Mr. John Yong

Mr. John Yong


Speaker: Mr. John Yong

Title: Former Director

Organization: Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)



Mr. John Yong is senior advisor of Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU). He is the former Director of Infocomm Security Group, formerly known as Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), currently known as GovTech. John holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Salford, United Kingdom.

He is a seasoned Infocomm security professional who has dedicated his 35-year career to this field,  both in the public and private sectors. He started his career with the Ministry of Defence before joining the then National Computer Board (NCB) in 1991 to head its IT Security Department. Thereafter, he moved to the private sector and worked for a number of  Multi-National Corporations in  various management and consulting roles. Prior to joining IDA, he served as Chief Security Advisor to a major Southeast Asian telecommunications group.

In recognition of his achievements and contributions, John received the International Data Group (IDG ASEAN) Chief Security Officer (CSO) Awards and honoured as one of the most outstanding Chief Security Officers in 2013.