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Dr Magda Lilia Chelly


Magda Lilia Chelly is a Polish Tunisian computer security consultant, researcher, public speaker, entertainer, and cybersecurity expert. She is also affiliated with Telecom SudParis, where she obtained a Ph.D. in Telecommunication Engineering in 2011. Magda a strong activist for women in cybersecurity. She founded in 2016, a non-profit group called Women on Cyber, previously called WoSEC Singapore. This group is supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives in the cybersecurity 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. 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.


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