Emil Tan to champion CREST in South East Asia

Emil TanCongratulations to Emil on his election by the CREST Asia Advisory Board as Regional Advocate for CREST in South East Asia.

Emil, is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of cybersecurity talent development company Red Alpha, will act as a champion for CREST in the region to support our members and help shape our strategy locally, regionally and globally. He took up his position on 8 November.

“I am absolutely honoured to be elected the Regional Advocate for South East Asia,” said Emil who also founded and runs Singapore’s largest cybersecurity community group, Division Zero (Div0), worked for the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and was recently seconded to the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) .

“I look forward to bringing the full depth of expertise and research from CREST’s international ecosystem to the region, to enhance and enrich our regional cybersecurity capacity.

“I am excited to work closely with the Asia Advisory Board, and other CREST accredited organisations and certified individuals, to build a vibrant and supportive cybersecurity community of practice in the region.”

Emil’s role includes promoting CREST corporate membership and individual certification; providing guidance on local activities, initiatives or strategies; engaging with local training providers and academia; providing feedback on regional or country-specific issues and recommending potential research and development proposals.

“I am delighted to welcome Emil to this important new role in South East Asia,” said Rowland Johnson, President of CREST.

“Emil’s knowledge, experience, energy and contacts will be of tremendous benefit to CREST members, our partners and key stakeholders in their work to support and develop the cybersecurity industry across the region.

“There are lots of really exciting opportunities in South East Asia. In Emil we have another team member in-country who is able to champion these conversations moving forward.”

Emil also chairs Singapore’s Cyber Youth Singapore (CYS) and is a co-Founder and permanent member of the Global Cybersecurity Camp (GCC) which is an Asia-Pacific talent development programme.