Cloud Security Alliance APAC Virtual Summit

Track: Day 3 – Cloud Security Solutions

With cloud as the dominant IT environment and nearly every organization and government leveraging it to some degree, it is not enough to stay on top of what’s happening today. The need to look beyond tomorrow and stay ahead of Emerging Trends is paramount to an organization’s security. Sessions on this day will focus on cloud security & cbersecurity solutions from the perspective of CSA and other experts.

About the Presenters on Day 3

Ekta Mishra, APAC Membership Director & Country Manager – India, CSA

Ekta has been with CSA for over six years.  As APAC Membership Director, she is responsible for customer relations with APAC corporate members, assuring that members understand and utilize their membership benefits. As India Country Manager, she is responsible for managing CSA’s business within India. She also looks after the engagement with members, partners, chapters and other strategic alliances in country. She strengthens CSA influence and presence in APAC through managing over 30 Chapters in the region primarily focusing on providing the various support system and tools for strengthing the Chapters engagement. Ekta also manages the CCSK Training in the APAC region and has been actively leading various regional events in India. 
Ekta has completed her MBA in marketing from S.P Jain School of Global Management- Singapore and Dubai. 

Dr. NGAIR Teow Hin

Dr. Ngair spent 13 years as a researcher at Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL, now known as I2R). As a Senior Member of Research Staff, he was engaged in R&D works and innovative commercial product development on information security, multi-lingual computing and Artificial Intelligence.

He founded SecureAge Technology in 2003 to create and commercialize innovative data security solutions. The company focuses on offering seamless, comprehensive data encryption and next generation anti-malware technologies to protect organizations from loss of valuable intellectual property and sensitive data better than other competing products. These solutions are now successfully deployed by various governments and large enterprises in the Asia Pacific region.

He was previously the chairman of the SiTF (now called SGTech) Security Chapter from 2010 to 2013 and vice chairman from 2008 to 2010. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. He also serves as a member of the ICT Advisory Committee of Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Sanjeev Gupta, Director, Certification Partners Global

Sanjeev has been an IS Auditor for a decade now, and a Consultant for much longer before that.  He leads CPG’s MTCS program globally. He has led business alignment to ongoing operations, teams that delivered projects and applications to large enterprises.

Subhajit Deb, CISO, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Subhajit is an adept security leader with 16+ years of experience in leading and managing global information security, business continuity, risk management and data privacy programs.
He has extensive people/process management experience, and has been successful in creating business-oriented security programs which are challenging, agile, cost conscious and suited for global regulated environments. In his current role, Subhajit works as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and is responsible for managing cyber security and data privacy of manufacturing and R&D facilities across the globe. In his earlier assignments, Subhajit has worked as the CISO of Max Life Insurance and the Head of Information Security in Sumitomo Mitsui Bank.
Apart from a Six Sigma Green Belt and various other industry recognized certifications, Subhajit currently has 02 US patents granted, 02 US patents filed and several Trade Secrets registered towards various areas of information security and risk management. Subhajit has also been an active contributor to several international consortiums such as FS-ISAC (Information Sharing and Analysis Centre) and UK-IAAC (Information Assurance Advisory Council). Subhajit also mentors cyber security start-ups to help create innovative next-gen cyber security products.

 Ken Low, Cybersecurity industry leader and Former Chairman, APAC Executive Council, CSA

Ken Low is an experienced technology professional and leader with an established track record in business and government in the Asia Pacific region. He lead the Booz Allen Hamilton regional office in Singapore and advised key government and corporate leaders in this market. With his guidance, his team of local and global consultants helped to solve the most difficult management and technology problems that clients face through a combination of cybersecurity, analytics and strategy expertise. Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Ken was a Director of Cybersecurity and a member of the management team at the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), a Singapore government agency, where he led cybersecurity industry development and cybersecurity partnerships to develop and enhance the cyber security capabilities of IMDA and its strategic partners in Singapore.

He is a frequent speaker at industry events and his perspectives on technology have been featured by international media such as The Australian, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, The Business Times, CCTV, CIO Australia, CNET USA, CIO Asia, Hong Kong Economic Times, MediaCorp Radio, SC Magazine and ZDNet.

Ken previously held regional leadership roles at leading technology firms such as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Symantec, Trend Micro, RSA, VeriSign, TippingPoint and Sensecurity. He was the founding Chairman of the Cloud Security Alliance (Asia Pacific Executive Council) and a former GIAC advisory board member of the SANS Institute. During his free time, Ken serves as an adjunct lecturer at a tertiary institution and supports the humanitarian initiatives at World Vision in Singapore. He holds the CISSP and GSLC certifications from (ISC)2 and The SANS Institute respectively. His education includes a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from RMIT University (Australia), a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and a Postgraduate Diploma of Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (U.K.).

Alex Ng, Director, Insyghts Security

Alex is the director of a cybersecurity service provider focus on providing governance and compliance, security engineering and managed security services. Their key service includes vCISO program, ISMS development service and SecOps cybersecurity operational support service.

Prior to Insyghts Security, Alex lead another company providing secure cloud service for enterprise and government, leading them to achieve several industrial standards, such as ISO 27001, CSA Star and Singapore Standard SS 584 MTCS L1.

Md. Noordin Yusuff Marican, Global CISO, Circle.Life,

Md Noordin is currently a Global CISO with Circles.Life, Asia’s First Fully Digital Telco and Consumer Company. Noordin is responsible for building and maintaining the information security program and transforming the cybersecurity culture in the organisation globally. Having worked in the government, MNCs, SMEs and start-ups, he has accumulated more than 18 years of experience in Cybersecurity, IT Audit, Risk Management, Compliance, Investigation and Forensics.

He is also an adjunct lecturer for cybersecurity with the National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, a board committee member for corporate governance with the Association of Muslim Professionals in Singapore and a co-founder of a phishing simulation startup.

Noordin holds a Master of Internet Security Management, coupled with CFE, CFI, CISSP, CISA and CISM certifications.

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