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Professor Yaacob Ibrahim is currently a professor of engineering at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) where he is also the Advisor to the President of SIT.
Professor Yaacob holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Stanford University in 1989. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1997 and is the current MP for Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency. Professor Yaacob served as a Minister in the Ministries of Communications and Information, Environment and Water Resources and Community Development and Sports over a span of 16 years since 2002. In April 2015, Professor Yaacob was appointed as the Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security and built up the Cyber Security Agency (CSA). In February 2018, he passed the Cybersecurity Bill in Parliament, which gives CSA the mandate to strengthen the protection of Critical Information Infrastructure in 11 sectors against cyber-attacks.
Last updated on 06/08/2019