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2017 (ISC)² Asia-Pacific ISLA®:
11th Information Security Leadership Achievements  

2017 Nomination Review Committee  

Dr Jae-Woo Lee, Fellow of (ISC)², CISA, CISM (South Korea)
Chair Professor Graduate School of International Affairs and Information, Dongguk University 

Dr. Jae Woo Lee is Chair Professor at Dongguk University, and president of the Cyber Forensic Professional Association Korea. He is also chairperson of the (ISC)² APAC and Advisory Board of CISO Association in Seoul. Following his retirement from his position as a major general in the Korean Air Force, Dr Lee pursued his career in the information security profession. He was the first president of the Korean Information Security Agency and an organizer of the Korean National Computerization Agency. He holds a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California, U.S.A. and a doctorate degree from Konkuk University in Korea.
Kamlesh Bajaj

Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, Ph D (India)
Mentor Professor, NIIT University

Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj holds a Ph.D. (Physics) from McMaster University, Canada; and a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Delhi. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), and a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics Engineers (FIETE). He is also a Distinguished Fellow, EastWest Institute, New York. Dr. Bajaj was the Founder CEO of Data Security Council of India – an industry initiative - in cyber security and data privacy. At DSCI, Dr. Bajaj guided the development of best practices Frameworks for data security and privacy protection. He has served on various Government Committees on cyber security, privacy and ICT, and contributed to the activities of global bodies like OECD and EWI. He was also the Founder Director of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In); he directed the cyber security initiatives in the government. He has published and lectured extensively on the IT Act 2000, cyber security and cyber crimes, privacy and data protection, Internet governance, e-commerce, digital signatures, in national and international journals and conferences. He has authored two books, and co-authored two books. Dr Bajaj also helped set up the techno-legal infrastructure for PKI in the country. He also served as Global Head, Information Risk Management Consulting Practice, Tata Consultancy Services.
Prinya Homanek

President & Founder, ACIS Professional Center

Mr. Prinya Hom-anek has over 20 years of experience in IT and information security, network and data communications, Internet and network security, information security, fraud and forensic investigation, penetration testing, ISMS, and generic information security consulting in both the public and private sectors. He is recognized as one of Asia-Pacific's leading information security professionals. Mr. Hom-anek founded and serves as the president for the most successful information security training, consulting, and managed security services provider in Thailand - "ACIS Professional Center" or "ACIS". He is also a senior IT and information security consultant for Thailand's government departments and agencies, including the Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance, Department of Special Investigation, Ministry of Justice, National Intelligence Agency, Bank of Thailand and several major banks in Thailand, Metropolitan Waterworks Authority, the Government Pension Fund, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), and Software Park Thailand, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). He currently serves as a senior committee member on various boards, including the (ISC)² Asian Advisory Board, the ISACA Thailand committee, and as secretary of the Thailand Information Security Association (TISA) committee. He has published over 130 information security articles in magazines and newspapers such as eEnterprise, eLeader, Telecom Journal, Thairath, DailyNews, The Nation, and Bangkok Post. He is frequently invited to appear on TV and radio programs and is a visiting lecturer at a number of universities and colleges within Thailand.
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Haruto Kitano, CISSP, JGISP (Japan)
Senior Manager, Deliotte Tohmatsu Risk Services Co, Ltd.

Dr. Haruto Kitano is currently senior manager and consultant for Deloitte Tohmatsu Risk Services Co., Ltd. His consulting is focused on security and risk management governance, database security, identity management, regulatory compliance, and privacy. He is currently a committee member of the Database Security Consortium in Japan and a member of (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Advisory Council. Dr. Kitano has been a vocal professional within the IT security industry in Japan and previously worked as a Telecom and internet networking engineer for 10 years, and at Oracle for 11 years specializing in Database Security and Identity Management. He earned his Master of Informatics from the Institute of Information Security (IISEC), the first Japanese graduate school specializing in information security, where he is researched security management and information protection against internal threat.
Melvyn Kuan

Dr. Melvyn Kuan (Singapore)
Assistant Director (Ecosystem Development), Cyber Security Agency of Singapore

Dr. Melvyn Kuan is currently Assistant Director (Ecosystem Development) at the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) where he is responsible for professional workforce development planning and programmes. Prior to the CSA, he was Head of Strategy and Digital Economy at the National Research Foundation where he was responsible for the priority setting of research areas and capability development and the development of the Services and Digital Economy R&D strategy. Dr Kuan has also served in various capacities in the former Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) such as the Technology and Planning Group and the Smart Cities Programme Office. Before joining the former IDA, he was pursuing his PhD and was a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Information Systems, National University of Singapore. His work has been published in journals such as Information & Management and Behaviour and Information Technology and; leading Information Systems conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).

SC Leung, CISSP, CISA, CBCP (Hong Kong)
Senior Consultant, Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre

Mr. SC Leung is currently the Senior Consultant of the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT), supervising the security incident response team and coordinating with local and overseas parties. He has over 20 years of working experience serving banking, Internet solution provider, telecommunication and the consultancy industries. SC Leung holds several information security designations including CISSP, CISA and CBCP. He is a frequent speaker in promoting information security awareness. He had been invited to speak for Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong Police Force, Government departments, enterprises, schools and local non-governmental organizations, while he had also spoken in overseas conferences of the (ISC)², APECTEL, CNCERT/CC of China and National University of Singapore. He was given by (ISC)² the President’s Award in 2013 and the Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievement honouree in 2007 for his voluntary work and product neutral security awareness education to the public. He was the founding member of the Internet Society, Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong and Macau Chapter and the Professional Information Security Association and had held key positions in these organizations.
Ching Hao Mao

Dr. Ching-Hao Mao (Taiwan)
Section Manager on Cyber Trust Technology Institute (CTTI) under Institute for Information Industry (III) of Taiwan

Dr. Ching-Hao Mao is the Section Manager on Cyber Trust Technology Institute (CTTI) under Institute for Information Industry (III) of Taiwan, where he has been as the technical leader in data analytics and security intelligence. He has great knowledge about data science and 6 years of practical experience in cyber security. He is now leading a R&D team with 20 engineers and most of them are master degree above. Dr. Mao earned Ph. D. in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and as a member of the “intelligent System Lab”. In the past, he was a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University and had collaborated with Prof. Tsuhan Chen (Cornell University) and Christos Faloutsos (Carnegie Mellon University). Dr. Mao joined the iCAST (international Collaboration for Advancing Security Technology) project from 2006 to 2008 and the TWISC (TaiWan Information Security Center) from 2005 to 2010 for joining the research of network security. His research interests are network security and data mining; more specifically, learning and inference in graphical model for causal relations of malicious network behavior. He is also interested in botnet related issues (i.e., Fast-flux, phishing and spam e-emails) and Web application security issues (i.e., Web mimicry attacks and obfuscated attacks). He has published over 30 international conference and journal papers. Dr. Mao has earned the following honors and awards: the Best Newcomer Award in III (2015), Excellent Paper Award in III (2012, 2012, 2014) Collage Outstanding Youth Award, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2010 Best Student Paper Award, the 19th Cryptology and Information Security Conference, Taiwan, 2009 Scholarship of Graduate Research, Computer Society of the Republic of China, Taiwan, 2008. He is also the Showcased Honoree in the category of Information Security Practitioner of 2016 (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievement (ISLA) Program. Dr. Ching-Hao Mao has already got the following certifications: Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 5 Web Component Developer (OCPJWCD, SCWCD), 2012 Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), 2011 Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Introduction, 2008 Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP), 2001.
jill slay

Prof. Jill Slay, PhD, FACS, CP, MIEEE, Fellow of (ISC)², CISSP, CCFP (Australia)
Professor, Director, Australian Centre for Cyber Security, University of New South Wales

Professor Jill Slay is Director of the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at UNSW Canberra @ ADFA. With long-term funding allocated, this centre is developing critical mass in cross-disciplinary research and teaching in Cyber Security to serve the Australian Government and Defence Force and help strengthen the Digital Economy. She has established an international research reputation in cyber security and has worked in collaboration with many industrial partners. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the information technology industry through contributions in the areas of forensic computer science, security, protection of infrastructure and cyber-terrorism. She was made a Fellow of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium for her service to the information security industry (and holds their CISSP and CCFP certifications). She has published one book and more than 92 refereed book chapters, journal articles or research papers in information assurance, critical infrastructure protection, security and forensic computing in the last 10 years. She has completed the supervision of 16 PhDs and has been awarded over AUD2 million in Australian Government Category 1 research income, including a Future Fellowship, and AUD 0.5 million in other grants.

Freddy Tan, CISSP (Singapore)
Director, Business Development, Enterprise Security, SingTel

Freddy Tan is the Director Business Development, Singapore Telecoms (SingTel). His responsibilities include communicating SingTel's security strategy, identifying emerging security trends, and responding with appropriate security products and services. He is also responsible for cultivating relationships with the governments, industry associations and academia to foster a spirit of collaboration and mutual support in Asia. He was awarded the (ISC)² President's Award in 2003 in recognition of his volunteer work with (ISC)² and had served as Chairperson of the (ISC)² Board of Directors for 2012 and 2013 and co-chairperson of the (ISC)² Board of Directors for 2010 and 2012. He had also served as a member of (ISC)² Asia Advisory Board. In 2013, he was appointed as the APAC Strategy Advisor for Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Freddy is also the President of Security & Governance Chapter, Singapore IT Federation (SiTF) and Vice President and founding member of the Singapore Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP). He also is a resource person for the UN-ESCAP Academy Training for ICT for Development (ICTD) Capacity-Building program where he has delivered an Information Security and Privacy module in Korea and Myanmar. He has over 25 years of experience in information security serving with the Singapore government and six with Microsoft. He has presented on security in Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vietnam and has also been called upon by media in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, United States and Vietnam for his opinions regarding cybersecurity.

Wansuck Yi, CISSP (Korea)
Director, Infrastructure Protection Division, Korea Internet & Security Agency

Wan S. Yi is a director, Infrastructure Protection Division in Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA). He received BS degree in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in US. He also received MS degree in information security from Dongguk University and Ph.D. in computer engineering from SungKyunKwan University in Korea. Since 2014, he is an adjunct professor at SungKyunKwan University. He served in a variety of important career building assignments including Director of IT Security Planning Team, IT Security Evaluation Team, IT Service Security Team and CIP Team. Finally, he served as the VP of Internet Incident Prevention Division and International Cooperation Group. Before joining KISA, he worked for Hyundai Information Technology, LTD. During his military service, he was an Aide de Camp for Deputy Commander in Chief, ROK/US Combined Forces Command. He retired from service in 1994 as a Korean Air Force lieutenant. His award includes two ROK/US CFC DCINC Awards (1993, 1994), US Army Achievement medal (1993) and commendation Medal (1993), National Intelligence Service Award (2000), ISC² ISLA (2008), ISC² Presidential Award (2008), Minister of Public Affairs and Security Award (2009), and ROK President Award (2012).