Magda Lilia Chelly is a keynote speaker, a serial entrepreneur and a senior cyber security expert. She is leading the cyber business for an international Fortune 500 insurance-broking firm in Asia.

She is a strong activist for women in security. She founded Women of Security Chapter (WoSEC) in Singapore, supporting female professionals in the industry. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Executive Summit at Black Hat Asia. She is the co-founder of Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based start-up with NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, and Singtel Innov8, the venture capital arm of the Singtel Group, as its shareholders. The company has been valued at 7 Million SGD in May 2020.

Magda Lilia Chelly has obtained a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering issued by Telecom SudParis and speaks fluently 5 languages. She has been publicly speaking in English, French and Arabic. She can perform in Polish and Italian, as well. Magda’s research topics have been focusing on Cyber Security, the future of localisation and positioning, education and more. Her research works and writings around cybersecurity have been featured by IEEE, RSA Conference, CYBERSEC, World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2016), CYBER RISK LEADERS Magazine, among others.

She speaks about cybersecurity in general with a focus on cyber risk management, hacking and diversity and inclusion in the field.

Awards and recognition 2020

  • 2020 – Top 8 Twitter Cybersecurity Influencers
  • 2020 – Honorable mentions: Women making a mark
  • 2019 – 29 Highly Influential CISOs by Peerlyst
  • 2019 – Top 14 Cyber Security Influencers to Follow
  • 2018 – CISO Of the Week
  • 2018 – 10 cybersecurity experts to follow on Twitter in 2018
  • 2018 – 58 Women In Cybersecurity To Follow On Twitter
  • 2018 – Top 17 Cybersecurity Influencers in 2018 You Must Follow
  • 2017 – TOP 50 International cyber security influencer, internationally
  • 2017 – Woman in IT Awards Finalist

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