The Hong Kong ICT (HKICT) Awards aims at recognising and promoting outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) inventions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among Hong Kong’s ICT talent and enterprises in their constant pursuit of creative and better solutions to meet business and social needs.
The Hong Kong ICT Awards was established in 2006 with the collaborative efforts of the industry, academia and the Government. Steered by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, and organised by Hong Kong ICT industry associations and professional bodies, the Awards aims at building a locally espoused and internationally acclaimed brand of ICT awards.
Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is proud to be a supporting organisation of the award and would like to urge all interested parties to enter the eight categories under the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2023.
The Knowledge Sharing Event in May will be focused on another hot topic – AI and Cloud computing again.
In the Knowledge Sharing Event on ChatGPT in March, our R&D Vice Chairman – Samuel NG mentioned that Cloud Security Alliance has published a document on Cybersecurity implications of ChatGPT and further publish that into a new research publication. This topic is still hot in the IT industry.
In the forthcoming event, we invited Kevin Liu, representative from Microsoft, to talk about another hot topic how to use AI to enhance our cybersecurity posture – Microsoft’s AI-Powered Copilot. Kevin Liu is also our Education Director. He will bring us to the Multicloud Security world.
Participants will claim 1 CPE
DATE: May 11, 2023 (Thursday) TIME: 12:30 – 01:30 pm FORMAT: Webinar (in Cantonese) TOPIC: AI-Powered Copilot and Multicloud Security by Microsoft LANGUAGE: Cantonese SPEAKER: Kevin Liu, Security Technical Specialist, Microsoft and Education Director of Cloud Security Alliance (HK & Macau) Chapter
Microsoft Security delivers new multicloud capabilities to help customers strengthen visibility and control across multiple cloud providers, workloads, devices, and digital identities. Microsoft Security Copilot, it is an AI-powered security analysis tool that enables analysts to respond to threats quickly, process signals at machine speed, and assess risk. Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) solution helps organizations manage permissions and identities in the cloud. Microsoft’s Zero Trust approach to security helps organizations protect their data and resources by verifying every access request and enforcing least-privilege access principles. This sharing session will give you an overview on how Microsoft empowering Defenders with AI on security.
Kevin Liu is a Security, Compliance and Modern Work Technical Specialist in Microsoft. He has more than 20 years’ experience in providing advisory and solution consultation in CyberSecurity, Infrastructure and cloud for large companies across Asia Pacific region.
He is a speaker and demonstrator for major industry events in the APAC region including HKISS, APAC O2O digital resilience workshop and RSA Conference APAC.
Kevin worked for many different major IT vendors and solution provider including Microsoft, RSA Security, Symantec, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Orange Cyberdefense. Kevin is a CISSP, CEH and ITIL certified.
Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is a supporting organisation of the “Protect Your Online Identity” Public Speech Contest, which is jointly organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Hong Kong Police Force and the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre.
With aims to remind the general public to safeguard their digital identities when using the Internet, and to protect personal and sensitive information to prevent exploitation by fraudsters, through relaxing and witty speeches, the Contest consists of Open, Secondary School and Primary School categories.
In our second CSA HKM Knowledge Sharing Event in March, our expert speaker will talk about the ever changing DevOps, DevSecOps in the Cloud Computing environment.
Cloud-native technologies empower organizations to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments such as public, private and hybrid clouds. Containers, service meshes, microservices, immutable infrastructure, and declarative APIs exemplify this approach.Developer led organizations are innovating more rapidly, cheaply, and independently than ever before as they build new products and services to keep up with ever increasing competitive market conditions.
Open source software typically accounts for 70% to 90% of code in Web and cloud applications. There is some findings from Open Source Security and Risk Analysis report states that 98% of applications used open source and that open source libraries and components made up more than 75% of the code in the average software application. Most applications, 84%, had at least one vulnerability — the typical application had 158 vulnerabilities — and 60% of applications had at least one high-severity issue.
Organization needs to look into Application Lifecycle Security to identify misconfigurations as early as possible in the Infrastructure-as-code (IaC) development process. This means identifying code vulnerabilities and CI/CD vulnerabilities to ensure faster remediation of code misconfigurations.
In this session, the speaker will provide lifehack tips on how organizations can adopt DevSecOps with low friction and how DevSecOps benefits organization by simplifying developer experience and accelerating application development with security guardrails.
Participants will claim 1 CPE.
DATE: March 30, 2023 (Thursday) TIME: 12:30 – 01:30 pm FORMAT: Webinar TOPIC: Pain Points and Tips in DevSecOps LANGUAGE: Cantonese SPEAKER: Bill Ho – Regional Cloud Solution Architect, Palo Alto
Pain points in dealing with cyber threads in DevOps cycle
DevSecOps – something more than just technology change
5 Steps to simplify DevSecOps
Bill Ho is a seasoned Cloud Solution Architect with more than 15 years of cloud architecture experience. He is holding the position of Regional Cloud Solution Architect in Palo Alto Networks. Prior to this, he worked in a few cloud related solutions providers such as Microsoft, VMWare and IBM to help customers in embarking the cloud journey. He has lots of hand-ons experience of those solutions from those technology vendors and accredited with relevant certifications.
Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is a supporting organization for the “Protect Your Online Security in Web 3.0” seminar co-organised by the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Coordination Center, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and the Hong Kong Police Force.
With the development of internet and its evolvement into the third generation, the complexity of cyber-attack increases at the same time. How could we protect ourselves online? Join the seminar to learn from information security experts how to strengthen your security in the world of Web 3.0.
DATE: May 5, 2023 (Friday)
TIME: 14:15 – 17:00 (Registration starts at 14:00)
VENUE: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is a supporting organization for the Digital Economy Summit 2023, an event organized by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Cyberport.
Being an international innovation and technology hub with the distinctive edge of global vision and strategic connectivity with the Greater Bay Area and the rest of the world, Hong Kong is set to spur new growth leveraging opportunities brought by the National 14th Five-Year Plan and from the new opportunities worldwide. The event (rebranded from the Internet Economy Summit, IES) will unveil global and regional visions on how smart city technologies will supercharge smart economies as well as accelerate the formation of futureproof digital societies.
DATE: April 13-14, 2023 (Thursday and Friday) TIME: 09:00 – 18:00 VENUE: Convention Hall & Theatre 1-2, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center REGISTRATION: https://www.digitaleconomysummit.hk/
Cybersecurity in Cloud Computing is always changing. In this ever-changing world we have a lot of things happening. Our Council member – Samuel NG is a definitely a pioneer in this industry. He would like to bring in a hot topic in IT world – ChatGPT.
The rise of cyber threats in recent years has made cybersecurity an increasingly critical concern for individuals and organizations alike especially organization utilizing cloud infrastructures.
To combat these threats, there is a growing need for advanced technologies that can help identify and mitigate risks in real-time. One such technology is ChatGPT, a large language model trained by OpenAI, that can be utilized in the field of cybersecurity to provide a range of benefits in both defensive & offensive operations.
ChatGPT has the capability to analyze and understand natural language, enabling it to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities in complex data sets, including network traffic, email communications, and social media posts.
Additionally, ChatGPT can assist in developing more effective security policies and protocols, as well as provide real-time threat intelligence and incident response. As a result, ChatGPT has the potential to greatly enhance the cybersecurity landscape and improve the overall safety and security of individuals and organizations.
Participants will claim 1 CPE.
DATE: March 2, 2023 (Thursday) TIME: 12:30 – 01:30 pm FORMAT: Webinar TOPIC: ChatGPT/OpenAI for Cybersecurity and Cloud LANGUAGE: Cantonese SPEAKER: Samuel NG, Vice Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance (HK & Macau Chapter)
Explain about the functions of ChatGPT with demonstration
Explain about its relationship with Cloud Computing and CyberSecurity area
Explore how ChatGPT can help our CyberSecurity industry.
Passion fuelled cybersecurity professional with leadership trained by armed forces, Capt. (R) Samuel has extensive experience in all cybersecurity domains from both technical and management perspectives balancing “getting-hands dirty” with technological matters & executive presence working with senior management in various corporate industries, government & military sectors.
He brought value to organisations by orientating governance, controls, risks and business strategies ultimately upholding the CIA Triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability) at highest standards to risk appetite accordingly. As a 14-years Malaysian army veteran with master’s degree and multiple infosec-recognised certifications, he progressed his career to Hong Kong, contributing to various sectors including: banking, telecommunication, cloud, IT infrastructures, start-ups, Cybersecurity R&D etc.
Samuel is an active member of Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter as Vice Chairman of Programs & Research, actively participating in various cybersecurity events as speaker, panelist and moderator. Besides, he is also a guest lecturer in Hong Kong University Space, teaching subjects such as network attacks & digital forensics. Currently exercising his expertise in the Hong Kong cybersecurity commercial community, making efforts to create value in every way possible with a never-stop-learning attitude.
After our January 2023 Knowledge Sharing Event, we mentioned that we have totally 15 sample questions from CCSK, CCSP and CCAK examinations for participants, members and any interested parties to explore.
As part of the requirement for “Special discount” to participants, you can click to the link and answer the questions here.
You will have to answer the questions with valid email account. After we collect your attempts and email account and preference in which certificate/certification training, we will select lucky winner(s) and contact you directly. You can only perform one attempt the questions.
We will complete the challenge by 15 Feb 2023. Happy attempt.
Chinese New Year is coming and it is a good time to plan your learning process and schedule.
In this year the Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter will continue to lead and conduct more cloud security and audit training. In February and March 2023, CSA HKM and Hatter Company Limited jointly organized two RTTP supported Cloud Security Training courses.
How to prepare, understand and get the best training that drives your career plan. In this Knowledge Sharing Event, Ricci Ieong, Vice-Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance (HK & Macau) chapter will share different context and direction of different cloud security trainings (such as CCSK, CCAK, CCSP).
Participants will claim 1 CPE.
DATE: January 31, 2023 (Tuesday) TIME: 12:30 – 01:30 pm FORMAT: Webinar TOPIC: Plan your Cloud Security Training for this year LANGUAGE: Cantonese SPEAKER: Ricci IEONG, Vice Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance (HK & Macau Chapter)
Comparison of different cloud security certificate/certification courses
Highlights about the different certificate examinations and preparation for examinations
Understand other Cloud Computing Training by Cloud Security Alliance
Special discount will be given to (selected) participants.
Dr. Ricci Ieong is one of the course developers and one of the four pioneer trainers of the CCAK course worldwide. Dr. Ieong is a qualified Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) instructor and grandfathered to teach the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK). He is also an authorized ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP).
Apart from running his consulting business, Dr. Ieong delivers lectures in local universities. He is both an Adjunct Assistant Professor teaching Cybersecurity courses and an authorized trainer in AWS Academy in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He teaches Applied Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies course at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Dr. Ieong is the Vice Chairman of professional development of Cloud Security Alliance (HK & Macau Chapter) and has served on CSA Cloud Incident Response Working Group and Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) Working Group. He is an active speaker at numerous security events, including CSA summits, in Hong Kong and throughout APAC. He is one of the recipients of 2021 Ron Knode Service Award awarded by CSA.
World cup 2022 is completed and Christmas time is coming. Merry Christmas to all of you. We will have our knowledge sharing talk on 22 Dec 2022 (Thursday) as usual in lunch time. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn something from our China based Service Provider.
Other than knowledge sharing session, we would also like to announce some more Christmas gifts for all of you, our members, the CCAK and CCSK class discounts.
We will organize our second round CCAK training. Our CCAK 2 days training class will be conducted before end of this year on 28 – 29 Dec 2022. As a Christmas gift to our members, you can get 40% off Special Christmas discount for non-RTTP applicants.
There will be another CCAK 3 days training to be held on 3 – 5 Jan 2023 for more hands on training for Cloud Audit.
Besides, CSA (HK and Macau Chapter) together with Hatter Company Limited also achieved to get RTTP funding support for CCSK Training (with examination token). If you plan to take CCSK exam in the coming year, the actual amount you need to pay cover the examination token, course material and course lecture that you can learn more together. The CCSK training will be held on 20 – 21 Feb 2023 for CCSK Basic training (2 days) or 20 – 22 Feb 2023 CCSK Plus training (3 days).