CSA HKM Knowledge Sharing Event – September 2020

Our knowledge-sharing session resumed since August 2020, more events will be coming. When we think about security, many of us would like to know how we train up our attack and defense skills through practice. One of the best methods is to perform a pre-defined exercise through CyberRange. But how can we ensure CyberRange is secure? So we can start to learn from one of the best CyberRange SaaS service providers – CyberBit.

This month we invited Mr. Ralph WU, Security Architect of Cyberbit – North East Asia to cover the topic: “Are you ready for Cyber War? – Training on Cloud Range Simulation platform”.

During the talk, Ralph to talk about:

  1. How Hacker make the damage ?
    1. Understand MITRE ATT&CK, why it is important to Cybersecurity Training
  2. Where is the skill gap?
    1. Leverage NICE framework as guideline of training objectives
  3. Cyberbit Cloud Range Platform
    1. Architecture
    2. Differences between Legacy Training and Range-based Training?
    3. Doing Drill Test on Cybersecurity Scenario

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

Participants can claim 1 CPE.

DATE: September 03, 2020 (Thursday)

TIME: 12:30 – 01:30 pm

VENUE: Webinar

SPEAKER:

Ralph Wu, Security Architect of Cyberbit – North East Asia

TOPIC:

Are you ready for Cyber War? – Training on Cloud Range Simulation platform [Recorded Presentation]

THE SPEAKER:

Ralph Wu is the Security Architect of Cyberbit – North East Asia. He is helping different Enterprises to embraces Cyber Range platform to gear up Cyber Security Warriors get prepare for different potential outbreaks.   Ralph has more than 20 years in Infrastructure and Cybersecurity domain. Prior joining Cyberbit, he is Pre-Sales of another Israel security vendor – CyberArk which focused on Privileged Account Security on On-Prem and Cloud environment. Ralph has taken team manager role in HKT and lead a team of network and security professional to design network and security architecture for various enterprise customers in HK.

 

 

CSA HKM Knowledge Sharing Event -August 2020

In the past few months or more, the Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter has not gathered together for any events and knowledge sharing. But at the same time, we should have adopted to the “new normal” of the event. One of the changes, definitely, is more usage of cloud services and a virtual environment.

Is Virtual Bank one of the services you would like to try? But is that secure enough?  How to use that securely? This month we invited Captain (Rtd) Samuel NG of Welab Bank to give an interesting and technical topic on “Secure your virtual banking on the Cloud”.

Exciting times for Hong Kong in the realm of Fintech. With 8 bold challengers given the honor of virtual bank licenses, innovative digital banking services are coming real soon and definitely here to stay in the pearl of oriental. Virtual banks are expected to bring new dynamics to the traditional bricks-and-mortar banking sector and enable the city to align with the world’s market in Fintech development.

Upcoming debut of Virtual Banking services packaged with innovative and creativity by riding the cloud computing to the bank of the future, this excitement, however, leads to a higher controversially dynamic cybersecurity risks. VBs offering data-centric banking services with operations heavily rely on the cloud & internet are vulnerable to malicious attacks with various intentions.

Arguably virtual banks come with less physical and legacy trails offers better security, a new sets of challenges arise in cloud security. Fuel with “Go Big or Go Home” and “Do 10x better” mindset, Welab Bank’s Cybersecurity Team always walk the extra mile out of the comfort zone enforcing trust and security while deliver customer-centric services, aiming high to be the winner in Fintech Era.

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

Participants can claim 1 CPE.

DATE: August 06, 2020 (Thursday)

TIME: 12:30 – 01:30 pm

VENUE: Webinar

SPEAKER:

Samuel Ng Chen Ying, Captain (Rtd) and Head of Cybersecurity Department of Welab Bank in Hong Kong.

TOPIC:

Secure your virtual banking on the Cloud [Recorded Presentation] [Presentation file]

THE SPEAKER:

Samuel graduated with a Master’s degree in Information Assurance from the National Technology University of Malaysia (UTM), and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the National Defense University of Malaysia (NDUM).

He joined Royal Malaysian Army in 2004 and subsequently commissioned as an Army officer serving Royal Signals Corps (Radio Communications and ICT) with various appointments, from Radio Troop Commander, 2nd in Command of a Signal Squadron to Aide De Camp (Special Officer) of The Director-General of Royal Signals Regiment of the Malaysian Army.

He was frequently invited as speakers on cybersecurity topics among the Armed Forces and Universities. Samuel holds multiple industry-recognized certifications including CREST, Offensive Security, and ISC(2). Upon his retirement from the army, Samuel continued to pursue his passion in cybersecurity and held various positions including lecturer, red team, penetration tester, cyber incident responder, and IT security auditor.

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CSA HK&M Event Resume on 6 Aug 2020

Dear members and fellow colleagues,

We have not met or arrange knowledge sharing last year. The Covid-19 virus created a long social distance for us to group together. But as we all know Cloud Environment is changing so fast, if we don’t keep up our knowledge together, we will be left behind.

In the past 6 months, I participated in a number of CCSP and CCSK training and coaching in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific region. We can see that more and more people are using cloud computing environment. Usually, security specialists will ask the following questions – How can we secure our applications and infrastructure in our cloud environment? How can we support the multi-cloud environment? How can we make use of container environment to build up a secure and portable application? Any standard that can we use in cloud security assessment and audit?

Definitely, as we get together we will have more and more questions, idea, and knowledge that we can share.

So CSA HK&M chapter after the formation of our new council and committee for 2020, we would like to bring our knowledge sharing to another new platform for the new normal environment.

In this series of coming activities, CSA HK&M knowledge sharing session will become monthly regular lunch time webinar mode. The first event will be on “Securing your Virtual Bank in the Cloud” by the Security team of Welab. They definitely will be able to share their experience and idea about the virtual bank.

Stay tune for new updates.

Ricci IEONG, Vice Chairman Professional Development
Kelvin WONG, Education Director (Hong Kong)
Kevin LAM, Education Director (Macau)

CCSP Information Sharing Session

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To support continuous professional development for InfoSec and CloudSec professionals in the region, ISC2 will be running an information webinar for CCSP certification on November 7 at 14:00 HKT.  In this 60-min info session, you will learn:

  • Current trends in the cloud security space
  • Reasons why you should pursue the CCSP certification
  • Overview of the recent updates to the CCSP domains
  • How to earn the CCSP certification, including exam and experience requirements
  • And you have the opportunity to ask any question that you may have

Do not miss the opportunity and register at: https://www.isc2.org/News-and-Events/Webinars/APAC-Webinars?commid=372419&utm_source=csa_hk#

CSA HKM Supports CTF Open 2019

CTF Open 2019
Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is a supporting organsiation for the CTF Open 2019.  This will probably be the first CTF competition ever held in Hong Kong open to both students and general public.

Semi-Final Round

  • Date : October 5-6, 2019
  • Time : 12:00 pm October 5 to 6:00 pm October 6
  • Duration : 30 Hours
  • Style : Online Jeopardy
  • Category : Student (Hong Kong Full-Time Undergraduate Students) and Public (Open to everyone)
  • Teams : Each team must have 2 – 4 members

Grand Final Round

  • Date : October 19, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Venue : Deloitte (35/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong)
  • Duration : 6 Hours
  • Style : On-site Jeopardy
  • Participants must bring and use their own personal computing devices

For details and registration, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/hk-ctf-open-2019-opening-and-cyber-security-seminar-of-red-vs-blue-tickets-73305311159 

CSA HKM co-organises Information Security Summit 2019

IS Summit 2019

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is a joint organizer of the Information Security Summit 2019, an event leaded by the Hong Kong Productivity Council.

The Information Security Summit “Over the Horizon Cyber Security” is a regional event with the aim to give participants from the Asia Pacific region an update on the latest development, trends and status in information security.

This year’s Summit will include a two-day conference and a number of workshops demonstrating management and technical theory, applications and practical experiences on all aspects of information security relating to securing and protecting data in borderless cloud and mobile environment, big data analytics and the Internet of Things.

DATE:                              October 23-24, 2019 (Wednesday and Thursday)
TIME:                              09:00 – 17:30
VENUD:                          L2, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center
REGISTRATION:            https://www.issummit.org/

CSA HKM Supports 5th Cloud Forum

5 Cloud Forum

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is supporting the 5th Cloud Forum on October 31, 2019.

The Cloud Forum is a must-go event for those who seek solutions to the challenges and the obstacles brought on by their extensive involvement with the cloud. It is the place for vision and education. Better vision leads to more innovative solutions and better education leads to more productive implementation.

The 5th Cloud Forum is a perfect event for the innovative business executives and sharp skilled professionals. Whether you are involved in the digital transformation of your business, the management of a mountain of useful data or the defence of all sorts of cloud threats, you will find something useful at our event.

DATE:                      October 31, 2019 (Thursday)
TIME:                      09:00 – 16:00
VENUD:                   S221, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center
REGISTRATION:    https://www.cloudforum.hk/

CSA HKM Supports BIM Forum 2019

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is supporting the BIM Forum 2019, an event organized by the Institution of Engineering and Technology Hong Kong.

This forum aims to provide a platform for the government officials, university researchers, and major industry professionals to share the views on the government policy, the latest development and the newly developed applications in Building Information and Modelling (BIM) in different aspects.

The theme of this year BIM Forum is “Emerging Disruptive Technologies and Applications”.  Professionals, young engineers and other stakeholders are welcome to join this event.

DATE:                          September 21, 2019 (Saturday)
TIME:                           09:30 – 13:30
VENUD:                       Inno Space, 1/F HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
REGISTRATION:         http://bimforum2019.hkeco.net/

CSA HKM Supports ISOC HK Security Bootcamp 2019

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ISOC HK is organising the Security Bootcamp 2019 this month and this event is supported by the Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter.  The event comes with hands-on workshops conducted by industry practitioners and CTF challenges for participants to build a foundation and sense of security, as well as to explore further in infrastructure and application.

The program this year covers IoT hacking, malware analysis, steganography, forensic, cryptography, symbolic execution, formal proof and many more.  The event targets undergraduate students this year and has received a vast number of registrations.

DATE:              September 14-15, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
VENUD:           Common First Year Laboratory (Room CF004), Hong Kong Polytechnic University
LANGUAGE:    Chinese and English
FEE:                 HK$300 (All material inclusive) REGISTRATION: https://www.isoc.hk/news/security-bootcamp-2019/

CSA HKM Supports “Build a Secure Cyberspace 2019” Seminar

Build a Secure Cyberspace 2019
The Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is a supporting organisation for the Build a Secure Cyberspace 2019 – “We Together! Secure Data!” seminar which is jointly organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) and the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT).

The seminar aims to introduce the latest trends of cyber security threats, strengthen the capabilities of small and medium enterprises in defending against cyber attacks, and enhance the public’s awareness of adopting security measures proactively to better protect their information assets.  Security experts will share their experience in and insights into addressing the emerging cyber attacks and safeguarding information systems.  Participants will be able to grasp the best practices for protecting personal data so that they can continue to enjoy the convenience of the cyber space.  You are cordially invited to participate in the event.

Details of the event:

DATE:                 20 September 2019 (Friday)
TIME:                 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (registration starts at 9:00 a.m.)
VENUD:             Conference Hall, 4/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong 
AUDIENCE:        AM session: SMEs, Businesses, Management and IT Professional
                            PM session: SMEs, Schools, Students and General Public
REGISTRATION: https://www.cybersecurity.hk/tc/events-2019-09-20-build-a-secure-cyberspace.php