CSA HKM Knowledge Sharing Event – May 2022

Covid-19 situation is less severe these days. Work from home is not strictly required now. Life is now back to normal. Under the new normal situation, Cloud Computing become a critical component in our daily work. One of the main concern in using Cloud Computing environment is the security.

How can we store secret across multiple cloud environment for secure cloud workflow? In this knowledge sharing session, we invited HashiCorp Cloud Platform to provide us with some insights.

Shohei Maeda, Developer Advocate for HashiCorp APJ will share with us how secret could be and should be stored in cloud and container environment. He will also bring us to the Zero Trust Security model to secure our workflow environment.

Please do not miss this opportunity to learn from the expert and get connected with your peers.

Participants will claim 1 CPE.

DATE: May 19, 2022 (Thursday)
TIME: 12:30 – 01:30 pm
FORMAT: Webinar
TOPIC: Managing Secrets at scale for a Secure Cloud workflow
SPEAKER: Shohei Maeda, Developer Advocate for HashiCorp APJ

CONTENT:
Traditionally, people, applications, and services with access to resources are given their own set of long-lived, scoped credentials.  As your organization, teams, and systems scale, the number of these credentials and the access to them will only increase over time, and are used everywhere which causes what is called “Secret Sprawl”.  Static credentials that exist in your workflows are always at risk of leakage and introduce a large attack surface.

This session will show you how you can apply a Zero Trust Security model that secures your workflows by leveraging dynamic and short-lived credentials.
With this, you are able to avoid managing static, long-lived secrets across systems, and giving direct access to these secrets is no longer required.

THE SPEAKER:
Shohei is a developer advocate at HashiCorp who loves learning new technologies. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.

With his broad experience in Infrastructure, security, and web engineering, he focuses on building new tools and tackling complex problems that developer communities run into to make their life easy and happy.

Registration: https://csahkmkse2205.eventbrite.hk

CSA HKM Supports Hong Kong ICT Award 2022

The Hong Kong ICT Awards aims at recognising and promoting outstanding information and communications technology 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 Award 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 Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is a supporting organisation this year.

There are eight categories under the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2022. There will be one Grand Award in each category, and an “Award of the Year” will be selected from the eight Grand Awards by the Grand Judging Panel. HKCS is officially appointed by OGCIO to be the Leading Organiser of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2022 – Smart Business Award category. The Smart Business Award covers 3 streams, including Solution for Business and Public Sector Enterprise, Solution for SME as well as Emerging Technologies.

For details please visit: https://hkcs.org.hk/ictawards/

CSA HKM Announces 2022/2023 Management Team

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter announced a new management team for 2022/2023 after their AGM on March 31, 2022.

PositionName
ChairmanClaudius Lam
Deputy Chairman (Hong Kong)Harry Pun
Deputy Chairman (Macau)Terry Cheung
Vice Chairman – Secretarial & TreasurerOtto Lee
Vice Chairman – Membership & External AffairsVince Wan
–      Membership (Events & Activities) DirectorHenry Ng
Vice Chairman – Programs & ResearchSamuel Ng
–      Research DirectorFrank Chow
Vice Chairman – Professional DevelopmentRicci Ieong
–      Education Director (Hong Kong)Kevin Liu

The team will work together to further the development of CSA HKM in the year to come.

Member Discount for HKPC Courses: Securing Public Cloud Deployment / Securing PaaS Cloud Deployment

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is the supporting organisation of these two courses organised by  the Hong Kong Productivity Council.  Our member will receive special discount when joining these courses:

Securing Public Cloud Deployment
The unforeseeable pandemic has accelerated digital transformation of many corporations. Some of them will consider migrating their company data from premise servers to cloud services. However, IT practitioners should be aware of the potential risks and security threats of this move. HKPC will soon host the “Securing Public Cloud Deployment” 2-day training course. This intensive course will cover practical knowledge to deploy web applications in typical public cloud environments as well as theories and hands-on cases of cloud-based architecture design and management.

Date: 28-29 June 2022
Time: 09:30-17:00
Venue: HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Details: http://u.hkpc.org/public-cloud

Securing PaaS Cloud Deployment 
There are more and more software developers use Serverless PaaS cloud computing to deploy containerised applications these days. If you want to enjoy the convenience of the cloud computing and keep your application safe, you are recommended to join the upcoming “Securing PaaS Cloud Deployment Cloud” course hosted by HKPC. Experts in the field will provide you with practical knowledge of deploying microservices with Dockers and Kubernetes securely in a public cloud environment.

Date: 5-6 July 2022
Time: 09:30-17:30
Venue: HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Details: http://u.hkpc.org/paas-cloud