2020 has been an extraordinarily challenging year for all of us to adapt swiftly to the rapidly changing global conditions. Under the “new normal” amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) epidemic, the Government Computer Emergency Response Team Hong Kong (GovCERT.HK) has maintained its smooth operation and contributed in fighting this battle by offering assistance to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (the Government) in combating the epidemic. We have also monitored the associated risks and provided information security advice on the work from home arrangement and usage of video conferencing solutions to government users. In response to arising cyber attacks using COVID 19 related themes, we have worked closely with stakeholders to provide security advice in a timely manner. All these measures have been proven to be vital for Hong Kong’s integral effort in maintaining a secure cyberspace under the ever-changing global digital environment.
GovCERT.HK is an operational member of the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT). APCERT is a coalition of Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) within the Asia Pacific region. It maintains a trusted network of cyber security experts in the Asia Pacific region to enhance the region’s vigilance against malicious cyber activities and its overall capability to detect, prevent and mitigate such activities.
For more information of APCERT activities, please refer to the APCERT Annual Reports.