CSA HKM Education Director Talks at Cloud Asia Expo 2018

Cloud Expo Asia is an unrivalled, multi-awarding winning event platform. For technology professionals it is a place to learn from world leading experts and source best-of-breed cloud technology and services. For technology vendors it offers 2 unmissable days of networking, lead and business generation. It is held in 16 – 17 May 2018 in HKCEC, Hong Kong.

Cloud Security Alliance is a supporting organisation of this event.

This year, our newly elected Education Director – Kelvin Wong will be giving a speech during the expo. https://www.cloudexpoasiahk.com/2018-conference-programme/get-ready-for-your-cloud-security-certificates

Please feel free to come and discuss about the “hot” Cloud Security certificate.


CSA HKM supports PISA Security Jam 2018

PISA JAM 2018 is a full day information security conference to provide a platform to InfoSec practitioners and students to chat and exchanges their ideas.

CSA (HK & Macau Chapter) jointly organise and support the PISA JAM 2018. CSA Professional Development team worked with PISA JAM 2018 OC to organise and align a Cloud Application Security Broker (CASB) – Symantec and a Docker Security company – Aqua to send their representatives to conduct half day demo workshop on 26 May 2018 (Sat) afternoon.

During the workshop, audience and participants will be able to participate in the lab and demo exercise in the afternoon for 3 hours. Please feel free to join. CSA (HK & Macau Chapter) members can join as supporting organization member without charge.

Please feel free to go to this link to get more details and register. https://www.pisa.org.hk/upcoming-events/531-pisa-security-jam-2018-pisajam2018-26-may-2018

Date:  26 May 2018 (Sat)
Target Audience:  PISA members, members of supporting organizations, full-time students in InfoSec relevant course
Venue:  HK PolyU, Hung Hom
Language:  Cantonese, with English terminology
Registration: https://bit.ly/2wuv4kO
Admission Fee:  FREE

Official CCSP Training resume in Hong Kong

Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) is named to be one of the top security certificate in cybersecurity industry. Many practitioners look for official training in Hong Kong and Macau. However, as previous official training institution terminated the arrangement with ISC2, no official CCSP training has been organised for over 6 months.

Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) has been recently appointed as the official training institution for ISC2 related training. So HKPC put their efforts together to re-initiate their first CCSP training on 19 – 22, 26 Mar 2018.

As training material was updated last year, audience will be able to get the updated official training materials from official instructors on CCSP training.

Besides, CSA HK&Macau chapter members will be able to get discount from HKPC as well. Please feel free to contact Ms. Tracy Choy at (852) 2788 5884 or tracyc@hkpc.org for enquiry. You can also find the information from their leaflet.

First CCSK v4 training in Hong Kong

Cloud Security Alliance has published their latest version of Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) in 2017. The CCSK v4 examination started in December 2017. Afterwards, no CCSK training has been conducted in Hong Kong for  2 months already.

Now Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will organise its first CCSK v4 training in Hong Kong. It will be the first official training conducted in Hong Kong or even Asia Pacific Region. It will be organised and conducted on 12 – 14 Mar 2018.

Course code: H8P76s

Course name: Cloud Computing Security Knowledge – CCSK Plus (with exam voucher valid for 2 attempts)

Duration: 3 days

Course fee: HK$15,500 per seat

Schedule: 12-14 Mar, 2018

To be the first batch to understand and learn about CCSK v4 content, don’t miss the chance. As CSA (HK&M) Chapter, you can also enjoy more discount to the course (Membership discount till 6 Mar 2018). Please contact HPE team (chun-wah.lau@hpe.com) for more updates.

Full list of Upcoming Training Opportunities can be found in the CCSK training lists from Cloud Security Alliance web site.

If you are interested in knowing about CCSK training and examination, please check the FAQ from Cloud Security Alliance web site.

CSA HKM Knowledge Sharing Event – January 2018 (Special)

CSA Knowledge Sharing Event provides an excellent opportunity for cybersecurity professionals to discuss the latest trends and developments in IT and in the process build a close-knitted cybersecurity community in Hong Kong and Macau.

This month we have invited Dr. Ricci Ieong, Vice Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance (Hong Kong & Macau Chapter) together with other Certified Cloud Security Experts, to deliver a technical briefing entitled “How to get ready for your Cloud Security Certificates?

Details of the talk:
Cybersecurity certificate on cloud computing environment is getting more and more important. In 2017, the number of Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) has been increased by two folds to become the top three most popular certification by ISC2.

At the end of last year CSA also revise its Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) certificate examination to v4 where the content in the course and the examination have been largely modified.

At the beginning of the year, it is time for security practitioner to plan ahead to prepare for enhancing your knowledge and prepare for examination.  This event is tailored for those who would like to prepare for the examination or plan for the certificate course.  We will have a brief updates about the two certification course from authorised trainer of the course and also invite some cloud specialists who have passed the examination to share their tips for examination preparation. For those who are interested in knowing more about getting certified in cloud security, it would be a good chance to get prepared.


Ricci Ieong, Vice Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance (Hong Kong & Macau Chapter)

Dr. Ricci IEONG is the authorized ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) trainer, as well as the Vice Chairman of Professional Development of Cloud Security Alliance (HK & Macau Chapter) and an active speaker of HTCIA (Asia-Pacific Chapter).

He has over 20 years of industry experience in the Information Technology Industry as well as more than 17 years of experience in IT Security area specialized in Security Risk Assessment, IT Audit, Ethical Hacking & Penetration Test, Smart Card & Biometrics System deployment and Computer Forensics Investigation.

He was awarded the ISC2 Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Honoree and recently CCSK v4 holder.


DATE: January 18, 2018 (Thursday)

TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 pm


6:30 – 7:15pm: Key points to know about CCSP and CCSK v4 certificate and examination

7:15 – 8:30pm: Sharing Panel Discussions from “CCSP and CCSK examination participants”

VENUE: Room Z414, Core Z, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom


Please do not miss this opportunity to learn from the expert and connect with your peers. Participants may claim 1.5 CPE.

Tech talk “Safe Browsing & Evolving Security Threats”

CSA, PISA, ISC2 (HK Chapter), PolyU and Google jointly organised a security tech talk. Parisa Tabriz of Google (Google’s “Security Princess”) will be in Hong Kong to share her experience on Safe Browsing and browser security on Feb 6 2017 (Mon) from 7pm – 9pm.

Details of the Event:

Event Safe Browsing & Evolving Security Threats
Speaker Parisa Tabriz, Head of Chrome Security, Google (LinkedIn profile)
Date February 6, 2017 (Monday)
Time 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (1.5 CPE)
Venue Room V322, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Map)
Language English

Please register here


CSA HKM Knowledge Sharing Event – November 2016

Two months ago, we have organized an introductory talkabout Software Defined Network. As SDN and NFV play an important role in IaaS Cloud computing, we would like to organize another talk about SDN.

This month we have invited Mr Ian Christofis, Managing Principal Consultant of Thales Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity to deliver a talk entitled “Security Implications of Software Defined Networking and Network Function VIrtualisation”.
In this talk, the speaker will talk about the security implications of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). This session will briefly introduce SDN and NFV, and why these technologies are important, then discuss the pros and cons of SDN & NFV from a security perspective.

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

Participants can claim 1.5 CPE.

DATE: November 10, 2016 (Thursday)

TIME: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

VENUE: Room Z409, Core Z, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom


Mr Ian Christofis, Managing Principal Consultant, Thales Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity


Security Implications of Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation


Ian is a specialist in information security (cryptographic security, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), identity & access management, smart cards, risk management, etc), personal data privacy and electronic commerce. He combines a strong understanding of the commercial and strategic business issues with a detailed knowledge of the technology. He is Managing Principal Consultant with Thales, driving security consulting and professional services for Thales security products in APAC.