Since its establishment in April 2015, the Government Computer Emergency Response Team Hong Kong (GovCERT.HK) has effectively fulfilled its responsibilities 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 bolster cyber security capabilities of the territory through proactive collaboration with the industry, critical Internet infrastructures, and the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) community for rapid exchange of cyber threat information and coordinated response.
To address the increasing cyber security threats, we are progressively strengthening our capabilities in collating vulnerability information that would have an impact on government’s computer installations and IT users; assisting the government ISIRTs in contingency planning; and incident response communications for both cyber attacks and data breach events.
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.