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)

CSA HKM supports the Outstanding ICT Women Awards


To recognise and encourage female role models and to attract more females to join ICT industry, the FACE Club of Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) launched the first-ever “Outstanding ICT Women Awards” to reward the much praised female individuals in the ICT field and to showcase the impact that they have made to the local ICT industry and the community.

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is proudly supporting the award.  Please visit http://www.hkcs.org.hk/oictwa/ for details.

CCSP Training Course in March 2020

In the ever-changing world of the cloud, you face unique security challenges every day — from new threats to sensitive data, to uneducated internal teams. The Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) recognises IT and information security leaders who have the knowledge and competency to apply best practices to cloud security architecture, design, operations and service orchestration. It shows you’re on the forefront of cloud security.

The next CCSP course in Hong Kong will be organised in March 2020:

17-19 & 24-25 March 2020,
1/F, HKPC Building,
78 Tat Chee Avenue,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Cantonese with handout in English For people who interested in cyber security

CSA HKM members are entitled to special discount for the course.  Click HERE for details.

CSA HKM Supports CLOUDSEC Hong Kong 2019

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Cloud Security Alliance supports CLOUDSEC, the leading internet security conference in Asia Pacific and Europe, on a regional basis.  The Hong Kong event will be held on August 27, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center.

CLOUDSEC Hong Kong 2019 gathers together renowned experts, industry thought leaders, businesses and organizations from across the globe to re-evaluate and redefine their understanding of threats, risks and solutions in a rapidly evolving threat landscape.

With a theme of “Picture This! See. Secure. Go further.”, CLOUDSEC Hong Kong 2019 provides an avenue for enterprises and organizations to discuss and collectively address issues such as the increasingly complex cyber-attacks, shifting IT environments, and the upcoming trends in the computing and threat landscape.

Katie Lewin, Federal Director of Cloud Security Alliance will present as a keynote speaker and Ian Christofis, founding board member of CSA HKM, will host a panel discussion entitlted “Seeing CyberSecurity” during the event.

Date:  August 27, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 8:45 – 17:00
Venue:  N201, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, Wanchai
Admission Fee:  FREE

Certification of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK v4) Course

Good chance to upgrade your skillsets and enhance your careers by obtaining the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK v4). A 3-day training and hands-on workshop is scheduled on 12-14 Jun, 2019. Feel free to call HP (852.3070 5591) for further details.

CSA HKM members got 15% discount on the course.
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CSA HKM Supports the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019: Smart Business Award

Smart Business Award 2019

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 talents and enterprises in their constant pursuit of creative and better solutions to meet business and social needs.

There are eight categories under the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019, with the Smart Business Award covers 4 streams, including Solutions for Business and Public Sector Enterprise, Solution for SME, Big Data and Open Data Applications as well as Information Security. 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.

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is proud to support the initiative.  For further information of the award please visit: http://www.hkcs.org.hk/ictawards/.


CSA HKM to support Video Ad Contest

Video Ad Contest 2018Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is supporting the “Stay Smart, Keep Cyber Scam Away” Video Ad 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.

The objective of the Video Ad Contest is to raise public awareness of cyber security and to encourage the adoption of security best practices, with a view to enhancing public concern about cyber scam.  Through creative and compelling video ad (not longer than 1 minute), participants can demonstrate how to guard against the cyber security threats we are facing and promote the best practices and smart tips to keep cyber scam away.

The prizes of the contest include iPhone 8, Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3, Polaroid R360 Camera, DJI Spark Fly More Combo, Nintendo Switch, Sphero bb-8 app-enabled droid, Cash Coupon and Book Coupon.  To recognise the active participation of schools, a “Most Supportive School Award” is available in the Secondary School and Primary School categories respectively.

Interested parties may submit the entry by 13 July 2018.

Do not miss the chance to win the attractive prizes.  For more details, please visit www.cybersecurity.hk/en/contest-2018.php.


ISACA China HK Chapter Annual Conference 2017 – Inspiration and Challenges of IT Governance vs Cybersecurity – 2017 and Beyond

Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong & Macau Chapter is proud to support the ISACA China HK Chapter Annual Conference 2017, an event which will be held on March 16 at Regal Hong Kong Hotel.

Carrying the theme of “Inspiration and Challenges of IT Governance vs Cybersecurity – 2017 and Beyond”, delegates joining the event will hear key IT executives and decision makers from both local and overseas to share their views on the topic.

Pre-Conference Workshop
Instructor: Hugh Penri-Williams (VP of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners France Chapter and Owner, Glaniad 1865, France)
Date: 15 March 2017 (Wednesday)

Annual Conference
Date: 16 March 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Regal HK Hotel, Ballroom, Basement 1, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay

Post-Conference Workshop
Instructor: Robert Clyde (ISACA International Board Director and Managing Director of Clyde Consulting LLC)
Date: 17 March 2017 (Friday)


For more details, please visit the event page: www.isaca.org.hk/conference2017/ 

Huawei Became Executive Corporate Member of Cloud Security Alliance

[Shenzhen, China, January 24, 2017] Huawei today announced that it has become an executive corporate member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).  CSA is committed to ensuring the security of cloud services and has nine executive corporate members now. Executive members receive special access to the CSA leadership team and board of directors via a special advisory group, the Executive Membership Council.

Huawei joined CSA in 2012 and contributed to several working groups such as the virtualization working group. Huawei is the main contributor of CSA “Mitigating Risks in a Virtualized Environment White Paper” and also helped to create an ISO/IECJTC1 virtualization security standards on behalf of CSA. Based on the contributions to CSA and industry, Huawei got the CSA International Standardization Council (ISC) member seat amongst 10 seats in 2014. ISC’s responsibility is tocoordinate all aspects of standardization efforts within CSA.

Asa leading provider of cloud computing solutions, Huawei’s CSA Executive membership is part of the company’s commitment to developing more open,cooperative and secure cloud ecosystems. Huawei will work with CSA and its members to advance their innovative efforts, such as the Cloud component specification working group and cloud security services management working group, to ensure that users of cloud services have confidence in the security of their information. Huawei is willing to utilize its expertise and advocate more CSA members to work together to provide more secure cloud services.

“Through our partnership with global telecommunications operators and cloud service providers such as China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, and Telefonica, Huawei has developed valuable real life experience on security of information and control in the cloud. We look forward to working with the Cloud Security Alliance as an executive member to share that expertise to the betterment of the cloud computing industry,” said John Suffolk, Global Cyber Security & Privacy Protection Officer (GSPO) of Huawei.

“In 2012, we welcomed Huawei joining the group of industry leaders that comprises CSA,” said Jim Reavis, Co-founder and CEO of CSA. “As a trusted partner to most of the world’s top network operators, we now welcome Huawei’s expertise and contributions to both ourongoing and new research initiatives that continue to improve the security of cloud computing.”

“Huawei has been an important partner of CSA for many years. We are glad to know that Huawei is willing to further its engagement with CSA by joining us as an executive corporate member. With the two new research projects that we will be working on together, we hope to address critical assurance issues in our journey to the cloud.” Said Aloysius Cheang, Executive Vice President Asia Pacific of CSA.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established anend-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company  fully owned by its employees.