SICW 2020 Events:
Women in Cyber

All event dates and timings below are in Singapore time (GMT +8).

The second edition of Women in Cyber will be held on 7 October 2020. It was first held during SICW 2019. Women in Cyber is co-organised by CSA, the High Commission of Canada and the Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands. Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, will be giving the opening address for the event.

SICW 2020 Women in Cyber Programme Guide
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The theme of this year’s event is “Diversity in Cybersecurity under the New Normal” and aims to reaffirm the international efforts by both the private and public sector to increase the cybersecurity talent pipeline. Amid the impacts of Covid-19 on jobs and the economy, Women in Cyber also aims to signal the continued availability of good jobs in the cybersecurity industry for both men and women. Two panel discussions on: (i) Impact of COVID-19 on Cybersecurity and (ii) Cybersecurity and the Next Generation, will be held, and will comprise sharing by women leaders and cybersecurity practitioners from various countries.

Panel Session 1: Impact of COVID-19 on Cybersecurity

7 October 2020, 5.00pm – 6.00pm

This session will explore the challenges that have arisen from COVID-19 and how it has affected the work of cybersecurity leaders across both the private and public sectors within the field.


  • Ms Tammie Tham, CEO, Ensign Infosecurity 
  • Supt Connie Seek, Head of Technology Crime Division, Singapore Police Force
  • Ms Nathalie Jaarsma, Ambassador-at-Large for Security Policy & Cyber, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Ms Nicola Hudson, Director of Policy and Communications, National Cyber Security Centre, UK


  • Ms Teo Yi-Ling, Senior Fellow, Centre of Excellence for National Security, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore


Panel Session 2: Cybersecurity and the Next Generation
7 October 2020, 6.00pm – 7.00pm 

This session will explore the significance and impact of cybersecurity on youths as the world around them grows increasingly digital, as well as highlight the importance of early cybersecurity exposure and education.


  • SLTC Vicky Wang, Commander of Cyber Defence Group, Singapore Armed Forces
  • Mrs Tan Chen Kee, Divisional Director (Student Development Curriculum Division), Ministry of Education, Singapore
  • Ms Heather Ricciuto, Academic Outreach Leader, IBM Security, Canada


  • Professor Annie Koh, V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, Professor of Finance (Practice), Vice President, Business Development, Singapore Management University