Cyber Resilience: Beyond Security, towards a Smart Nation

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3 Fraser St, #05-21 DUO Tower, Singapore 189352



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In the age of Smart Cities and Smart Nation, how is Singapore preparing itself to enhance its Cyber Resilience, beyond Cybersecurity?

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We live in an era where everything is becoming “smart,” from your mobile phone to your home to your city. Indeed, many cities have embarked on various digital transformation initiatives to become Smart Cities, while Singapore leading its bold Smart Nation endeavours. However, as cities become more digitised, the importance of Cybersecurity is paramount. Business and government leaders are becoming more aware of the potential cyber threats, as seen in the projected Cybersecurity spending of $1.15 billion in Singapore in 2019 (Gartner, 2018).

Beyond the technical aspect of Cybersecurity, there is an emerging trend of discussions on Cyber Resilience. It focuses on the development of long-term organisational strategies based on the assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities, rather than recovery in cases of attacks (World Economic Forum, 2016). To facilitate a holistic conversation, we bring you a panel of renowned Cyber Resilience experts bringing in perspectives from Cybersecurity technology, business and public policy.

The panel session will focus largely on Singapore’s Cyber Resilience, especially in view of some of the major incidents in recent years, and where the nation is heading in order to create a truly Smart Nation.

This event is a partnership between SPECTRUM and Smart Cities Network, Pte, Ltd.

Smart Cities Network:

Smart Cities Network is a global platform for thought leadership, business intelligence, knowledge sharing and creating business opportunities for the smart cities global community.

Our aim is to develop an ecosystem where thought leaders, innovators, consultants, analyst, networkers, government, private and public organizations can come together to work collaboratively.

Together, we want to build inclusive, sustainable and smart cities that are physically and digitally secure, respectful of our natural environment, improving the quality of lives, developing a competitive economy and aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


6.30pm) Registration

7.00pm) Opening

7.45pm) Q&A

8.00pm) Networking


Adrian Oey, Co-Founder & Chair of Cyber Security, Smart Cities Network (SCN)

Adrian co-founded SCN in 2018 and has been actively involved in the Executive Committee since its inception, currently serving as the Honorary Secretary. He is also the Data Protection Officer for SCN, as of 2019, while also leading the Cybersecurity sub-committee in SCN.

Adrian is a Cybersecurity professional with more than 20 years track record, having worked in MNCs and reputable system integrator companies. Throughout his career, he has held roles in systems integration, consultancy, pre-sales support, partners enablement training, end-user training and team leadership. Adrian started his career in 1997, as a Systems Engineer in National Computer Systems. He established the Project Management Office and the Operation Support team, while leading info-security in ST Electronics. He was key to project implementations in SingTel Mobile and government agencies.

Mamoon Reza, Principal Cybersecurity Consultant, Certigo; Vice Chair of Cybersecurity, SCN

Mamoon has a network security engineering background and has over 20 years of experience in ICT. He has worked with enterprises of different sizes in various sectors. He has held several security-related roles over the years and his technical skills include operations, design, architecture and solutions integration. Mamoon has a Master’s degree in Information System Security and has been a CISSP since 2007. He also holds many network and information security related certifications. Mamoon is currently based in Singapore.

Reuben Ng, Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Reuben Ng trained as a behavioural scientist at NUS, Oxford and Yale. He spent 16 years in government, consulting, and research. In government, he was in the Prime Minister’s Office driving evidence-based policymaking through data analytics and Singapore's Smart Nation strategies. In consulting, he co-built the advanced analytics practice at a top firm, and implemented complex analytics capabilities across industries and functions. He teaches Data Analytics, Behavioural Insights, Policy Innovation, and works with senior executives on their organisations’ transformation strategy.


Adam Flinter, Managing Partner, Golden Equator Consulting

Adam is a digitally focused expert who has advised numerous tech start-ups and assisted with the launch of multiple businesses across Singapore and South-East Asia.

His skill-sets revolve around his expertise in digital strategy, communications, and business workflows. He can act as a CMO, help spot market opportunities or delve into processes to find and remedy weaknesses in a company’s business model.

Apart from running multiple businesses of his own, Adam has also facilitated impressive growth figures for several companies during various stages of their life-cycle.

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