Kwok Yan has been contributing to cybersecurity in Singapore as an educator, a researcher as well as a practitioner for
the past three decades. In 1992, he created the first tertiary level IT security course in Singapore.
Since 1995, he
has led many highly successful government-industry-university research collaborations on information security and has
played the role of chief security architect for many security-sensitive systems for banks and governments in the region.
Today, Kwok Yan is the Associate Vice President (Strategy and Partnerships) and a Professor in the School of Computer
Science and Engineering of NTU.
Hoi Wai Khin
Hoi Wai Khin, Partner, Technology Consulting of RSM Singapore whose day job is an auditor, consultant, in-house CISO
walk the talk and volunteer at different platforms to develop the youths through sharing. I urges everyone that for
security, enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. Don't lose the passion and the love for what you do. I
hopes that everyone volunteers and contributes back to the ecosystem.
Stanislav Protassov is the Technology President of Acronis who provide his leadership to building the knowledge and
capabilities of the Singapore R&D team. This will cement Singapore as Acronis’ nerve centre for innovation, and product
development, which I believe will enhance Singapore’s reputation as a hub for developing cutting-edge Cyber Protection
Yap Peh San Soffenny
It is such an honour to be nominated alongside with so many incredible professionals and veterans who inspires me. As a
working mother with a child less than 2 years old and someone who didn’t come from a technical background, I’m immensely
grateful to have the chance to contribute to the cyber security space and I would like to encourage more people who are
willing and have the mindset to contribute to join the industry, regardless of their experience and background.
Furthermore, I would like to thank those who have supported me throughout this journey and the judges who have
acknowledged me. I’m elated to be presented with this award and it continues to motivate me to serve the cyber security
Sng Jay Kai
Jay Kai is passionate about tech as an enabler. Inspired to serve his fellow youths when he attended a student-led
cybersecurity bootcamp, Jay Kai worked to advance digital inclusivity and sustainability as Deputy Chief Executive
(Collective) at a youth-in-tech charity, Cyber Youth Singapore. He led flagship memberships and engagement initiatives,
including the Youthx series which has empowered over 700 youths. An avid student of cybersecurity, he looks forward to
furthering his competencies in this exciting sector.
Ensign InfoSecurity Pte. Ltd.
In Ensign InfoSecurity, our cyber competencies are built with the goal of solving every cybersecurity challenge that our
clients may face. We have contributed significantly to the ecosystem through our people and expertise, combined with our
innovative R&D capabilities. We go beyond the expected, nurturing future cybersecurity professionals, as well as
advocating equal opportunity and sustainability culture in the workplace.
Nanyang Technological University
Ranked among the world’s top universities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has successfully
integrated cybersecurity into its digital transformation to enhance productivity and performance. NTU creates global
impact through interdisciplinary education and research and supports Singapore’s efforts to enhance the national
cybersecurity ecosystem’s resilience and robustness against cyber-attacks.
Toffs Technologies Pte. Ltd.
TOFFS is a leading Singapore company focusing in Secured Multi-CDN (Content Delivery Network) and all-round IT security
protection (Internet & Intranet Defense). The company’s Security & Network Operations Centre provides 24/7 managed
security support for our customers in the Asia Pacific Region.