Instructor: Matthew Yap

Matthew Yap

Dr. Matthew Yap is the Country Director for Cyber Defense (Asia), responsible for cybersecurity training and cybersecurity conferences in Singapore and Malaysia. He is also the Cybersecurity Programme Advisor for Police Administration to Digital Age (PADA), Thailand. As an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and International Maritime Organisation (IMO) consultant, Dr. Yap is engaged by ICAO and IMO for training delivery and design of guidance materials for Appropriate Authority (AA) and Designated Authority (DA) of contracting state. Dr. Yap completed the ICAO - ACI Airport Safety Professional (ASP) certification in 2021 and Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) in 2019. He is also certified as ICAO AVSEC Program Manager (PM), ICAO National (Airport) and Aerodrome Inspector, and ICAO Safety Management System Practitioner. From 2015 - 2021, he served as aerodrome safety and security advisor to three SGD$1 billion dollar construction consortiums awarded for Changi Airport Terminal 5 construction.

Dr. Yap last held the position of Deputy Commander of the Airport Auxiliary Police in 2007 and commanded over 1000 armed police officers and security screening officers at all Singapore Changi airport and cargo terminals. In 2008, he established his security consulting service provider and in 2016, joined a Singapore Stock Exchange listed corporation as subsidiary. Dr. Yap is a chartered engineer (Aerospace) by the Institute of Engineering Singapore (IES). He has a Doctorate (CQU), MBA (Nottingham), B.Eng.Hons (Singapore) and LL.B.Hons (London). He is currently pursuing his second PhD (Aviation Business Management) in ERAU. In 2022, Dr. Yap published his book, Sun Tzu Art of War | 30 Ways to Transform, and discussed his experiences of cybersecurity breaches in Singapore and how his construction clients overcame cybersecurity threats and ransomware.

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