governance, risk management, regulation and compliance (GRRC) for Asia Pacific in MSD International (also known as Merck & Co Inc). Previously he was with Barclays Capital as the Head of Global Information Security Risk & Operation, Asia Pacific. He also spent more than 11 years in Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks. He has volunteered for a number of security associations since 2003. His longest service is with ISACA Singapore Chapter where he has been elected as Chapter President twice. ISACA is a global community of 140,000 professionals in the areas of IT Assurance, IT Security, IT Risk Management and IT Governance.He has also served ASIS International Chapter as Honorary Chairman for three years.  He is still serving in various councils and committees at global level. He is currently serving as Director, Board of Directors, ISACA. He holds a Master of Computing degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Engineering degree from Universitas Trisakti.

 

Atsushi Sekino

Atsushi Sekino

Information Risk Manager, Asia Pacific Region
Coca-Cola

Atsushi Sekino was appointed Information Risk Manager, Asia Pacific Region for  the Coca-Cola Company in 2008. He has been with the company since 1999. He has Master of Science degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

Sanjay Singh

Sanjay Singh

Chief Information Officer & Director, Global Business Services
P&G Asia Pacific

Sanjay Singh is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a Director for the Global Business Services (GBS) team for P&G in Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, he oversees P&G’s IT technology strategy, innovation, and information security, and is in charge of digitizing as well as streamlining IT operations in the region. He oversees regional business services spanning across Human Resource Services, Product Supply Services, Consumer Relations Services and Financial Services, serving P&G’s various business units. Prior to his current role, Mr Singh was the CIO and GBS Director for Global Baby Care based in Singapore. Mr Singh started his career with P&G as a member of the India Sales & Supply Chain Systems team based in Mumbai, India. He has held various roles across the IT and distribution, retail as well as supply chain systems functions during his 22-year-long career in the company. Throughout his career, Mr Singh has held leadership positions across five countries in Asia and Europe (Philippines, Japan, India, Poland, and Singapore). He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer Science) and earned his MBA at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Sidhu Sridhara

Sidhu Sridhara

Head – Enterprise Information Security Services Group
, Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services
Wells Fargo

Sidhu Sridhara leads the Enterprise Information Security (EIS) services organisation in Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services. He joined Wells Fargo in 2014 and leads a team of 240+ information security professionals providing services to the company. He also helps other risk management services delivery teams at EGS. He holds multiple certifications in IT risk management and IT governance. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mr Sridhara served as Risk Management Fellow (Banking and Securities) at Deloitte US and as the Regional Leader of Finance Risk Transformation Services practice of the firm. He led global M&A projects in the financial services sector, including for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and ING. He is a subject matter specialist on offshoring and internal controls. His work on risk governance and oversight practices at the board level in S&P 200 organisations was published by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in the US. He helped draft a board practices report published by the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals in the US, and his work on disclosure practices in the audit committee reporting mechanism at S&P 50 organisations has been published.

Karthik Subramanian

Karthik Subramanian

Chief Technology Officer
Zalora

 As CTO of Zalora, the online fashion retailer, Karthik Subramanian is responsible for all of the group’s technology, data and product management vision and execution. He has been with the company since its foundation in in 2012. He is responsible for all of its customer facing technology (apps and websites) as well as critical internal systems (warehousing, product, purchasing, pricing, backend operations,big data, data warehousing and infrastructure). Prior to Zalora he was the AGM of a clothes hanger manufacturing business in Shenzhen. He spent five years in a Silicon Valley enterprise security startup that was acquired by IBM and was a systems developer, a solutions engineer and an account manager based in the US Midwest. He has a Bachelor of Computing in Computer Engineer (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from INSEAD.

Paul Vlissidis

Paul Vlissidis

Technical Director, Security Consulting
NCC Group

Paul Vlissidis is Technical Director, Security Consulting at NCC Group, the UK-based FTSE-250 listed company specialising in cyber security and risk mitigation. With more than 25 years’ experience in IT, he is a recognised expert on all aspects of IT and cyber security, and prior to NCC he held senior IT risk positions in the nuclear industry. He leads product and service development for NCC with particular focus on domain services. He is a regular commentator on cyber security in the national press and broadcast media and led the cyber team for the popular and well-reviewed Hunted series on Channel 4. Mr Vlissidis is a strong advocate of professionalisation and standards in the security industry and was a founding member of the security testing industry body CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers) and is an experienced adviser to industry and government on technical cyber risk management. He started NCC Group's penetration testing team in 1997, developing it into the largest of its kind in the world. He regularly lectures on cyber security at several universities.

Chalee  Vorakulpipat

Chalee Vorakulpipat

Head of Cybersecurity Laboratory
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand

Chalee Vorakulpipat is currently Head of Cybersecurity Laboratory, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand. He has been involved in several projects in information security (including ThaiCERT), mobile device management, social networking sites, ubiquitous computing, context-aware computing, e-health, and mobile application development. He has over 30 refereed publications in these areas. He also serves as a subcommittee member on issues regarding national information security of Thailand. In his academic role, he works as a lecturer for information systems courses at several universities across Thailand. He holds professional certificates including CISSP, CISA, PMP and IRCA (ISMS Lead Auditor). Mr Vorakulpipat has a Bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand, a Master’s in information technology from Kasetsart University, Thailand, and PhD in information systems from the University of Salford, UK.

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James Crabtree

James Crabtree

Contributing Editor
Financial Times

James Crabtree is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and a Contributing Editor at the Financial Times. Until May 2016, he led coverage of corporate India for the FT as Mumbai Bureau chief, having previously worked on the opinion page in London, as Comment Editor. He is now on sabbatical at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, but remains an FT Contributing Editor. Before joining the newspaper, Mr Crabtree was deputy editor of Prospect, Britain's leading monthly magazine of politics and ideas, and he has written for a range of other global publications, from the Economist to Wired. Prior to journalism, he worked as a senior policy adviser in the British Prime Minister's Strategy Unit under Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He has also worked at various think tanks in London and Washington DC, and spent a number of years living in the United States, initially as a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. 

Michael  Peel

Michael Peel

Bangkok Correspondent
Financial Times

Michael Peel has been Bangkok Correspondent since September 2013. Prior to this he was Middle East Correspondent at the Financial Times since January 2011. Mr Peel joined the Financial Times in 1997 as a graduate trainee and has held various roles in the UK and as a foreign correspondent. Between 2006 and 2011, he was the FT’s Legal Correspondent, a role that included covering financial crime. Prior to that, he was the FT’s West Africa Correspondent, based in Lagos and covering events across the region, including civil wars in Liberia and the Ivory Coast. Mr Peel has written extensively on international corruption and on resource conflict, both in the FT and outside. During a one-year associate fellowship at Chatham House in London, he wrote Nigeria-Related Financial Crime and its Links with Britain (2006), which was covered widely in the Media. His first book, A Swamp Full of Dollars: pipelines and paramilitaries at Nigeria's oil frontier (2009), was shortlisted for The Guardian's first book award and nominated for the Orwell Prize for political writing. Mr Peel graduated from Trinity College Oxford with a first class degree in Chemistry.

Jeevan Vasagar

Jeevan Vasagar

Singapore Correspondent
Financial Times

Jeevan Vasagar is Singapore correspondent for the Financial Times, focusing on the financial sector. Prior to this appointment he was the FT’s Berlin correspondent, where he covered the relationship between politics and business in Germany. Before that, he spent 12 years at the Guardian, including spells covering east Africa and writing about education policy. His freelance writing has appeared in the New Statesman, the Economist and the LA Times.

Agenda - 26th Oct

  • 8:30am
    Registration and Refreshments
  • 9:00am
    Opening remarks by FT

    Jeevan Vasagar, Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:10am
    Government Address

    Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications & Information, Minister in Charge of Muslim Affairs, Minister in Charge of Cyber Security, Government of Singapore

  • 9:30am
    Panel discussion: Separating the truth from the hype – how threatened is Asia’s cyberspace?

    The late-2014 hacking of Sony Pictures and the US government’s complaints against corporate cyber attacks from China made big news. But the reality is that most cyber breaches are less sensational and more pervasive, and probably equally damaging. Cyber theft of personal data, intellectual property and confidential business information hurts a company’s bottom line and often its reputation. Cyber espionage also threatens national security, and attacks on critical infrastructure systems – such as electricity, water and other resources and services – are a major concern.

    • What are the cyber threats to which Asia is the most vulnerable?
    • Where are the majority of cyber attacks originating?
    • To what extent are national governments addressing cybercrime and are they succeeding?
    • What role do regional or international agencies play?
    • To what extent are organisations aware of their vulnerability to cyber crime?

    Cheri McGuire, Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Chartered Bank
    Madan Oberoi, Director, Cybercrime, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, INTERPOL
    Chalee Vorakulpipat, Head of Cybersecurity Laboratory, Information and Communication Technology Office, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand

    MODERATOR: Jeevan Vasagar, Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:20am
    In conversation with the Financial Times: The role of the CIO in protecting the company from cyber attack

    The chief information officer is responsible for ensuring the company’s IT systems have effective firewalls. The objective is to detect and prevent intrusions as far as possible, and in the event of a successful intrusion to respond rapidly to minimise the impact. In this on-stage interview the Asia Pacific CIO of a global corporation outlines the main cyber threats facing companies in the region, how to develop and run an effective cyber security strategy, and the importance of enlisting the full support of the board and executive management.

    Miao Song, CIO and VP IT, Asia Pacific, Johnson and Johnson

    INTERVIEWER: James Crabtree, Senior Visiting Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; and Contributing Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:45am
    Networking break
  • 11:15am
    Panel discussion: How not to become a victim – formulating optimal corporate strategies for cyber resilience

    Most companies in Asia have cyber security systems in place; the problem is, not many have created living, dynamic cyber security strategies that can match the rapidity of cyber criminal activities. Staying ahead is the most critical component of corporate cyber security. Effective strategies must also be prepared to counter attacks should they occur.

    • What are the weakest links in a company’s cyber security system (individuals, third-party contractors, shortage of financing etc.) and how are these being addressed?
    • Do current strategies tend to be reactive towards cyber threats as they emerge, and lack long-term thinking?
    • How beneficial would it be to incorporate the use of “white hat” hackers into strategies?
    • Is an absence of transparency in disclosing incidents of security breaches a weakness or a necessity to the business?
    • What does an effective crisis communications strategy look like?
    • Do boards and executive management in Asia understand the reality of cyber threats? To what extent does this influence the financial, technological and human resources devoted to corporate cyber resilience?

    Ryan Flores, Senior Manager, Forward Looking Threat Research, APAC, Trend Micro
    Vincent Loy, Asia Pacific & Singapore Financial Crime, Data & Analytics and Cyber Leader, PwC
    Sanjay Singh, Chief Information Officer & Director, Global Business Services, P&G Asia Pacific

    MODERATOR: James Crabtree, Senior Visiting Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; and Contributing Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:00pm
    Presentation: Legal aspects of cyber security

    With cyber attacks on the rise, companies need to bolster their legal responses to security violations. Keeping data secure without encroaching on individual privacy is a challenge, as is dealing with the fallout from a cyber security breach, in terms of compensation, legal culpability, recovery or criminal prosecution. How should corporate general counsels be advising the company’s CEO, senior management and board?

    Ken Chia, Principal, Baker & McKenzie. Wong & Leow

  • 12:15pm
    Lunch
  • 1:15pm
    Dialogue: Finger on the pulse – cyber safety in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector

    Cyber breaches in pharmaceuticals and healthcare companies are less publicised than those in their financial counterparts, but are equally malicious. Cyber theft of sensitive patient data or research information is a real and costly threat to hospitals, clinics and drugs companies.

    • To what extent are Asia’s healthcare and pharmaceuticals companies aware of the cyber risks in their sector? How are they handling the challenge?
    • What are the typical recovery time objectives in the event of a major cyber challenge? What are some ways to minimise recovery times?
    • Mobile and cloud technologies are taking on elements of diagnosis and care typically provided in hospitals and clinics. Is this increasing or decreasing the healthcare sector’s cyber vulnerability?
    • Can regulators play a deterrent role in plugging cyber breaches in the sector? Or is the issue better handled by the sector itself?

    Ted Minkinow, Chief Information Officer, Fullerton Health
    Leonard Ong, IT Risk Management and Security Lead, Asia Pacific, MSD International

    INTERVIEWER: Jeevan Vasagar, Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 1:45pm
    Panel session: All systems secure – cyber resilience in the financial sector

    Financial market infrastructures worldwide are under cyber attacks that are increasing in frequency, reach and sophistication. A security breach in one financial institution can have a damaging knock-on effect on auxiliary and interdependent services. It is imperative for financial-services companies to ensure that their systems are not only safe but also resilient. They should address the risks to their own financial systems, while having recovery strategies in place in the event of an attack.

    • To what extent is cyber resilience a top priority for financial-services companies in Asia?
    • To which cyber threats are they the most vulnerable? What have they done to address these threats?
    • What are the typical recovery time objectives in the event of a major cyber challenge? What are some ways to minimise recovery times?
    • Regulators can provide coordination and guidance to financial-services companies in finding effective solutions to cyber attacks and in shoring up cyber security. Should the regulators be doing more?

    Eddie Haddad, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
    Sidhu Sridhar, Head – Enterprise Information Security Services Group, Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services, Wells Fargo
    Paul Vlissidis, Technical Director, Security Consulting, NCC Group

    MODERATOR: Jeevan Vasagar, Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 2:30pm
    Panel discussion: In-house or third-party cyber security solutions – which works best for whom?

    The menace of cyber threats is deepening, but companies in Asia typically are not strengthening cyber defences in tandem. Among the reasons is a lack of budget to spend on recruiting cyber security skills and reinforcing cyber safety mechanisms. Outsourcing cyber security measures to a third party can be an option, but the solution might not suit all companies.

    • Which elements of the cyber security process should be maintained in-house and which can be outsourced?
    • Which companies would benefit most from third-party cyber security systems?
    • Would outsourcing a critical function like cyber security weaken a company’s overall cyber safety, should it want to take the function back in-house at a later date?
    • In the event of an attack, can responsibility become a legal issue or colour public perception? Take the hacking of Experian, which was hired to conduct credit-checks on potential T-Mobile customers.

    Chari TVT, Chief Financial Officer, Axiata Group
    William Saito, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister, Government of Japan; and  Member, Global Agenda Council on Cyber Security, World Economic Forum
    Atsushi Sekino, Information Risk Manager, Asia Pacific Region, Coca-Cola

    MODERATOR: Michael Peel, Bangkok Regional Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:15pm
    Panel discussion: Next-generation cyber threats – how can businesses keep up?

    Companies are investing more and more in technological innovations to obtain that competitive edge. The question is: are they staying ahead of the cyber criminals, whose attacks are becoming more prolific, sophisticated and widespread? Earmarking a percentage of their budget to cyber security is a first step, but the critical decision is how to spend the funds wisely on personnel, infrastructure or new solutions.

    • What are some of the new areas of research and concepts in cyber security?
    • What are the latest solutions that are in step with cyber risks in the real corporate world? Are these ideas emanating from research institutions devoted to cyber security innovation or from technology companies?
    • How is private- and public-sector cooperation helping to coordinate government and industry solutions?
    • Start-ups are changing the complexion of the technology sector. How successfully are they venturing into cyber security?

    Darren Cerasi, Partner, Deloitte Forensic, Deloitte South East Asia
    Richard Moore, Managing Director & Group Head of Financial Crime & CISO, DBS Bank
    Karthik Subramanian, Chief Technology Officer, Zalora

    MODERATOR: Michael Peel, Bangkok Regional Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:00pm
    Closing remarks
  • 4:10pm
    Cocktail reception

Why Attend?

  1. Find out what governments in Asia, as well as regional and international agencies, are doing to address cyber crime in this region.
  2. Discuss the weak links and key threats to a company’s cyber security, and what organisations can do to ramp up their defences.
  3. Debate the roles and responsibilities of Chief Risk Officers and Chief Information Security Officers, and how these individuals must collaborate with other members of the management.
  4. Examine how industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals and healthcare are approaching cyber security, through case-study examples.
  5. Explore the most effective ways to allocate funding for cyber security research and stay ahead of next-generation cyber threats.
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Who Attends?

FT Live has a reputation for delivering senior level audiences to world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

These are just some of the companies that attended FT Cyber Security Summit USA this year:

  • Airport Council International – North America
  • Alvarez & Marsal
  • American University, Kogod School of Business Cybersecurity Governance Center
  • Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • Center for Audit Quality
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Cisco
  • Citigroup
  • Crosscut Strategies
  • CrowdStrike Inc
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Huawei Technologies USA
  • Microsoft
  • Mizuho Bank
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
  • Pepco Holdings
  • SAP
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Tanium
  • Telos
  • The Carlyle Group
  • The World Bank
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • US Navy
  • Visa Inc
  • WiseKey
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Venue

THE WESTIN SINGAPORE
12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2

Singapore

Tel: +65.6922.6888

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Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers.

Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

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NCC Group is a FTSE 250 listed global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation, working with businesses to protect their brand, value and reputation against the ever-evolving threat landscape.
With our knowledge, experience and global footprint, we are best placed to help businesses identify, assess, mitigate & respond to the risks they face.
We are passionate about making the Internet safer and revolutionising the way in which organisations think about cyber security.
Headquartered in Manchester, UK, with over 30 offices across the world, NCC Group employs more than 1,850 people and is a trusted advisor to 15,000 clients worldwide.

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IACSIT is a registered international scientific association of distinguished scholars engaged in Computer Science and Information Technology. It organizes conferences, workshops, and sponsors or provides technical support to conferences and workshops all over the world. The mission of IACSIT is to encourage regional and international communication and collaboration, to promote professional interaction and lifelong learning; recognize outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations, and to encourage scholar researchers to pursue studies and careers in Computer Science and Information Technology.

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Bell Pottinger provides best-in-class public relations services to leading regional and multinational companies. We support clients across Asia through our regional headquarters in Singapore and our network of offices, which includes Malaysia, Hong Kong and Myanmar. Our team offers expert counsel across the spectrum of corporate and financial communications, public affairs and crisis management. We work in every industrial and commercial sector, from large-scale infrastructure projects to financial services and technology companies. We advise our clients on various opportunities and challenges, from IPO, M&A and corporate launches, to government relations and reputational issues. Our integrated approach is underpinned by a strong digital expertise and focused on delivering measurable business results.

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