SPEAKERS
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Keith Alexander
    Former Director, NSA and Commander of the US Cyber Command, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    IronNet
    Date: 19 September 2018
    Time: 1030 - 1100 hrs
    Venue: Auditorium, Hall 406, Level 4
    Biography

    At IronNet Cybersecurity, as the CEO and President, General (Ret) Keith Alexander provides strategic vision to corporate leaders on cybersecurity issues through the development of cutting-edge technology, consulting and education/training. He is reinventing how industries mitigate cybersecurity threats with IronDefense, a patented solution designed to detect and alert on anomalous enterprise network behaviors through fine-tuned analytics. His goal is to bridge communication systems between private and government sectors to create the next level of intelligence sharing and protect the nation against cyber threats on a global stage.

    General Alexander is a four-star general with an impressive 40-year military career, culminating in the role of the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief of the Central Security Service (CSS) from 2005-2014. He holds the distinction of serving in this role longer than any other director. While serving as the NSA Director, he was appointed by Congress to be the first Commander to lead the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). He held this role from 2010-2014, establishing and defining how our nation is protected against cyber-attacks.

    As Commander, USCYBERCOM, General Alexander was responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting operations, and defending Department of Defense (DoD) computer networks—as well as the defence of the nation—from cyber threats. As the Director of NSA, he was responsible for national foreign intelligence requirements, military combat support, and the protection of U.S. national security information systems.

    Prior to leading USCYBERCOM and the NSA/CSS General Alexander served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Army; Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir, VA; and the Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL., and the Deputy Director for Requirements, Capabilities, Assessments and Doctrine, J-2, on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    Serving as a member of the President's Council on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, General Alexander developed key recommendations to create a defensible national cyber architecture to protect national security by promoting rapid innovation and close public-private collaboration while preserving privacy and civil liberties.

    General Alexander is the recipient of the 2016 United States Military Academy (USMA) Distinguished Graduate Award. He holds a BS from the U.S. Military Academy, as well an MS in Business Administration from Boston University; an MS in Systems Technology and an MS in Physics from the Naval Post Graduate School; and an MS in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.

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  • Dr Frank Mademann
    3GPP Architecture WG Chairman & Chief Standardisation Organisation Representative
    Huawei
    Date: 20 September 2018
    Time: 0930 - 1000 hrs
    Venue: Auditorium, Hall 406, Level 4
    Biography

    Dr. Frank Mademann started his career with research and development on GSM circuit switched data services in 1991. This was also his initial work in ETSI SMG, which changed with the begin of standardization for GPRS. Since then he was involved in design and definition of all packet domain architectures and services that were specified by SMG and 3GPP. This includes GPRS from the very beginning as well as the packet domains of UMTS and LTE/SAE.

    Frank has been working in the telecom and mobile industries for more than twenty years. He has been actively involved in the Architecture Working Group of 3GPP (i.e. SA2) since 1999, where he is recognized as a key contributor to technical aspects of all packet domain architectures that were specified by SMG and 3GPP and also contributing to leadership and organizational matters. Having held earlier the position of a Vice Chair, he is the Chairman of 3GPP’s Architecture Working Group since 2015.

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    A fully connected Singapore is the profound foundation to enable the smart nation vision. 5G technology is the key to realise a fully connected nation that will bring us to face the issue of 5G cyber security.

  • Kevin Mandia
    Chief Executive Officer
    FireEye
    Date: 19 September 2018
    Time: 0930 - 1000 hrs
    Venue: Auditorium, Hall 406, Level 4
    Biography

    Kevin has served as FireEye Chief Executive Officer since June 2016 and was appointed to the company’s Board of Directors in February 2016. He was previously President of FireEye from February 2015 until June 2016. Kevin joined FireEye as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2013, when FireEye acquired Mandiant, the company he founded in 2004. Before Mandiant, Kevin was the Director of Computer Forensics at Foundstone (acquired by McAfee Corporation) from 2000 to 2003, and the Director of Information Security for Sytex (later acquired by Lockheed Martin) from 1998 to 2000.

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    FireEye’s responders serve on the front lines of most of today’s major breaches and see first-hand changes in the threat landscape as they happen. Attackers are growing more sophisticated. Defenders and defensive technologies continually improve. Offensive capabilities are proliferating. Geopolitical dynamics and political alliances are shifting. Rules of engaging remain in flux. Kevin will share his key learnings from the front lines, detailing the attackers’ latest strategies, the most prolific sponsors of nation-state attacks, and outline recommendations for organizations and the wider cyber security community.

  • Mike McConnell
    Former Director, NSA & National Intelligence, Strategic Advisory Board Member
    Securonix
    Date: 19 September 2018
    Time: 0900 – 0930 hrs
    Venue: Auditorium, Hall 406, Level 4
    Biography

    Mike McConnell was appointed Director of National Intelligence (DNI) under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and served as a member of the National Security Council managing the US Intelligence Community’s global engagement in support of the US and allied national security objectives. As DNI, McConnell was successful in persuading the President and the Congress to invest over $17B in improving cybersecurity defences of the nation.

    McConnell is a Senior Executive Advisor and former Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, where his primary roles included serving on the firm’s leadership team and leading Booz Allen’s cybersecurity business. McConnell led the development of the firm’s information assurance business and intelligence business focused on policy, transformation, homeland security, and intelligence analytics.

    McConnell’s career spans over 40 years focused on international development and foreign intelligence issues. He has also served as Chairman and CEO of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA).

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    The greatest threat to corporate organizations and government agencies is not from hackers attacking digital assets from beyond the network perimeter, but from insiders already inside the network.

    As organizations focus increasing efforts on cybersecurity network defences, hackers are increasingly turning to tricking, coercing and bribing insiders with legitimate access to sensitive systems and assets.

    Often insiders are unwitting accomplices when hackers gain access to user accounts or systems through social engineering, phishing and user based attacks. The compromised insider is then used for unauthorized access, espionage, data theft and other malicious activity. These attacks go undetected for weeks or even months hidden from firewalls, IPS/IDS tools, anti-virus, vulnerability scanners and network traffic analysers.

    These insider attacks are difficult to find as they rely on hiding within the normal activity of existing users. They can only be detected through user behaviour analysis, AI based anomaly detection and advanced analytics.

  • Ravinder Singh
    President, Electronics
    ST Engineering
    Date: 20 September 2018
    Time: 0900 – 0930 hrs
    Venue: Auditorium, Hall 406, Level 4
    Biography

    Mr Ravinder Singh is President of Electronics at ST Engineering, a company listed on the Singapore Exchange. Appointed to this role on 1 January 2017, Mr Singh leads the strategic development and growth of the company’s advanced electronics and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) business segments in Mobility & Intelligent Transportation, Satellite & Broadband Communications Infrastructure, Defence C4ISR, Public Safety & Security, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Training & Simulation, as well as Managed Services.

    Mr Singh is also President, Defence Business, and works across the group to enhance the strategic relationship with the Group’s core defence customers. He was appointed to this role on 1 July 2017.

    He joined the Electronics sector in August 2014 as Deputy President, Corporate & Market Development, and was responsible for Local Business and corporate divisions, which included Human Resource, Information Technology, as well as Corporate Marketing.

    In March 2015, Mr Singh was appointed President of ST Engineering’s Land Systems sector, overseeing the company along two pillars of growth, namely the defence and commercial businesses. Under his leadership, the Land Systems sector saw the development of innovative solutions for its customers in the defence and specialty vehicles segments, and provided a diversified revenue stream despite challenging market environments.

    Mr Singh started his career with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in December 1982, and was awarded the SAF Overseas Training Award (Academic) in 1983. In his last appointment in the SAF, he served as Chief of Army, Singapore Armed Forces. Prior to this, he was Deputy Secretary (Technology) in the Ministry of Defence.

    During his career in the Singapore Armed Forces, Mr Singh was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Military), Silver and Gold.

    Mr Singh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science (First Class Honours) from University of Oxford and a Master of Arts in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford. He was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Postgraduate Scholarship and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996 with a Master of Science in management. He attended the Advanced

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    Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) have long been cited as the cornerstone in the cyber security solution design. This works for enterprise IT solutions, but has its limitation in mitigating the imminent Operation Technology (OT) vulnerabilities. With the increased attention on OT and the tightening of legislative requirements, it calls for a system approach in securing your critical systems and controls. Gain insights on how you can relook at the challenges at the design stage, identify the gaps and enhance the CIA framework to increase resilience, improve safety and maintain availability for your OT.

  • John Stewart
    Senior Vice President, Chief Security and Trust Officer
    Cisco - Security & Trust Organisation
    Date: 19 September 2018
    Time: 1000 – 1030 hrs
    Venue: Auditorium, Hall 406, Level 4
    Biography

    John N. Stewart, Senior Vice President, Chief Security and Trust Officer, leads Cisco's Security and Trust Organization, underscoring Cisco’s commitment to critical issues for boardrooms and world leaders. The missions include protecting Cisco, embedding Cisco’s Secure Development Lifecycle, data protection, and privacy.

    Throughout his 25-year career, Stewart participated in security initiatives spanning elementary schools to national security. He’s a Board Director for ReFirm Labs and SpyCloud, special advisor to RedSeal’s Board, RiskSense, and NSX, llc., and sits on Syracuse University's College of Engineering Dean's Leadership Council. Stewart served on the Australian Prime Minister and Cabinet Cyber Security Review Panel, University of Maryland University College’s Cybersecurity Think Tank, and CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th US Presidency.

    He is a highly sought public and closed-door speaker, leading an organisation that is well-recognised across the industry. Stewart has a Master of Science degree in computer and information science from Syracuse University.

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    Digitising government environments is a growing strategic priority for country leaders around the world. As governments leverage the power of digitisation, cybersecurity and trust become ever-more top of mind and mission critical. Applying appropriate technology is but one facet. It’s also key to embed security into the very fabric of one’s strategy and operations, apply proper controls, measure for efficacy, and build trust. Regardless of where you are along the journey to ‘digital,’ the pace of change and increasing complexity we face demand creative new approaches and solutions to keep what we value secure.

    John N. Stewart, Cisco SVP and Chief Security and Trust Officer, will explore today’s global trends and their implications on cybersecurity, share how Cisco has helped country leaders secure today’s IT environment, and provide recommendations on the actions we all must take to strengthen the security of our most critical assets and prepare for the future.