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SINCON 2021 Conference Keynote — Strengthening ICT Supply Chain Resilience — by Genie Gan

SINCON 2021 Conference Keynote

Day 1 (05 Nov 2021) 10.20am—10.30am @ Open Stage

Strengthening ICT Supply Chain Resilience

Abstract

In light of several high profile supply chain attacks in recent times, governments and enterprises across Asia-Pacific have been shoring up their cyberdefences to counter and prevent any cyberattack. However, cybercriminals are highly skilled in capitalizing on the vulnerabilities in our systems, and will only get better. The cybersecurity of our ICT supply chains are of growing concern today, with our systems more interconnected than ever before, and the increased sophistication of attacks, with wide-scale impact.


While countries and international organizations have taken some action, more needs to be done to mount a coordinated global response, so we have the best chance of winning the fight. At a global level, this entails alignment of rules and norms. At an enterprise level, companies must take responsibility in their own hands, starting with more transparent practices to build trust and accountability in the cybersecurity ecosystem.


About Genie Gan

GENIE GAN is Kaspersky’s Head of Government Relations & Public Affairs for Asia Pacific, where she is responsible for developing trusted relations with institutional stakeholders for the company, while integrating the business, communications and company’s public policy strategies within Asia Pacific.


She holds a Graduate Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours), and a Specialist Diploma in Counselling Psychology. Called to the Singapore Bar, she is also Mediator and Mediation Coach at the Singapore Mediation Centre, and a Mediator at the Singapore International Mediation Institute.


She started her journeys in accountancy and law in Big Four Firms. In her early-20s, she founded a successful start-up in the services (music and coaching) industry. Genie later spent a significant time in Public Service as a government lawyer, taking on various portfolios such as Special Assistant to Minister(Law) and Singapore Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, and Director for Representation and Law Reform at the Law Society.


Outside her professional portfolio, her passion for non-profit and charity work has led her to serve on various Boards and Committees of, and volunteer for, Non-Profit Organisations and pro bono legal causes.

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