Event Details

The increasing use of ransomeware and other digital intrusions show that companies need to worry not just about leaking data, but also about having access to that data taken away from them, with ongoing damage to their operations. While criminals increase their sophistication, state-aligned actors are also engaged in attacks against governments, infrastructure, and the private sector. The war in Ukraine has increased concerns about government use of cyber weapons and the potential for those weapons to spread out of control, as malicious software often has in the past. A cyberattack that stopped operations at Toyota just after Japan announced sanctions against Russia led many to wonder if a government was behind the attack.

While many companies talked for years about digital transformation, the pandemic led many of them to start making that happen, and their increased reliance upon digital tools can create serious new vulnerabilities. What are the emerging cyber risks? How can they affect operations? What are the insurance and liability implications of an attack? We will explore the digital challenges from bad actors, whether criminals or governments, and consider how companies should think about defending against them. Our goal is to increase your awareness of the cyber risks you face and help you advance your internal conversations about how to address them.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Presentation, panel discussion, Q&A


  • Mason Drew (Managing Director, Cybersecurity of FTI Consulting)

    Mason Drew

    Managing Director, Cybersecurity of FTI Consulting

    Mr. Drew is an accomplished cybersecurity and law enforcement veteran, whose expertise includes cybersecurity incident response, prevention, readiness, remediation, recovery, and complex investigations.

    Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Drew was a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He has worked extensively with both government and private industry subject matter experts to design, develop, and deploy solutions for threat intelligence sharing and incident response. He is well-versed in criminal and national security threat sets. Mr. Drew has personally designed and deployed custom network intrusion solutions at Fortune 500 companies. He has led teams to develop novel network signatures and conduct malware reverse engineering and network traffic capture and analysis resulting in the identification and attribution of Advanced Persistent Threat groups.

    Mr. Drew was the deputy head of the FBI office in Beijing. In 2016, he was the first ever FBI Cyber Assistant Legal Attaché deployed to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and represented the FBI during the historic bilateral engagement following the 2015 US-China Cyber Agreement. Mr. Drew was then posted to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and represented the FBI in engagement with the PRC government on all relevant matters, including cybersecurity, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal investigations.

    Mr. Drew has also served as the FBI Cyber representative to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Honolulu, Hawaii, covering all matters involving cybersecurity threats in the Asia-Pacific region. In this role, Mr. Drew represented FBI cybersecurity interests to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and managed intelligence sharing on all cybersecurity threat sets, defending U.S. networks, and engaging with government and private sector stakeholders in the region.

    Mr. Drew has a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an MBA from Texas A&M University. He is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

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  • Ken Wye Saw (CEO of CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd)

    Ken Wye Saw

    CEO of CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd

    Saw Ken Wye is CEO of CrimsonLogic, a company focusing on solutions, products and services for cross border trade (Single Window and Customs Management System), Legal and Digital Government. He is responsible for leading the business teams in growing customer relationships and driving sales in region such as Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. To date, the company has 19 offices worldwide.

    Prior to joining CrimsonLogic in 2013, Ken Wye worked in Microsoft for nearly 16 years with his last appointment as the Vice President for Public Sector (Asia). He was responsible for the company’s business with Government and Government organisations across Asia.

    Ken Wye started his IT career with the National Computer Board (NCB) in 1983 and his last appointment was Assistant Chief Executive (Industry). While in NCB he was responsible for the implementation of the Japan-Singpaore AI Centre, a joint project with the Japanese Government to promote the use of AI in Singapore.

    Ken Wye is actively involved in the local Singapore IT community, with his involvement as a Board Member of the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA). He is also the immediate past Chairman of SGTech where he had contributed his experience in helping to shape the Singapore IT industry.

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  • Andrew Taylor (Senior Vice President, Financial Lines at MSIG Asia Pte. Ltd)

    Andrew Taylor

    Senior Vice President, Financial Lines at MSIG Asia Pte. Ltd

    Andrew Taylor has over 20 years’ experience in the general insurance industry. Before specialising in cyber insurance, he has underwrote and brokered financial lines products including professional indemnity, media liability, technology insurance and broader E&O classes in London, Australia and across Asia.

    He has managed successful financial lines teams and in considered a pioneer of cyber insurance within Asia Pacific having launched the cyber insurance product for an international insurer and leading the cyber market development within the region. He has broad experience in building and managing portfolio’s across APAC. He is strong relationships, is well respected by piers and competitors and is considered thought in the Region.

    Andrew and his family have live in Singapore where he now leads the MSIG Financial lines speciality. He holds an MBA and is a regular speaking on E&O insurance and cyber insurance including the related incident response services.

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  • Daryl Pereira (Director, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at Google Cloud)

    Daryl Pereira

    Director, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at Google Cloud

    As the regional CISO, Daryl leads the Office of the CISO for Google Cloud in the Asia-Pacific. He partners with Google's clients across Singapore, Australia, India, Japan and other APAC countries, and provides executive sponsorship and guidance to C-suite and senior technology leaders to help them navigate cyber security, tech risk and regulatory challenges throughout the cloud adoption lifecycle.

    Daryl has over 25 years experience in solving business-IT problems. He was previously the founding Partner & Head of the Cyber Security Consulting practice at KPMG Singapore from 2011 to 2022, where he led a team of 4 partners and 100 cyber professionals.

    Prior to KPMG he spent 9 years in investment banking IT in Australia and Singapore leading global functions. In his last role at Deutsche Bank, Daryl was the global lead for the GBIT Program Management Office overseeing governance for €700 million portfolio of projects. Before joining the banking sector, Daryl spent 6 years as an IT and Operational Risk consultant to the Australian Federal Government in Canberra.

    Daryl is a Past President of ISACA Singapore, and is currently serving as a Governor at the Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore. He is certified as a CISM, CISA, CRISC, and CPA (Australia), and holds a MBA from Manchester Business School and a Master of Information Technology from the University of Canberra.

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  • William Thomas (Director, South-east Asia of The Economist Corporate Network)

    William Thomas

    Director, South-east Asia of The Economist Corporate Network

    William Thomas is the Director of the Economist Corporate Network in South-east Asia. An experienced advisor to senior business and government leaders, he helps organisations understand the strategic, operational, and talent implications of geopolitical changes.

    William holds a PhD in public policy from George Mason University in the US, as well as a degree in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA. His academic research has centered on managing change in large, multinational organisations, with an emphasis on organisational culture.

    William is a retired United States Air Force lieutenant colonel, having spent much of his 21-year career as a strategic planner for complex operations such as humanitarian assistance and counterterrorism. He was Associate Professor of Political Science at the US Air Force Academy, and later taught at Georgetown University in Washington DC and as a Fulbright Scholar at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

    Having worked in Asia since 2012, William has focused on leadership development and organisational change as a consultant, leadership coach, and training facilitator.

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