Henry Tan

Deputy Director, Cybersecurity Engineering Centre, CSA

Speaker Bio

Henry began his career 2005 with T-Systems International as a security evaluator specialising in ISO/IEC15408, also known as Common Criteria. He later joined the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2009 where he headed the Standards and Evaluation group, responsible for the security testing of devices used within the Ministry. He joined the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) in 2014 and is currently the Deputy Director for Cybersecurity Engineering Centre and Head of Cybersecurity Certification Centre. In his current role, he delivered several key initiatives such as the Singapore Common Criteria Scheme, the opening of the National Integrated Centre for Evaluation (NiCE) and the Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS) for both consumer connected devices and medical devices.

He is currently focusing on anti-scams efforts in Singapore, among which include the recent publishing of the Safe App Standards for mobile app developers to strengthen the cybersecurity measures within their app, as well as a collaboration with Google, to introduce a feature to block sideloading of potentially risky apps from unverified sources.

Henry also represents Singapore in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 3 and WG4, in contributing towards the development of standards relating to security evaluation and IoT, with the aim to reduce fragmentation and avoid duplicative testing across borders.