Published on 02 Jul 2020

Cyber Hygiene for E-interactions During Social Distancing

During the COVID-19 Work-From-Home (WFH) period, we have seen a huge surge in the number of business meetings and even transactions being conducted over the Cyberspace. Even after the circuit-breaker exit, this pattern is expected to persist. However, the questions remain:

1)How are we able to communicate confidential business discussion?

2)How are we able to exchange sensitive information with business partners?

3)How are we able to exchange customer private (and company confidential) information with office colleagues?

4)What are the security challenges and regulatory concerns?

5)What are some practical approaches to overcome the challenges?

In this seminar, Prof Lam Kwok Yan and Mr Albert Ching discussed the cybersecurity and privacy concerns, introduced a holistic, practical approach and some best industry practices to help secure your online interactions.

Speaker Profile: 

Prof Lam Kwok Yan is a renowned Cyber Security researcher and practitioner. Professor Lam has collaborated extensively with law-enforcement agencies, government regulators, telecommunication operators and financial institutions in various aspects of Infocomm and Cyber Security in the region. He is the Lead P.I. of the SPIRIT Programme, an S$11,000,000 programme on smart nation research funded by NRF. In 1997, he founded PrivyLink International Ltd, a spin-off company of the National University of Singapore, specializing in e-security technologies for homeland security and financial systems. In 2012, he co-founded Soda Pte Ltd with a HK-based medical clinics operator. Soda (or Safe of Data App), the Winner of the Most Innovative Start Up Award at the RSA 2015 Conference, is a technology start-up which specialises in data security protection of mobile cloud users. In 1998, he received the Singapore Foundation Award from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in recognition of his R&D achievement in Information Security in Singapore. He received his B.Sc. (First Class Honours) from the University of London in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1990.

Mr Albert Ching is the founder, vice chairman and CTO of i-Sprint. He started the Company in 2000 to design and develop a suite of Identity and Access Management solutions which have been deployed in many global and regional financial institutions, government agencies and large corporations. With over 30 years of experience, Albert has held various IT executive positions for IT planning, enterprise architecture management, application development and technology research. His prior employment was with Citibank N.A., National University of Singapore and Ciba Geigy (now Novartis). He holds a Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, MBA from Illinois State University. He also holds the prestigious security related certifications: CISSP and CISA certification from the ISC2 and ISACA.

This e-talk is organized by NTC @ NTU under the EnVision Series.​