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RSA Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan Unveils Keynote Stage Line-up

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, the world’s leading information security conferences and
expositions, today announced its line-up of keynote speakers for RSA
Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ). The Conference keynotes will
be opened by Mr.
Amrin Amin
, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Singapore’s Ministry
of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health on Tuesday, July 16,at
the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center.

The APJ region is home to seven of the top 10 economies with the largest
ICT to GDP growth ratio1. As economic growth and people’s
lifestyles become increasingly dependent on digital products and
services, this year’s keynotes will focus on how everyone – from the
C-suites to the frontlines – can ensure a more secure region while
collectively continuing to pursue progress.

Some highlights of the keynote line-up include Kyla
, a 17-year-old student and internationally-renowned
cybersecurity prodigy and entrepreneur, who will share her thoughts on
transforming public education systems around privacy and cybersecurity
and what she believes should be the mission of all cybersecurity
initiatives. Also, a team of global computer forensics and ethical
hacking experts from the SANS
will deliver unique perspectives on dangerous new
cyber-attack techniques and how we can make radical changes to improve
the current state of ‘cyber-insecurity’.

Hugh Thompson Show: DeepFakes and the Human Zero Day
will be a
highlight on the Conference keynote stage. RSA Conference Program Chair
Hugh Thompson will feature special guests – actor and writer Alexis
Conran, and top cybersecurity researchers Saurabh Shintre and Dr
Vrizlynn Thing. Together, they will discuss what makes humans most
susceptible to being manipulated and compromised, how DeepFakes and AI
are being weaponized, and how this forever changes defense strategies.

“Driving progress and navigating an evolving cybersecurity landscape
come hand in hand. The rise of e-commerce and FinTech in Asia boosts
consumption and inclusion but makes us vulnerable to new forms of scams
and fraud. Sharper AI algorithms boost productivity but can also be used
to make cyber-threats harder to discern. The line-up that we’ve
assembled will help us better leverage digital opportunities while
managing associated risks. Our goal is to help create a brighter future
by highlighting what it takes to become more secure today,” said Linda
Gray Martin, Senior Director and General Manager, RSA Conferences.

Keynote speakers and sessions include:

  • Mr. Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home
    Affairs & Ministry of Health

    Opening keynote
    Guest-of-Honor for RSA Conference 2019 APJ, Mr. Amrin Amin is Senior
    Parliamentary Secretary for Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs and
    Ministry of Health. He is a Member of Parliament representing
    Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (Woodlands) since
    September 2015. Prior to political office, he was a corporate lawyer
    specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Amrin read law at the
    National University of Singapore (Bachelor of Law) (Honors) and
    Columbia University in New York (Master of Law) (Harlan Fiske Stone
  • Kyla
    , Founder / CEO, Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education
    | Tales of a Teenage Security Supergirl

    Before her freshman
    year in high school, Kyla Guru founded Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity, a
    national organization that now sustains more than 20 national
    partnerships with school districts, corporations like Facebook and
    IBM, and educational platforms like Discovery Education, all to
    increase awareness, literacy, and fluency in privacy and
    cybersecurity. Guru will share her story of being a social
    entrepreneur, what she believes should be the greater mission of all
    cybersecurity initiatives, and what she sees as the future of the
  • The Five Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques and How to Counter

    Presented by the SANS Institute, this keynote panel will
    reveal the most dangerous new attack techniques, how they work and how
    we can stop them. Speakers include Robert
    M. Lee
    , CEO and Founder, Dragos, Inc, SANS Certified
    ; My-Ngoc
    , CEO / Principal Consultant, Secured IT Solutions,
    SANS Certified Instructor
    ; Stephen
    , SANS Faculty Fellow, PenTest and Cyber Defense
    Essentials Curriculum Lead
    and moderated by Nick
    , Director of Klein & Co., Computer Forensics, SANS
    Certified Instructor
  • Rohit
    , President, RSA, and Holly
    , Senior Vice President and Digital Transformation
    Lead, RSA | The New Why of Cybersecurity

    Digital investment
    accelerates business velocity, transforms constituent experiences and
    spawns new opportunities. But this formidable force for human progress
    also magnifies risk. Together with leading industry experts from RSA,
    Rohit Ghai will address the management of digital risk as the new
    ‘why’ for cybersecurity.
  • Diana
    , Cybersecurity Field CTO, Microsoft | Better
    Cybersecurity with AI and ML? Focus on Culture, Diversity and Inclusion

    and machine learning can speed up the threat response cycle, but
    without diverse teams developing these machine learning models, we may
    end up automating bias or even criminals’ attack paths. Diana Kelley
    will explain the importance of culture and diversity within
    organizations’ cybersecurity teams, to ensure they benefit from
    advances in the fields of AI and machine learning.
  • Haiyan
    , Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security
    Markets, Splunk | Embracing Chaos to Reimagine Cybersecurity

    nation-state hacks and concerns around privacy continue to mount, data
    is playing an increasingly critical role in the success of the
    security operations center (SOC). With security professionals facing
    an ever-increasing volume of risk, Haiyan Song will share ways to
    embrace data chaos, fuel innovation and stay one step ahead of today’s
    biggest security threats.
  • Aarti
    , Vice President, Offering Management, IBM Security |
    The New Rules of Security

    The reality today is that
    enterprises must secure business processes from and for the cloud. As
    we move into the next era of cloud computing, Aarti Borkar will detail
    how cybersecurity leaders can adopt a continuous security model to
    protect data and workloads, manage threats and compliance, and secure
    identities and networks.
  • The Hugh Thompson Show: DeepFakes and The Human Zero Day
    social engineering and exploiting human zero days to DeepFakes that
    are now harder to discern than ever before, the greatest threats we
    have ever faced sit inside the human mind. This closing keynote takes
    you behind the scenes to explore what it is about humans that makes us
    susceptible to getting manipulated and compromised. Learn how
    DeepFakes and AI are being weaponized from world-renowned
    application security expert and RSA Conference Program Committee
    , and special guests Vrizlynn
    , Senior Vice President, Head of Cybersecurity
    Strategic Technology Centre, ST Engineering
    ; Saurabh
    , Senior Principal Researcher; and Alexis
    , a celebrity presenter and broadcaster best known
    for his role in highly acclaimed BBC TV show, The Real Hustle

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1 International Monetary Fund. Regional Economic Outlook:
Asia-Pacific. May 2018.