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EVENT OVERVIEW

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) face significant challenges in ensuring the security of their organisations while enabling digital business in a rapidly evolving landscape. To effectively navigate these challenges, CISOs need to adopt a new strategy that alights with emerging capabilities and industry best practices.

Developing a long-term cybersecurity strategy requires a proactive and adaptable mindset. By embracing emerging technologies, fostering a security-aware culture and staying informed about evolving threats, CISO can position their organisations to navigate the digital landscape securely and enable digital business success.

On 25 April 2024, our 3rd Annual FutureCISO Conference, themed “Securing the Future: Empowering CISOs to Navigate Digital Disruption”, will bring together security, compliance and technology practitioners in Singapore to discuss, debate and strategise issues most critical to the continuing security and arguably, the survivability of business and industries.

Topics to be discussed this year include:

  • Emerging threat landscape
  • Cyber security resilience
  • Risk management and governance
  • Cloud security
  • Robust incident response and cyber crisis management
  • Security operations and threat intelligence
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Security in the age of automation, AI and digital transformation
  • Inside threats and employee awareness
  • Third-party risk management
  • Zero-trust security model
  • Leadership in cyber security
  • Industry standards and regulatory compliance
  • Fostering partnership and collaboration
  • Future trends and technologies

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

CISOs, CTOs, Directors, Heads, MDs, SVPs, VPs, Leads, involved in:

  • Information Security
  • Cyber Security Architecture and Strategy
  • Security and Technology Risk
  • Cyber Security and Privacy
  • Information and Data Protection
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Cloud Governance and Security

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

The FutureCFO Conference aims to give CFOs, who also act as their company’s strategic business partner and catalyst, insights on ensuring corporate growth and successfully mitigating risks and challenges amidst the current economic and political uncertainties in their countries. The conference will also address strategies and best practices on how CFOs can reimagine finance functions and their organizations to survive and thrive in today’s fast-paced and digitally driven landscape.

This by-invitation only one-day event will gather over 120 senior finance leaders from multiple industries and offers the best opportunity to hear from the industry’s leading professionals, contribute questions from the floor, engage in incisive panel discussions that discuss real-life business cases, updates and strategies to meet the most pertinent challenges facing the finance function in 2020.

High-Level Industry Speakers

We gather 20+ industry speakers and experts from leading organizations for keynote presentations and incisive discussions so you can tap on their invaluable insights and best practices important to your finance function management and transformation.

Interactive Discussions

Be part of our interactive panel discussions that address the current hot topics, share ideas and experiences and get the answers to your pressing questions from prominent finance leaders on stage.

Networking Opportunities

Meet new business partners, engage and forge new connections with fellow finance and treasury leaders in the region, solution providers and many more at our event through luncheons, coffee breaks, one-to-one meetings and informal introductions.

Targeted In-Depth Sessions

8 hours of learning and networking opportunities packed into 10 in depth sessions. Listen to corporate-driven best practices and case studies sharing that are targeted to your profession through the personalized country-specific conferences we crafted for you - FutureCFO Conferences.

AGENDA

09:00

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

09:15

OPENING KEYNOTE: Updates on Cyber Security Law and Regulations in Singapore
  • The current state of cyber security in Singapore
  • Securing cyberspace through stronger policies and capacity building
  • Building trust and security in the new digital order
  • What do the new cyber security rules and guidelines mean to enterprises and CISOs?

09:40

PANEL DISCUSSION I: Securing the Future against Cyber Threats in 2024

Gartner predicts that cybercrime damage costs will grow by 15% annually over the next two years, reaching $10.5 trillion USD annually by 2025. The introduction of innovative technologies such as Generative AI, ML, 5G, IoT and quantum computing has bring forth the emergence new threat vectors and surfaces.

As hackers and scammers never sleep, creating the surge of new and more sophisticated attack trends like hacktivism, weaponised deepfakes, phising attacks, ransomware 3.0, data poisoning and more – how can CISO ensure greater maturity in their cyber security initiatives in the increasingly connected and ever-changing world?

  • Emerging threat landscape in 2024
  • Transitioning to a risk-based approach to security
  • Evaluating and updating IT security preparedness strategy
  • Enhancing third-party risk management programs to optimise security of the entire ecosystem
  • Budgeting for cyber security in 2024

Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

10:15

KEYNOTE I: Keeping up with Security while Staying Compliant

All types and sizes of organisations are vulnerable to cyberattacks. As the bad guys are using increasingly sophisticated methods to launch cyber assaults and infiltrate computers, enterprises are required to keep up with regulatory compliance pressures to make sure that the company is safeguarding its critical assets.

Non-compliance and regulatory violations can result in hefty costs and legal consequences thus IT leaders need to keep pace with changes on the demanding regulations and industry standards, that are too, getting complex as they are frequently altered to address emerging threats.

  • Meeting the challenges in the shifting compliance landscape
  • The cost of compliance failure
  • Achieving and maintaining compliance
  • Automating compliance across complex sets of industry standards and regulations in different industries and countries
  • Security and compliance automation use cases

10:40

MORNING COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

11:10

KEYNOTE II: Mitigating Generative AI Security Risks

Gartner notes that the trend towards democratised Generative AI (GenAI) leads the way. The research firm also forecasts more than 80% of enterprises will have their own GenAI application programming interfaces and models up and running by 2026. For businesses that are either using SaaS- delivered GenAI or building GenAI applications using cloud-hosted LLMs, ensuring that their organisations are properly securing their use of GenAI is crucial.

  • The new and amplified security risks of GenAI
  • Collaborations with legal, compliance and lines of business (LoBs) to minimise unsanctioned uses of GenAI and reduce privacy risks
  • Implementing a responsible and secure AI framework
  • Ensuring a safe and secure GenAI adoption journey with AI TRisM

11:35

PANEL DISCUSSION II: From Hype to Reality: Enabling AI for Cyber Defence

The amalgamation of tightened budget, increased volumes and velocity of cyberattacks, and heightened AI-driven threats has kept CISOs awake at night. To rise above the waves of this perfect storm, CISOs will need to consider embarking on AI integration to transform and fortify their cyber security strategy.

  • Breaking down the hype and unlocking the value of AI in cyber defence
  • Assessing organisation’s readiness for AI integration journey
  • Integrating AI into security programs
  • Fighting AI with AI
  • Best practices of AI applications in cyber protection

Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

12:10

FIRESIDE CHAT I: Managing AI, Data Privacy and Governance

AI is the fastest-adopted technology in history and while the adoption of AI tools can be done fairly quickly, it is still in initial stage. As organisations navigate the AI-powered future, IT/IT Security leaders need to ensure the implementation of strong and responsible governance that comes with the widespread of AI adoption.

  • How AI governance and data privacy go hand in hand
  • How to better align data, AI, governance and business goals
  • Challenges in achieving data and AI governance
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards
  • Best practices of AI governance

 

Interviewer:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Interviewee:
Tarun Samtani, DPO & Privacy Program Director, INTERNATIONAL SOS

12:35

NETWORKING LUNCH

13:45

KEYNOTE III: Effective Incident Response and Cyber Crisis Management

Security incidents and shakeup in 2024 will cover data breaches, unauthorised access, ransomware, system compromises, IoT cyberattacks and many more. In light of these, CISOs and their teams need to be prepared to handle advanced persistent threats (APTs) and zero-day vulnerabilities by constantly updating and adapting their security measures, including incident response and cyber crisis management plans.

  • The evolving concept of incident response over the years
  • Enabling real-time monitoring and incident response lifecycle capabilities
  • Designing a structured and well-defined incident response process in 2024
  • Deploying incident response technologies of the future
  • Getting the board on-board with cyber crisis management
  • Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders during security incident

14:10

FIRESIDE CHAT II: Overcoming Edge Security Risks
  • Security challenges in migrating from cloud to the edge
  • Ensuring security when transitioning to enterprise edge facilities
  • Scaling governance, risk and controls at the edge


Interviewer:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Interviewee:
Bruce Leong, Director, Technology & Strategy, MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL

14:35

PANEL DISCUSSION III: Doing Cloud Security Right in the Age of AI

As cloud applications are versatile and can be adopted very quickly, cloud-native architectures have experienced rapid growth in the recent years. While cloud deployments are generally prone to various security risks, this risk only increases when integration of AI and ML capabilities into cloud services is involved.

  • The cloud computing landscape in 2024
  • Managing the challenges and complexity in today’s cloud security
  • The new era of cloud application security
  • Infusing AI and automation in strengthening cloud security across the entire software development lifecycle

Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

15:10

AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

15:40

KEYNOTE IV: Defending against AI-Powered Advanced Persistent Threats

Often regarded as the most dangerous threats, if injected with AI, Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) can be highly destructive. Analysts believe that APTs will persist as paramount cybersecurity concerns in 2024, particularly amidst global crisis and escalating geopolitical uncertainties.

  • Staying ahead of future developments of APTs
  • The use of AI in APT attacks
  • Proactive threat hunting in detecting APTs
  • Real time network detection and response NDR to mitigate APT risks
  • Fostering external collaboration for threat intelligence sharing

16:15

FIRESIDE CHAT III: Cyber Security Leadership in 2024

Gartner predicts that by 2025, lack of talent or human failure will be responsible for over half of significant cyber incidents. How should CISOs strengthen their leadership capabilities and strategy in the midst of challenges that involve human factor, the rise of AI and other emerging threats?

  • The shift in CISO’s responsibilities in 2024
  • Fostering a culture of security awareness
  • Leveraging data in developing cyber security programs
  • Factoring the human factor and insider risks into privileged access management (PAM) and other cybersecurity controls

 

Interviewer:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Interviewee:
Shaofei Huang, Group CISO, SMRT CORPORATION

16:40

PANEL DISCUSSION IV: Accelerating Zero-Trust Maturity

Endpoints are enterprises’ first line of defence when it comes to Zero-Trust architecture. In the evolving cyber security landscape, where hackers also incorporate the latest tech innovations into their repertoire of tricks, Zero Trust is pivotal in moderinising CISO’s security practices. How can CISO supercharge their Zero-Trust security model to protect their supply chain, users, data and systems at every access point?

  • Securing the gateway
  • Embracing a ‘data-first’ Zero-Trust security
  • Strengthening security protocols in the supply chain
  • Adopting adaptive and holistic security approach in all Zero-Trust deployments
  • Revamping Zero-Trust security strategy with AI and redefined identity and access management (IAM)

 

Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Panelists:
Poh Leng Wee, Head, Information & Cyber Security, SEATRIUM

17:15

CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS

17:30

END OF CONFERENCE

2023 SPEAKERS

Allan Tan

Group Editor-in-Chief

CXOCIETY

Alvin Rodrigues

Editorial Consultant

CXOCIETY

Amit Gupta

Head of Security Governance, Risk and Control

BUKALAPAK

Anderson Teo

Director, Group IT & Cybersecurity

YEO HIAP SENG (YEO’S) SINGAPORE

Antoine Yang

Country Manager

SYNOLOGY

Boris Hajduk

Group CISO

GOTO GROUP

Bryce Boland

Head of Security ASEAN

AWS

Christopher Lek

Director, Cyber Security

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Danny Chan

Director Regional Security Officer, Asia Pacific

MASTERCARD

Eric Kong

ASEAN Managing Director

SAILPOINT

Francis Yeow

Head of Information Security and Country Information Security Officer

PARKWAY HOSPITALS SINGAPORE

Frankie Shuai

APAC Regional Information Security Officer

DWS GROUP

George Irwin

Director of Engineering

SPH MEDIA

Hwee Cher Tan

Director, IT Security & Governance

CGS-CIMB SECURITIES

Jagathesh Rajavasagam

Risk & Cyber Security Officer APAC

ABBOTT

Joey Chua

Head of IT

GULF MARINE

Justin Ong

APAC CISO & CPO

PANASONIC ASIA PACIFIC

Lim Shih Hsien

Head of Technology Masterplanning, CISO and CSO 

CERTIS GROUP

Manan Leo Qureshi

BISO/APAC Security Leader, KFC & PizzaHut

YUM! BRANDS

Marcus Tan

Head of Cybersecurity (CS), Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)

A*STAR

Ned Shawa

Senior Director of APJ Solutions Engineering

HASHICORP

Phoram Mehta

Senior Director, APAC CISO

PAYPAL

Raju Chellam

Chairman, Cloud & Data Standards

ITSC (IT STANDARDS COMMITTEE)

Stefan Tapp

Senior Solutions Engineer

SUMO LOGIC

Steve Faruque

Program Director, QRadar SIEM Product Management

IBM

Steven Sim

Immediate Past President

ISACA SINGAPORE CHAPTER

Viren Mantri

CISO

SC VENTURES

Yum Shoen Yih

Head Special Projects

CYBER SECURITY AGENCY (CSA) OF SINGAPORE

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