Lim Soon Chia
Director of the Cyber Security Engineering Centre and Head of the Cybersecurity Certification Centre at the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore
Mr Lim Soon Chia is Director of the Cyber Security Engineering Centre and Head of the Cybersecurity Certification Centre at the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore. In his current role, he is responsible for R&D and technology management, security engineering, as well as evaluation and certification.
Mr Lim started his career with the Ministry of Defence and the Republic of Singapore Airforce
(RSAF) where he held several senior leadership appointments, including the Deputy Chief
Research and Technology for Operations, and C4 (Command, Control, Communications and
Computer) of Defence Research and Technology Office (DRTECH), as well as the Deputy Head
Air Operations, responsible for driving Command, Control, Communications and Cyber (C4) ops
developments in the RSAF.
Mr Lim is a SAF Overseas Training Award (OTA) and SAF Postgraduate Award (SPA) holder.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
from Victoria University of Manchester, U.K., and a Master of Science (with Distinction) in
Information Technology Management from Naval Postgraduate School, US. He also attended
General Management Program (GMP) at Harvard Business School in 2007.
Mr Lim was awarded the Defence Technology Prize (Team) in 2005 and the Public Administration
Medal (Bronze) (Military) in 2007.
Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS) & Beyond
The rapid proliferation of insecure consumer Internet of Things (IoT)products increases the attack surface on national information infrastructures.
As part of efforts to improve IoT security, raise overall cyber hygiene levels, and better secure Singapore’s cyberspace, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has launched the Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS) for consumer smart devices.
Mr Lim Soon Chia, Director of Cybersecurity Engineering Centre in CSA, will talk about the CLS, as well as Singapore’s effort to galvanise global community to build a secure and trusted IoT eco-system.