Mr. John Yong

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Director, Information Security & Assurance, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

John Yong
Director, Information Security & Assurance
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

Mr John Yong is Director, Infocomm Security Group, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). John holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Salford, United Kingdom. He is a seasoned infocomm security professional who has dedicated his 35year career to this field, both in the public and private sectors. He started his career with the Ministry of Defence before joining the then National Computer Board (NCB) in 1991 to head its IT Security Department. Thereafter, he moved to the private sector and worked for a number of Multi-National Corporations in various management and consulting roles. Prior to joining IDA, he served as Chief Security Advisor to a major Southeast Asian telecommunications group. In recognition of his achievements and contributions, John received the International Data Group (IDG) ASEAN Chief Security Officer (CSO) Awards and honoured as one of the most outstanding Chief Security Officers in 2013.