Board Member & Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific | CENTRE FOR STRATEGIC CYBERSPACE + SECURITY SCIENCE (CSCSS)
Aloysius Cheang is a Board Director and Executive Vice President for Asia Pacific with the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science (CSCSS). Based in Singapore, he leads CSCSS focus in the region. Aloysius is a globally recognised cybersecurity expert. He has extensive experience in managing and delivering direct business values in strategic, complex multi-million dollar IT programme and business projects for Global 500 organisations worldwide. In his line of work, Aloysius has managed large multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team spread across 5 continents and 4 major time zones, many a time building up the business from scratch.
While currently running iSyncGroup Inc as its CEO and a partner with AC3Labs Ventures, he was most recently Co-Founder, EVP and Managing Director for the Cloud Security Alliance Asia Pacific (CSA), covering the entire Asia including China, Japan the Indian sub-continent and ANZ, and doubled up as the organisation’s Chief Standards Officer. During his tenure with the CSA, Aloysius was instrumental for the superlative expansion of the CSA outside of the USA, obtaining critical executive buy-in and adoption from both the private and public sectors in the rest of the world as well as being influential in political and economic groups such as the ISO, INTERPOL, ITU-T, APCERT, ASEAN etc. Before his stint with the CSA, Aloysius was a global Head of Security with one of the largest telecommunication company in the world, a Technology Practice Leader covering Asia and the Middle East for a leading UK based management consulting company and a Security and Forensic Practice Leader in Singapore for a big 4 firm.
An active community leader, Aloysius have supported many security movement and cultivated numerous security groups. He was instrumental in the initiative of setting up IT Security as a professional occupation with legal statutes supporting that establishment, with attempts to create dual hubs for the certification/chartering process with IISP in UK and AISP in Singapore, of which he was protem chairman AISP from 2006- 2007, and chaired its predecessor, SIG^2 from 2002 to 2006. Additionally, he was a former Head of Delegation for the Singapore National Body to ISO and the author of ISO/IEC 27032 “Guidelines for Cybersecurity” International Standard and had previously contributed to SS507 “Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Industry Standard” that was adopted as ISO/IEC 24762.
Aloysius holds B.Sc (Hons) and Masters in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore. His professional certifications include CISSP, CISA and GCIH. Aloysius’s professional opinions and viewpoints are highly valued by major media globally such as the BBC, Times, Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, CIO-Asia, IDC, BankInfoSecurity, Xinhua News, Phoenix News, CCTV, The Hindu, The Times of India, The Daily Star, China Times, Digitimes, UDN, Economics Daily News, SCMP, The Nation, Bangkok Post, Zaobao, Today, The Straits Times and ChannelNewsAsia.