The Chapter, originally founded as the Security Chapter in 2003, had its aims and objectives in making Singapore a regional IT security hub, focusing on professional & industry certification, regional promotions, as well as training and education.
In mid 2016, the Chapter was redesignated as Cybersecurity Chapter (CSC). IT Security had, over the past several years, evolved significantly; from a collection of tools and technologies to become an active practice today, with standards and methodologies.
CSC today aims to promote awareness of the need for IT Security, how best to understand and work within, and also to unite the collection of not only vendors, resellers and integrators of IT Security products, solutions and services, but also the new-realm auditors, consultants, practitioners, legal and compliance organisations to represent the cybersecurity ecosystem today. The original mission to promote IT security competency continues.
Activities organised yearly include seminars and workshops, whether within industry or to end-user industries (eg Finance, Education, Government) or other trade associations (eg SBF, ASME, SMF), industry tradeshows (eg GovWare, Interpol). The Chapter is also active in endorsing 3rd-party seminars, workshops and tradeshows, networking sessions and supporting SGTech flagship events (eg golf, Tech4Community, trade missions, government working committees and dialogue sessions).
Ultimately, CSC aims to benefit its members and associated parties by encouraging collaboration, dialogue, ideas exchange, networking and business activities between them and the government, industry and education sectors of the Singapore economy, and where applicable, with the various relevant organizations of neighbouring countries, eg through APICTA, ASOCIO.
All applicants must be SGTech members. Non-SGTech members can apply for SGTech membership together with Chapter membership and admission to CSC is contingent on the approval of SGTech membership.
For further information, please contact the SGTech Secretariat.
C/o SGTech Secretariat
79 Ayer Rajah Crescent #02-05
Tel: 6325 9700
Fax: 6325 4993