APAC Strategy Advisor

Freddy TAN

CSA APAC Strategy Advisor

Freddy Tan is the Director Business Development (Strategic Accounts), Singapore Telecoms (SingTel) Security Division. His responsibilities include communicating SingTel’s security strategy, identifying emerging security trends, and responding with appropriate security products and services for strategic customers. He is also responsible for cultivating relationships with the governments, industry associations and academia to foster a spirit of collaboration and mutual support in Asia. His experience in information security spans over 25 years with the Singapore Defence and 6 years with Microsoft as the Chief Security Advisor for Asia-Pacific.

He was awarded the (ISC)² President’s Award in 2003 in recognition of his volunteer work with (ISC)² and had served as Chairperson of the (ISC)² Board of Directors for 2012 and 2013 and co-chairperson of the (ISC)² Board of Directors for 2010 and 2012. He had also served as a member of (ISC)² Asia Advisory Board from 2008-2013. Freddy is also the President of Security & Governance Chapter, Singapore IT Federation (SiTF) and Vice President and founding member of the Singapore Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP).

He also is a resource person for the UN-ESCAP Academy Training for ICT for Development (ICTD) Capacity-Building program where he has delivered an Information Security and Privacy module in Korea and Myanmar.

He has presented on security in Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vietnam and has also been called upon by media in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, United States and Vietnam for his opinions regarding cybersecurity.