To enhance the city’s overall defensive capability and resilience against cyber attacks, we continue to leverage the first local cross-sector Partnership Programme for Cyber Security Information Sharing named “Cybersec Infohub” and organise a number of seminars and workshops with a view to promoting trusted partnership between local cyber security stakeholders across prominent sectors for sharing cyber security information and providing actionable insights to the community. Within the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (the Government), we organised the annual inter-departmental cyber security drill for government departments to enhance their capability in responding to cyber security incidents.
A keen appreciation of the threat landscape could help organisations and individuals to understand better the cyber threat environment so as to adopt early and appropriate mitigation measures. In 2019, we continued publishing threat trends, security alerts and mitigation advice through the Government Computer Emergency Response Team Hong Kong (GovCERT.HK) web portal for reference by the general public. We further tailored specific threat awareness updates for government departments.
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.