CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

  • Anthony Bargar
    Managing Director
    Cyber Security Consulting Group Pte Ltd
    Date: 20 September 2017
    Time: 1140 - 1220 hrs
    Venue: Auditorium, Hall 406, Level 4
    Biography

    Mr. Anthony Bargar served in senior positions within the Financial Services Sector, US Dept. of Defence and Intelligence Community.  His global customers include stock exchanges, banks, utilities, military/intel agencies and other critical infrastructure sector orgs.  In a public service role, Anthony was on the team that re-wrote the US cyber strategy, supported the Homeland Security Infrastructure Protection, Resilience, Business Continuity and National Telecommunication programs and was the senior representative to the National Security Council on government-wide cyber-incident response and information sharing.

    Mr. Bargar is a sought-after expert in cyber resilience and operations strategies and advises on implementation of advanced countermeasures.  He leads a consulting group comprised of similarly experienced experts working with the private sector and governments worldwide on resilient architectures, effective strategies, and leap ahead technologies to reduce risk and create business opportunity.  Anthony is currently focused in SE Asia enhancing cyber maturity to counter for next generation adversaries.

    Abstract

    Effective security starts at the top, with informed leadership understanding and appreciating risks to the organisation and making more informed decisions armed with the right knowledge of mission impacts. In this talk you will hear about 8 guiding principles that leaders can use to inform their Cyber Security programs. Learn about the qualities and traits you should look for in recruiting and retaining your staff, as well as the key elements of a successful HR strategy to recruit and retain top talent. The speaker will cover reporting and metrics which drive down risk over time, as well as navigating the sea of ‘blinky boxes’ which technologies are must-haves and which ones can go on the back burner.

  • Akhil Behl
    Principal Cloud Security Architect
    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
    Date: 19 September 2017
    Time: 1300 – 1340 hrs
    Venue: MR 308 - 309, Level 3
    Biography

    Akhil Behl is a passionate IT executive. He has over 13 years of experience in the IT industry, working in several leadership, advisory, pre-sales, business development, and consulting positions with various organizations; leading global accounts, driving towards business innovation and excellence. His specialization addresses portfolio encompassing Cloud, Security, Collaboration, Infrastructure and Data Center technologies.

    He holds CCIE (Collaboration and Security), CCSK, CHFI, PMP, ITIL, VCP, TOGAF, CEH, ISO 27002, and many other industry certifications. He has a Bachelors in Technology and Masters in Business Administration degrees.

    Akhil is a published author. Over the span of past few years, Akhil authored multiple titles on security and business communication technologies and has contributed as technical editor for a number of books. He has published several research papers in national and international journals, including IEEE and presented at various IEEE conferences. Writing is his passion and a part of his life.

    Abstract

    Security has been a high note for discussion and arguments in the board rooms and war rooms alike, especially when it was about using cloud for production or moving the on-premise workloads to the cloud. Conversely, much of that changed in past few years as more and more C-levels are in favour of moving to cloud. However, this shift hasn’t been miraculous and this is where the fundamental shift from a cyber security perspective comes in with the concept of security for any cloud and any service that spans across data centres and multi-clouds. Even more importantly is that the security is built into the very architecture that connects the workloads for a seamless integration and user experience. Moving from one cloud to another or a service provider’s data centre to public cloud has been possible because of centrally managed unified security policy and automated provisioning.

  • Bryce Boland
    Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific
    FireEye Inc
    Date: 21 September 2017
    Time: 1400 – 1440 hrs
    Venue: MR 310 - 311, Level 3
    Biography

    As Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific at FireEye, Bryce plays an integral role in setting the company’s strategic direction in the region and aligning its future offerings with the needs of Asia Pacific organisations. He counsels governments, militaries, companies and corporate boards in their approach to address cyber security challenges.

    He has worked as an information security professional for over 17 years. Prior to joining FireEye, he was the Security CTO for UBS, responsible for security strategy and architecture, and driving security requirements into all technology development.

    Bryce is a member of the Interpol Global Cybercrime Expert Group which advises Interpol about cyber policy and the implementation of cyber programs and operations. He has a master's degree in computer science with a thesis in cryptographic protocols. He has lived and worked in New Zealand, Australia, the U.K., Switzerland, and now Singapore.

    Abstract

    Threat Intelligence sounds like the cure to a great many problems, but most organizations fail to get value from threat intelligence. In this insightful presentation, learn what threat intelligence is, how you can use it to improve security and create business value, and how to build a cyber threat intelligence capability that enables you to become an intelligence-led security practitioner.