On 1 April 2015, the Government Computer Emergency Response Team Hong Kong (GovCERT.HK) was formed and officially commenced its services to centrally coordinate incident responses for over 80 departmental Information Security Incident Response Teams (ISIRTs) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as well as to step up collaboration with the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) community to bolster cyber security capabilities of the territory.
As a new governmental CERT organisation, we succeeded in registering as a national CERT of CERT/CC, and joining as a full member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) and as an operational member of the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT).
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.