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Panel Discussion: Combating Cybercrime: An Asian Perspective

12:10 – 12:50(SGT) Friday 4 December, 2020

Abstract: Although nation-state activity often grabs the headlines, cybercrime frequently poses a more significant threat to most individuals, businesses, and organizations.  Cybercrime affects companies and people all over the world, and it has become a global problem that almost every nation has to deal with.  However, the global nature of the phenomenon obscures the regional and local variations in both cybercrime and the methods that are effective in fighting it.  This panel will explore the cybercrime problem from the East Asian perspective: what does the threat look like in Asia and is it different from other parts of the world?  How should cybersecurity companies, researchers, and analysts think about the problem in the Asian context?  How should cybersecurity providers adapt their approach when working in Asia?

Allan Lee


Alan Lee is part of the Endpoint Security product management group in Symantec. He is responsible for driving endpoint security product roadmap planning and driving product adoption through various events, beta programmes, and sharing of thought leadership on Endpoint Security.

Alan joined Symantec as the lead security consultant for Incident Response practice in APJ. That included security operation, setting up of security incident handling procedure consultation, and setting up of a security operation centre.

With over 18 years’ experience in the IT Security industry, Alan has been involved in many aspects of solution delivery and services including web development, product management, account management, and pre-sales activities. Before joining Symantec, Alan worked as a security analyst in a government organisation and as an engineer in a start-up.

Alan’s professional certifications include CISSP, CISA, and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.

Jonas Walker

FortiGuard Labs

Jonas is a passionate cybersecurity professional with more than eight years of expertise in networking and security. Jonas loves technology and lives in Asia’s technology capital Singapore. He is a digital native who is interested in offensive security and cyber. In his role at Fortinet, he works in a strategic engagement team. They combine data science with security strategy and facilitate tactics to support security portfolio planning. Jonas specializes in industry threat expertise with in-depth knowledge in threat intelligence, exploits, penetration testing, artificial intelligence, and advanced malware concepts. He understands the other side of the Internet, the dark side that most people don’t talk about.

As a cybersecurity expert, Jonas advises and engages clients and executive leaders on solution strategies in several industry segments. He works closely with FortiGuard Labs and Fortinet System Engineering to respond to advanced threats as they break – and proactively plans to stay ahead of the curve. He invests his time into hacking, fitness, poker, and enjoying delicious food in his spare time.

Michael Daniel

Cyber Threat Alliance

Michael Daniel currently serves as the President & CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). CTA is a not-for-profit that improves the cybersecurity of our global digital ecosystem by enabling high-quality cyber threat information sharing among companies and organizations in the cybersecurity field.  Prior to joining CTA in February 2017, Michael served from June 2012 to January 2017 as Special Assistant to President Obama and Cybersecurity Coordinator on the National Security Council Staff. In this role, Michael led the development of national cybersecurity strategy and policy and ensured that the US government effectively partnered with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other nations.  From 1995 to 2012, Michael worked for the Office of Management and Budget, overseeing the budgets for the U.S. Intelligence Community and other national security programs.  Outside of CTA, Michael serves as a member of the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity Group and participates in numerous cybersecurity working groups.  Michael lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Karen and two sons, James and Joshua.  In his spare time, he enjoys running and martial arts.

Takahiro Kakumaru

NEC Corporation

Takahiro Kakumaru is a manager with Cybersecurity Strategy Division at NEC Corporation. He leads cyber threat intelligence team and is also cybersecurity technology strategist. He has spoken at conferences such as FIRST, and SANS Threat Hunting Summit. He holds CISSP and GIAC(GCTI) certifications.

Ziv Mador

Trustwave SpiderLabs

Ziv manages the global security research team at Trustwave, covering research areas such as vulnerability assessment and scanning, database threats, analysis of web attacks, malware reverse engineering, IDS/IPS, spam and phishing, threat intelligence and correlation. Ziv is a primary spokesperson for the company on aspects related to malware and cybercrime. He has been a featured speaker at security conferences such as RSA, InfoSecurity, FIRST, Global Appsec, Microsoft DCC, AusCERT, CARO, ISOI, MSRA and Gartner’s Security Summit. Prior to his current role, Ziv worked at Microsoft developing a variety of security technologies including anti-malware capabilities, IDS/IPS, enterprise firewalls, Windows security and managing the response to zero-day malware. Ziv is a 24 year veteran of the security industry and a leading authority on the topic of internet threats and cybercrime. In September 2017, Ziv was honored to receive the Threat Seeker Leadership Award by SC Media.

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