Inauguration of the Singapore International Cyber Week: GovernmentWare (GovWare) 2016

By Leo Hwa Chiang - Director of IEEE Asia Business Development, Singapore

The foundation event for the inaugural Singapore International Cyber Week, GovernmentWare (GovWare), was held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 10–12 October 2016. The Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, was the Distinguished Guest-of-Honor. He gave an opening speech at GovWare and highlighted the theme for this year, “Building a secure and resilient digital future through partnership,” reflecting Singapore’s desire to strengthen the digital future through building robust local and international partnerships. This conference was organized by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), with a speaker faculty of over 100 Government officials.

In collaboration with the IEEE Communications Society, the Director of IEEE Asia Business Development, Mr. Leo Hwa Chiang, organized two workshops at this premier conference. The first workshop, Cyber Forensics, was held on 11 October 2016. There were 15 attendees at this workshop, with an objective to inspire and boost interest in cyber security. Participants in this workshop had the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of cyber forensics and explore the specialized software tools, techniques and processes employed to preserve and recover digital evidence.

On 12 October 2016, Leo organized a Cyber Risk Management Workshop. This workshop attracted 16 attendees. Participants were enthusiastic in joining the discussion to share their organizations’ experience with cyber risk management, and also discuss the challenges they have encountered in improving and maintaining their cyber risk management capability.