Followup after January 2023 Knowledge Sharing Event

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.

CSA HKM Knowledge Sharing Event – January 2023

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)

AGENDA:

  • 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.

THE SPEAKER:

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.

REGISTRATION: https://csahkmkse2301.eventbrite.hk

Followup links to 15 sample questions from CCSK, CCSP and CCAK exam.

Christmas Gift for CSA HKM Members

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).

You can always register through RTTP web site or contact the training vendor here.

CSA HKM Knowledge Sharing Event – December 2022

It is coming to the end of 2022. In this year, the Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter has organized a number of knowledge sharing events on various topics and in December, we will discuss how to enhance the security posture of cloud nature environment.

In the December event, we will hear from China based software security vendor Beijing Anpro Information Technology Co., Ltd. (北京安普諾資訊技術有限公司) on how they look at CyberSecurity and how they develop their products. Their co-founder 李浩 will share with us about how to secure Cloud Native Environment through DevSecOps environment. This will be our first event conducted in Putonghua.

DATE: December 22, 2022 (Thursday)
TIME: 12:30 – 01:30 pm
FORMAT: Webinar
TOPIC: 雲原生場景下軟體供應鏈風險治理技術淺談
LANGUAGE: Putonghua
SPEAKER: 李浩,懸鏡安全技術合夥人

Participants will claim 1 CPE.

AGENDA:

隨著容器、微服務等新技術的快速反覆運算,開源軟體已成為業界主流形態,開源和雲原生時代的到來導致軟體供應鏈越來越趨於複雜化和多樣化,網路攻擊者開始採用軟體供應鏈攻擊作為擊破關鍵基礎設施的的重要突破口,從而導致軟體供應鏈的安全風險日益增加。本次分享將包含如下內容:雲原生時代面臨的應用安全風險、軟體供應鏈源頭開源風險治理實踐、新一代代碼疫苗技術進化之路及 DevSecOps 敏捷安全技術演進趨勢。

THE SPEAKER:

李浩,懸鏡安全技術合夥人,擁有 10 年多的網路安全應用全棧技術開發、應用逆向、安全開發諮詢及安全培訓經驗。已獲得 CISP 註冊資訊安全工程師、等保建設專業人員等資質,並擁有多項原創發明專利授權,曾獲得「2020 安在網安強中強大賽」冠軍榮譽。長期深度參與懸鏡 DevSecOps 智適應威脅管理解決方案的研究工作。目前,主要負責懸鏡安全華南區全線產品解決方案諮詢、售前支援、產品交付及專案管理等工作。

VIEW THE PRESENTATION: https://youtu.be/UwdYvXSMqAU

CSA HKM Knowledge Sharing Event – November 2022

After the successful staging of the Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Summit on October 12, it is time to go back to the regular CSA Knowledge Sharing Event in November.

This month we will look into cloud security from an attacker’s viewpoint. As we mentioned before, despite the fact that cloud environment is quite secure after many years of enhancement, attacks still happen.

In our next Knowledge Sharing Event, we invited Boris So, a technical professional, to bring us into the cloud security from the “dark side”. Boris is a technical expert and has in-depth knowledge in hacking and security attack. He will be showing us more information about common attack to cloud workloads with demonstration.

Participants will claim 1 CPE.

DATE: November 24, 2022 (Thursday)
TIME: 12:30 – 01:30 pm
FORMAT: Webinar
TOPIC: Attacks on Cloud Workloads
Media of Language: Cantonese
SPEAKER: Boris So, OWASP HK Chapter Lead,  Cloud Service Provider Technical Expert

AGENDA:

  • Address common attacks targeting cloud workloads, with demonstration simulating a major incident hitting the global news headline as well as other complicated attack vectors discovered in red team exercises.
  • From the attack paths identified in these scenarios we are able to draw an abstract pattern of how attackers find a way in and escalate privilege.
  • Finally we will try to go back to answer the fundamental question: is the cloud secure?

THE SPEAKER: 

Boris is a software security specialist specializing in software design and architecture, threat modeling, secure programming and static code analysis, penetration and simulation test, code obfuscation, steganography, as well as rootkit research.

Currently Boris is working in a major cloud service provider, where he joined from one of the world’s leading US financial services institutes.

He is also the OWASP HK chapter lead, and he holds 2 US patents, 2 bachelor degrees in computing and surveying, and 2 master degrees in computer forensics and applied psychology.

Boris is an enthusiast in aviation and he holds a private pilot license. During his free time, he is probably spending his time flying while not hacking.

VIEW THE PRESENTATION: https://youtu.be/W8-Ssmy_8lk

More Trainings about Cloud Security in the Cloud Security Alliance

Last week, when I taught the CCSP class by ISC2 in Hong Kong Productivity Council, I discussed with the participants in our cloud journey about the upcoming trend in Cloud Security which are Cloud Data Security, Zero Trust and Cloud Audit.

Almost at the same time, Cloud Security Alliance published the new document about Cloud Data Security and Zero Trust Training.

Cloud Data Security is one of the most important elements within Cloud Security. So CSA published the Understanding Cloud Data Security and Priorities. This summarises what should be the priorities in defining cloud data security aspects. More details can be found in this link.

Zero Trust Technology is considered as one of the hot topics in this year. Many companies mentioned about their solutions related to Zero Trust. In fact, Zero Trust Technology is not just a specific product but a philosophy and mindset. CSA CTO Daniele Catteddu mentioned about this in both the ISSummit 2022 event and also in CSA HK & Macau Chapter Summit 2022 event that held this month. In the presentation, Daniele also mentioned that CSA is going to develop a micro training series which is open and free for everyone. So it is definitely a good time for us to learn online together.

In the event, Daniele also mentioned about Cloud Audit Training which is CCAK training. After some time, we (CSA and Hatter Company Limited) successfully get the CCAK and hopefully CCSK (another flagship training by Cloud Security Alliance) to be officially endorsed by VTC under the RTTP program. Our first public class will be held on 7 – 9 Nov, 2022 (virtually through zoom). Seats are still available for registration.

Lastly, CSA also prepared some Cloud Security for Financial Services webinar. So anyone can check in and join the webinar.

Happy Learning.

Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) – More classes in Hong Kong and Macau

After announcing our first local class on Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) class in Hong Kong, we received more official supports from VTC that more of our CCAK class are now officially accepted RTTP approved training programs (That is, 66% off from the listed price of the course).

In the coming 2 months, we will have 4 available CCAK classes that available for interested parties at different pace. 2 days, 3 days and weekly evening classes are available for different participants to take the class online.

In order to catch this training opportunity for yourself or your company offered by Cloud Security Alliance (HK & Macau) chapter and Hatter Company Limited, you can check the list of courses within the schedule CCAK class schedule.

If you are interested in registering the class, you can register in the RTTP web site or in Hatter Company CCAK class site.

More cloud security and audit class will be available soon.

Happy Learning.

Cyber-Dependent Crimes and Jurisdictional Issues (HKLRC Consultation Paper) Follow-up Discussion

The consultation paper on Cyber-Dependent Crimes and Jurisdictional Issues was published by the Cybercrime Sub-committee of the Law Reform Commission on July 20, 2022.  

https://www.hkreform.gov.hk/en/publications/cybercrime.htm

We have a fruitful discussion at our forum on September 14, 2022 when we touched on the terms “to acquire certification” and “accrediting cybersecurity practitioners” in the consultation paper. As the paper referred to Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore, we believe it would be better for us to understand what is CSA of Singapore’s objectives and how they define the program before we define how our future direction to be.

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter has invited our CSA APAC ex-colleague Anthony Lim to share his view and provide highlights to us on the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore accreditation program.

Participants will claim 1 CPE.

DATE: September 27, 2022 (Tuesday)
TIME: 12:30 – 01:30 pm
FORMAT: Webinar
TOPIC: Learn our way to accreditation and qualification of CyberSecurity Professions from Singapore CSA
SPEAKER: Anthony Lim, Fellow, Cybersecurity, Governance & FinTech, School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences 

AGENDA:

  • Objectives behind accreditation and qualification of CyberSecurity Professions in Singapore
  • What is the roles and authority of CSA?
  • What is the qualification and accreditation process and requirement?
  • What is the advantages and disadvantages of the qualification scheme?
  • How to align with existing international qualifications?
  • How to align with university CyberSecurity training program?
  • What is the current status of the accreditation program?
  • How to shape similar program in Hong Kong?

THE SPEAKER: 

Anthony is a pioneer and veteran in cybersecurity and governance in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, with over 25 years’ professional experience, as consultant, advocate, instructor, auditor and business leader.  His current interests include application security, cloud security, GRC (governance, risk management & compliance), policy & audit, smart cities and operational technology (OT).

He has held key inaugural Asia Pacific cybersecurity business leadership roles, IBM, CA and Check Point, was regional principal consultant at Fortinet and project CISO at NCS.

Anthony is a long-time well-known speaker and content provider for many business, industry, government and academic conferences, workshops, committees, executive roundtables and media (print, broadcast, internet), and has been interviewed often on national news.  He has also been a judge at national and regional industry awards, and himself has won some industry awards, and also is charter member of a government cybersecurity committee.

He was a co-developer of an acclaimed international cloud security professional certification, and was a pioneer and advocate of application security certification in the region.  He has presented on matters of cyber-security and governance at seminars at Washington DC, NATO, Stanford University, Tsinghua University and RSA Asia Pacific.He is a guest and adjunct module developer and instructor at some universities (Master’s and adult-executive programs), professional training institutes and certification programs in the region, an ISO-27001 lead auditor, and life alumni member of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.    

REGISTRATION: https://CSAHKM-220927.eventbrite.hk

Cyber-Dependent Crimes and Jurisdictional Issues (HKLRC Consultation Paper) Discussion Forum

The consultation paper on Cyber-Dependent Crimes and Jurisdictional Issues was published by the Cybercrime Sub-committee of the Law Reform Commission on July 20, 2022.  

https://www.hkreform.gov.hk/en/publications/cybercrime.htm

The purpose of the consultation paper is to make preliminary proposals for law reform on addressing the issues of the protection of individuals’ rights as well as the criminal activities carried out by the rapid developments of information technology, the computer and the internet.

This consultation is affecting our future view in CyberSecurity area. The proposed five cyber-dependent crimes mentioned in the paper will definitely impacts all of us including CyberSecurity practitioners and even IT practitioners.

Thus, Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is working with HKU Computer Science Department, as well as Information Security and Forensics Society (https://www.isfs.org.hk), Hong Kong Computer Society (https://www.hkcs.org.hk) and other IT organisations to jointly organise a Tech Forum to discuss on the topic.

Online Discussion will be held on September 14, 2022:

DATE: September 14, 2022 (Wednesday)
TIME: 18:30 – 20:30 (HK Time)
FORMAT: Online Zoom
TOPIC: HKU-CS Online Tech Forum and Discussion:  the Consultation Paper on Cyber-Dependent Crimes and Jurisdictional Issues

Agenda

  • Opening Remarks
  • Brief Introduction – The Purpose Of This Forum
  • Brief Introduction – The Consultation Paper
  • Q&A Session
  • Closing Remarks

Free registration at https://forms.gle/eJtEsxGZkrMPFQ5HA

Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) – First local class in Hong Kong and Macau

Auditing of Cloud Computing Environment is getting more important than ever. More application and infrastructure already implemented in the Cloud Environment.

In last month, Cloud Security Alliance and ISACA jointly promoted the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) virtual class with discount.

In this month, after we got the confirmation from VTC for the RTTP approval, we can start to offer our first CCAK class in Hong Kong locally. In order to catch this training for yourself or your company, Cloud Security Alliance (HK & Macau) chapter and Hatter Company Limited offer this CCAK evening (Hybrid Class) from 23 August 2022 to 20 Sep 2022 on every Tuesday from 19:00 – 22:00.

If you are interested in registering the first ever CCAK class, you can register and check the link in RTTP web site and apply directly.

CSA (HK and Macau) Chapter members will be entitled to membership discount. For non-CSA (HK&M) Chapter member, you will also be granted with the CSA (HK and Macau) Chapter membership, after taking the class.