Hoo Chuan-Wei (ST Engineering) – Information Security or Cyber Security? …and Why?

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Cybersecurity is a buzzword. People claim to know what it is,however very few can articulate the true meaning. What are mandatory factors governing cybersecurity? Is information security related to cyber security? Have we been practising proper cybersecurity habits? What have we done and yet did not realise the potential implication and feedback? This seminar will introduce information security and how it transcends to cyber security. Come and understand cybersecurity in the right context!


Hoo Chuan-Wei is the Chief Cybersecurity Technology Officer with ST Engineering and has been in the IT industry since 1992 with more than 20 years of experience in information security. He provides thought leadership, formulates and implements strategic technology development, manages professional services and cybersecurity operations. Prior to ST Engineering, he was the IBM Security Executive Security Advisor, who was honored as:

  • 2014 (ISC)² Asia-Pacific President’s Award Honoree,
  • 2013 (ISC)² Senior Information Security Leadership Achievement (ISLA) Honoree,
  • 2012 (ISC)² Information Security Leadership Achievement(ISLA) Honoree and
  • 2010 IDG Chief Security Officer (CSO) ASEAN Award winner.

Chuan-Wei’s career includes various IT management roles in the financial and telecommunication sector regionally. He is also an authorised instructor with (ISC)², lectures at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Institute of Systems Science-National University of Singapore (ISS-NUS) and Temasek Polytechnic. Chuan-Wei received his IT degree from University of Southern Queensland and his professional industry certifications include CISSP, CISA, CFE and BCCE.