CYDEF at DSA & NATSEC Asia 2022

Defence Services Asia 2022 and NATSEC Asia 2022 is proud to present the Cyber Defence Conference (CYDEF) on 29 – 30 March as part of the biennial show. Titled Working Together Towards The Future of Cybersecurity In Southeast Asia: Elevating Regional Cybersecurity Agenda, the conference will highlight the need for nations to come together to formulate a cohesive plan of action to defend against cybersecurity, and denial of service attacks.


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The emergence of the World Wide Web has seen the birth of a new battlespace, one that is able to bring nations to their knees, without ever firing a shot. The cyberspace domain is a critical area, since it covers all aspects of everyday modern life in the 21st Century – from the economy to utilities, infrastructure, banking, commerce, healthcare, logistics, public transportation, education, and national defence and security. A sustained and organised attack in this domain would have a debilitating effect on any nation.

The conference will bring together thought leaders and industry experts who will share their insights on the latest threats, strategies, and technologies to keep governments and security services one step ahead of current, and projected cybersecurity challenges.

Aside from gathering defence and cybersecurity professionals to connect, network, and collaborate, this hybrid conference – in which participants can attend either physically or virtually – will also include an exhibition on the latest solutions on ICT and cybersecurity technologies, business-matching sessions, and product briefings and demonstrations.

The Minister of Home Affairs, Malaysia, Dato Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, will deliver the keynote address.

Guest speakers for the March 29 session include:

  • Mr Todd Heckman, Senior Cyber Strategist, Government Solutions, Mandiant Technologies, who will discuss National Defence to Cyber Attacks: Partnership Forward
  • Mr Dickson Woo, Country Manager, Fortinet Malaysia, whose presentation is entitled A Fresh Perspective: Safeguarding Our Digital Nation
  • Mr Cartan McLaughlin, CEO Nihon Cyber Defence, Japan, who will touch on Combating Ransomware Threats: The Japan Experience

The highlight of the conference is the panel discussion scheduled for March 30. Here, panellists will discuss Elevating The Regional Cybersecurity Agenda, with the main topic being Cyber Warfare – What Does It Look Like And What To Expect in 2022 And Beyond?

Panelists include:

  • Rear Admiral Dato Shamsuddin Haji Ludin, Malaysian Armed Forces
  • Mr Todd Heckman, Senior Cyber Strategist, Government Solutions, Mandiant Technologies
  • Dato Dr Amirudin Haji Wahid, CEO Cybersecurity Malaysia, and
  • Mr Cartan Mclaughlin, CEO Nihon Cyber Defence, Japan.

Don’t miss this unrivalled opportunity to get the latest assessments in current and future cybersecurity threats, the emerging technologies and solutions to deal with these issues, and to meet and network with industry and market leaders in this domain.



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