Daryl Pereira
Partner, Cybersecurity
KPMG Management Consulting


Daryl is a Partner with KPMG Management Consulting, where he heads the Information Protection & Business Resilience team which specialises in Cybersecurity, IT Risk & Regulatory Management, and Outsourcing Risk. He has 20 years’ experience in global and regional leadership roles, focused on helping C-Suite Executives and Senior Managers with solving complex business/IT process problems in cross-cultural environments.

Working at the intersection between business and IT, Daryl has advised clients on a range of topics including IT security and cybersecurity (e.g. ISO27000 series, NIST, SANS 20 CSC, penetration testing), IT regulatory compliance (e.g. MAS TRM, HKMA TRM), IT Governance (COBIT), data protection (crypto & DLP), systems resiliency, IT process optimisation (e.g. ITIL), project risk management (e.g. PMBOK), and outsourcing risk management & vendor governance.

Daryl began his career with Price Waterhouse and later on EY in his home town Canberra, Australia; where he assisted Government sector clients with managing technology & operational risks, implementing security controls, and improving overall information security maturity through diagnostics, remediation and rollout of strategic and tactical change projects.

Daryl moved to the banking sector when he joined Westpac Bank in Sydney to lead their IT Audit function. He relocated to Singapore in 2004 to join Deutsche Bank as the APAC Head of IT Audit. He subsequently took on the role of Regional COO Business Manager for Investment Banking IT with responsibility for running "IT as a Business", overseeing P&L, projects, process and risk for 2800 staff in 18 countries. In 2010, Daryl was promoted to a global leadership role as Head of PMO & Program Governance for Deutsche Bank’s Global Banking IT Division where he oversaw 120 programs worth €500M and 150 project managers based in Frankfurt, London, New York and Singapore.

Daryl is Past President of ISACA Singapore and currently serves as the Chair of ISACA’s global CSR Committee. He is certified as a CISA, CRISC, and CPA (Australia), and holds a MBA from Manchester Business School and a Master of IT from the University of Canberra.


Cybersecurity - A Regional Perspective


Singapore is progressing towards becoming a Smart Nation. With the island nation interconnected with different networks, cybersecurity is lifted to a whole new level. Cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure are no longer theories; these threats are real! The frequency of cyber-attacks is increasing at an alarming rate.

Board and Senior Management oversight of cyber is no longer leading practice, it’s required and warrant immediate attention.

Investors, governments, global regulators and customers are increasingly challenging Board members and C-level Executives to actively demonstrate diligence in this area.
The nature of technology risk and cyber threat pose new challenges for today’s organisation. In this presentation, board and Senior Management will understand the importance in developing an effective framework to manage the ever changing landscape of technology risk and cyber security so that their organisation is “cyber-ready”.