David Koh, chief executive of Cyber Security Agency (CSA) was conferred the first Billington CyberSecurity International Leadership Award. He got the award in Washington DC in the US for his work strengthening Singapore’s cybersecurity.
“It is truly an honour to receive this award. It has been an incredible journey made possible by the strong support of my CSA colleagues and our local and international partners. It shows that Singapore’s cybersecurity efforts have not gone unnoticed. I look forward to growing and strengthening the cyberspace together with my team and all our partners,” said Koh.
Thomas Billington, Chief Executive Officer of Billington CyberSecurity, presented the award to Koh at the third annual Billington International Cybersecurity Summit.
Koh has many contributions in the field of cybersecurity in Singapore. These include his leadership of CSA, the successful launch of Singapore’s Cybersecurity Strategy and the passage of the Singapore’s cybersecurity legislation.
In addition, he has made significant contributions towards shaping international and regional cooperation on cyber norms of behaviour and cyber capacity building. Koh was recently appointed Commissioner of Cybersecurity for Singapore and holds concurrent appointments as Deputy Secretary (Special Projects) and Defence Cyber Chief at the Ministry of Defence, Singapore.
This is the first time Billington is presenting an International Leadership Award in cybersecurity at its international summit. Billington also organises the Billington Annual Cybersecurity Summit which is currently into its eighth year.
For the last six years, awards have been conferred to cybersecurity leaders such as retired General Keith Alexander, former director of National Security Agency (NSA), and retired General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).