ISACA’s Inaugural CSX Conference in Singapore To Equip Cybersecurity Professionals with Guidance and Training

csx-imageGlobal IT and cybersecurity association ISACA will host the first-ever CSX 2016 Asia Pacific conference in Singapore, 14-16 November 2016. ISACA developed Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) to help organisations build qualified cybersecurity workforces and help individuals advance their cyber careers. As part of CSX, ISACA introduced the conference in North America last year to a sold-out audience and expanded to Asia and Europe this year.

CSX Asia Pacific features renowned keynote speakers, including:

  • Richard Quest, CNN International news anchor and host, “Quest Means Business”
  • Ashkan Soltani, former chief technologist of the Federal Trade Commission (U.S.), and independent researcher and consultant focused on privacy, security and behavioral economics
  • Eddie Schwartz, president and COO, White Ops, Inc.
  • Greg Williams, deputy editor, WIRED Magazine

CSX 2016 Asia Pacific will focus on practical cybersecurity solutions and guidance, tailored to every level of a security professional’s career. The conference will allow attendees to explore trends and threats, exchange ideas and insights, and learn how to excel at defending their enterprises. Sessions are offered in four tracks and with two levels of complexity.

Recent research shows that cybersecurity is a high priority in Singapore. Although Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency (CSA) is focused on strengthening cybersecurity readiness for its critical infrastructure and key industry sectors, the adversaries are focused squarely on perpetuating attacks. According to a recent report by Mandiant, Asian companies are 80 percent more likely to be targeted by hackers than companies in other parts of the world. The global lack of skilled cybersecurity professionals adds to the challenge.

“Cyberattacks have emerged as a top technology risk, and at the eye of the storm is the critical need for highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals,” said Leonard Ong, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, Board Director of ISACA and associate director at Merck. “Through CSX, which includes conferences like CSX Asia Pacific, ISACA is working to develop a global talent pool of cybersecurity practitioners and leaders, and help organisations create a robust cyber workforce to protect and defend in the ongoing battle against cyberthreats.”

CSX 2016 Asia Pacific will also feature the new CSX Cyber Challenge, an innovative online competition that will test participants’ cybersecurity skills in areas such as ethical hacking, computer network defense and computer forensics. Also offered at the event is a special networking event in ISACA’s Connecting Women Leaders in Technology program.

Registration for CSX Asia Pacific is at Attendees can earn up to 32 continuing professional education credits at conference workshops and breakout sessions. For details on CSX guidance, research, tools and certifications, visit


ISACA® ( helps professionals around the globe realise the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organisations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in 187 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organisations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organisations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers.





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