David Ng

Senior Vice President
Chief Information Security Officer
Head, Group Technology Information Security Office
OCBC Bank

IBF Fellow (2021)

Technology

"Making time for training is utmost important as what we learned yesteryear will become obsolete tomorrow. This has now become evident as we pursue digital transformation to gain the ability to innovate quickly, as well as to counter the evolving cyber threat landscape where adversaries are getting more ingenious.

Learning is everyone’s responsibility. "

Biography

David has over 30 years of experience working in the financial industry in Singapore. Today, he leads OCBC Bank’s Technology Information Security Office. He is appointed as the Chief Information Security Officer with the responsibility for cyber and IT security across the locales where OCBC Group operates. 

David is one of the longest-standing members in the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), Standing Committee on Cyber Security and takes a leading role in collaborating with other industry participants and key government agencies such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Cyber Security Agency of Singapore to raise the cyber resilience for the financial industry.

Besides co-developed specific ABS guidelines together with industry peers, David was instrumental in developing the curriculum for the OCBC Cyber Certification Pathway. The Pathway aims to equip OCBC employees with cyber related competencies that enables them to perform the role of a Cyber Security Specialist or a Cyber Risk Analyst. With the enhanced competencies, employees are well-equipped to carry out an expanded/enhanced role within their function or be primed for career advancement in a new role.

Prior to joining OCBC Bank, David worked in the MAS as Director of IT Security Division for about 15 years. During his tenure, he represented the Central Bank in key panels and working groups such as the Bank for International Settlement (BIS) G10 Group of Computer Experts on Security Issues. Today, David remains connected to various regulators and government agencies across the various regions.