For those of you who are familiar with our monthly debate series, this is a new variation, the ThinkOut Podcast series, which seeks to dwell deep into the personal journey, research and future progress of leading researchers and academics, industry experts and societal influencers, to better understand the motivations and prospects of their field of study and how it impacts society.
In this inaugural episode, we meet with Prof Lam Kwok Yan. Professor Lam is a renowned Cyber Security researcher and practitioner. He is currently the Associate Vice President (Strategy and Partnerships) and Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, here at NTU.
He is the Director of the Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies and Systems (SCRiPTS), and Director of NTU’s SPIRIT Smart Nation Research Centre. From August 2020, Professor Lam is also on part-time secondment to the INTERPOL as a Consultant at Cyber and New Technology Innovation. Last but not least, Prof Lam is the Executive Director of the National Centre for Research in Digital Trust (DTC), which is our topic of focus today.