Mr Teo Chin Hock is the Deputy Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) since 1 January 2016, which was set up to provide dedicated and centralised oversight of national cybersecurity’s functions. As the Deputy Chief Executive of CSA, he assists the Chief Executive in executing CSA’s mission, providing leadership, strategic direction, as well as ensuring the effective and efficient management of CSA.
Within the first year in CSA, he is instrumental in the development of the first national cybersecurity strategy, and the set up of the ecosystem development group in CSA.
His current focus is in creating a safer cyberspace for Singapore, which is the essential underpinning of Singapore as a Smart Nation. This involves cybersecurity education for the public at large, raising the competency level of the cybersecurity talent pool and deepening the capability of the cybersecurity industry. It also includes the legislation of cybersecurity laws to better prepare and protect against cyber threats and attacks.
Prior to joining CSA, Chin Hock was the Deputy Chief Executive (Strategic Development) in the Defence Science Technology Agency (DSTA) where he assists the Chief Executive in driving the strategic development of DSTA. He has been the key driving force behind the build-up of the critical command and control systems development capability for the SAF.
Chin Hock’s experience spans several critical areas, including the acquisition management of key defence systems as well as the management of national security programmes in support of MHA and other national security agencies.