Deputy Director, Cyber Security Technologies
Singapore University of Technology and Design

+65 6499 4745


Ivan is the Deputy Director (Cyber Security Technologies) of iTrust, Centre for Research in Cyber Security. Overseeing centre’s day-to-day operations, and cybersecurity and technology validation, experimentation, exercise and training.

  • Ivan has 20+ years of Technology experience having started his career in Accenture. In iTrust, his focus has been on contributing to the cyber security and safety of part of Singapore’s critical infrastructure, including IoT platforms
  • Ivan engages local and overseas partners for Red and Blue teams knowledge and technology exchange (NATO CCDCOE, US Idaho National Laboratory, government agencies and private entities)
  • He is passionate in Red Teaming engagements includes representing and co-leading Singapore in NATO CCDCOE Crossed Swords and Locked Shields (Offensive and Defensive) and International Critical Infrastructure Security Showdown (CISS) as lead for Red and Green teams
  • Developer and trainer for professional OT cyber security training
  • Recipient of a number of awards including Singapore Cybersecurity Award 2019 (Professional Category) and Cyber Defence Group (CDG) commemorative coin from MINDEF/SAF


Professional Appointment, Accreditation, Achievement & Training

  • Recipient of commemorative coin from Head of Cyber Defence Group, MINDEF/SAF 
  • Winner of Singapore Cybersecurity Award 2019 – Professional category
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • US DHS ICS-CERT ICS Cybersecurity (301)
  • Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, Ethical Hacking (SANS)
  • FORENSICS: Reverse-Engineering Malware (SANS)
  • Advanced Course on Darknet and Crypto Currencies
  • Cybersecurity: Technology, Application and Policy (MIT Digital Program)
  • Hands-on Hardware Hacking and Reverse Engineering (Blackhat 2015)
  • Live Hacking & Information Security Masterclass
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Fellow of SUTD Academy
  • Member of the subcommittee on Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) under Coordinating Committee for Cybersecurity (CCCY) under Enterprise Singapore (ESG)
  • NATO CCDCOE CyCon 2020 /2021 Academic Review Committee
  • Co-lead for Singapore team in NATO CCDCOE Crossed Swords 2020 (offensive)
  • Co-lead for Singapore team in NATO CCDCOE Locked Shields 2020 / 2021 (defensive)


Invited Speaker

  • “SGInnovate’s New Frontier – Introduction to Cybersecurity: What’s with the Hype?”, 2020
  • “Future of Work: Privacy and Data Concerns in Unprecedented Times” panel, 2020, SGInnovate
  • National cyber security documentary show titled “Secret Wars: Conflict in Cyberspace”, 2020, episode I & II, Channel NewsAsia
  • PSA Innovation Fest 2019
  • Public Conference and Closed-door Workshop on Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities and Mitigation Strategies for the Power Sector in ASEAN, 2019
  • National cyber terrorist documentary show titled “It Will Never Happen Here”, 2018, Mediacorp Channel 5
  • World Readiness Programme (WRP) Symposium, 2017
  • National cyber security documentary show titled “Unreal to Real: The Making of Virtual Reality”, 2017, Channel NewsAsia
  • National cyber security documentary show titled “Securing Our Virtual Borders”, 2017, Channel NewsAsia
  • World Readiness Programme (WRP) Symposium, 2016
  • Cyber security article titled “Focusing on Cyber Defence Tools and Strategies for the Future of Government”, 2016, OpenGov Asia
  • World Readiness Programme (WRP) Symposium, 2015