Vincent Tay is a successful entrepreneur and the Executive Director of Balanced Consultancy. Under his leadership, Balanced Consultancy has grown from a 2-man start-up to a regional company with a presence in Hong Kong and Philippines. Balanced Consultancy now hires close to 30 people and services clients from all over the East Asian and South-east Asian region. The success of the company has garnered much media attention, which has resulted in Balanced receiving numerous awards and accolades. This includes the Asia Pacific Top Excellence Brand 2012; Promising SME 500s; Successful Entrepreneurs 2013; Singapore Excellence Awards; Singapore Outstanding Enterprise as well as the Midas Touch Silver Award.
Beyond his business successes, Vincent is also an Executive Member at Association of Information Security Professionals (AiSP); holding a key appointment as Secretary. Vincent has vast experience performing web penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and security audits. His expertise lies in Information Security; Risk Management; Application Architecture; Database Design and Optimization. Vincent is frequently featured in the media and has had appearances in The Straits Times; The Business Times; The New Paper etc.
Vincent graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and received his Master’s Degree in Information Systems from the Nanyang Technological University. His other professional qualifications include being a Certified Trainer and Assessor from the WDA (ACTA); a Certified Business Process Re-engineering Practitioner; Sun Certified Web Component Developer from Sun Microsystems and Oracle Certified Associate from Oracle. In the course of his academic journey, he came in 2nd in the CCS Games Programming Competition and has written extensively on the topic of information security including publication in the Singapore Journal of Library and Information Management.
Prior to his entrepreneurial journey, Vincent was working as a security consultant in an IT security firm. He provided numerous security consultancy services for clients such as system audits; vulnerability and risk assessments; database security assessments; application hardening and web application penetration tests. Vincent also has experience in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans. Being a security enthusiast, Vincent has continued to enhance his knowledge and achieved numerous certifications such as ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor; CISSP; CISA and the Organizational Systems Web Application Pentester from ThinkSECURE.