TRPC and IIC Singapore Forum: Cybersecurity

Date: Tuesday Nov 26th, 3.00pm-6.00pm

Venue: Microsoft Singapore, Level 22 – One Marina Boulevard


Not a week passes without a cyber-attack taking place somewhere. Using data from the US, in 2013 most attacks were criminal in motivation as recorded by

The most attacked sector was financial services. Singapore, due to its interconnectivity, “is internationally ranked fourth highest in cybercrime rate and this is expected to increase” according to Hee Jhee Jiow (NUS) in the Jan-July 2013 edition of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology.

What can be done to reduce the risk and reduce the losses? Risk reduction has to be based on a holistic approach, that is to say, not just safeguards against specific threats, and not just identifying assets at risk, but a review of how the entire enterprise (public or private sector) is marshalled to minimize vulnerabilities, to recognize attacks in good time and to prevent major losses when they occur.

Singapore is preparing a National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018 and will soon host Interpol’s Global Complex. Singapore is a financial and wealth management centre, a regional data centre and a hub for cloud computing, and companies based here face the task of an enterprise-approach to cyber-security.

This forum will be devoted to examining sensible and proportional approaches to cyber-security as an urgent issue.

Download the event flyer:  TRPC-IIC_Cybersecurity Flyer

Download the briefing paper: CybersecurityBriefingPaper

This session will follow Chatham House rules.


  1. Alastair MacGibbon, Director, Centre for Internet Safety, University of Canberra
  2. Rebecca Ledingham, Cyber Outreach Project Manager, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation
  3. Matt Pollins, Associate, Olswang Asia LLP – On the Budapest Convention
  4. Bernie Trudel,  Chairman, Asia Cloud Computing Association – On ACCA’s 14-country Data Sovereignty study

As seating will be limited for this session please RSVP at your earliest convenience.

This event is Free of Charge.

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