A Series of Cyber Security Workshops at INTERPOL World 2017

By Ewell Tan - IEEE APO Office, Singapore and Leo Hwa Chiang - IEEE APO Office, Singapore

Today, we are living in a connected society and the world has become borderless. Law enforcement officials are therefore facing a challenging environment, as technology has created new opportunities for criminals. The INTERPOL World conference, which was held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre 4–7 July 2017, brought together security professionals, experts and police forces from around the world, to gain knowledge, share experiences and address security challenges, to further safeguard the cities we are living in and manage cyber threats.

Leo Hwa Chiang (right) received a certificate of appreciation from Mr. Noboru Nakatani, the Executive Director of INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation.

Leo Hwa Chiang, Director of IEEE Asia Business Development, curated three cyber security workshops with the topics “Surviving and Thriving through and after a Cybersecurity Incident,” “Man of Mode: Fashion, Hacking Tool Reuse and Copycat Crime in Cyberspace,” and “Forensic Computing” on the 5–6 July at the INTERPOL World Congress, on behalf of the IEEE Communications Society. More than 60 participants attended the workshop. Participants at these workshops gained knowledge on improving the risk management process to rapidly recover from cyber-attacks and minimize the impact to the organization. They also discovered the increasingly sophisticated criminal ecosystem and the Darknet. Through the workshops, participants should be able to identify internal and external threats, and enforce security resilience.

In addition to these informative workshops, IEEE ComSoc had a booth to promote IEEE to the security professionals, industry leaders and government agencies. Through the combined efforts of InfoHost (the IEEE dealer), the IEEE Marketing and Sales Department team (Ira and Alex), and the IEEE Singapore office staff (Leo and Ewell), visitors’ enquiries were answered at the exhibition booth.

Last but not least, the Executive Director of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, Mr. Noboru Nakatani, presented a certificate of appreciation to the IEEE Communications Society, for organizing the three cyber security workshops successfully at this Congress.