What is an interesting fact about you?I love to cook and also create cooking videos on youtube. I am also an active scuba instructor.
Your favorite food?Too many to list ☺
The Q & A
Tell us about yourself
"Currently, I am the SVP of cybersecurity in a large conglomerate dealing with multiple industries from retail & food to healthcare to education. I was also previously the Director of government cybersecurity operations in Singapore. I have spent my 24 years career with an equal balance between vendors and end-user environments. I offer a unique perspective on IT having been in product support and development to delivery and sales – covering the full spectrum of IT roles. I also have 2 patents to my name and love looking for ways to improve the way we work. I also have a good mix of international experience spending many years working in multiple countries and multiple industries from e-commerce to manufacturing and public sector. I am constantly upgrading my skills and also love to share my knowledge with others which is why I am an active adjunct fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, teaching classes on cybersecurity as well as other topics such as system thinking and quantum computing."
What brought you to teaching on Cybrary:
"The platform has a global reach and I am really interested to teach my class globally and get feedback from people all over the world to improve my reach. I believe Cybrary is a good specialized platform that attracts the right demographics to the class and hopefully would find value in my courses."
"The class is on cybersecurity architecture fundamentals. It is aimed at folks wanting to understand more about the discipline or want to be a security architect. The class aims to introduce the various aspect of cybersecurity architecture and some of the tools and techniques used in practice. This is an introductory class that tries to expose as much of the discipline as possible and would be a lead up to more in-depth classes in the future."
Your Experience in Cyber Security:
"I am certified CISSP since 2005, CISM and PGP certified technician since 2009, CCSK & ISO 27001 Lead auditor since 2010 and recently AWS security specialty in 2018. In between, I have also attended many classes on topics such as digital forensics, cyber threat intelligence, threat hunting, SOC design & implementation and so on. I also have a lot of experience running cybersecurity divisions in both public and private sectors."
Interests in Cyber Security:
"I am always looking at newer development in the cybersecurity space. Right now, my research areas include cyber-physical security for OT systems and the use of quantum computing for crypto development."