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Computer News No. 138 Mar.-Apr. 2009


Promoting Information Security Awareness -
Joint Universities Information Security Awareness Seminar

We continue our effort in raising the awareness of Information Security across the University community by holding another seminar jointly with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on April 2, 2009.  The seminar was very successful which attracted more than 370 colleagues to attend and was simultaneously broadcasted over video-conferencing among the 3 institutions.

The seminar was marked open by the Directors of Computer Centre /Computer Services Centre in the 3 institutions, followed by an opening address by Dr the Hon. Samson Wai-Ho Tam, JP, Member of Legislative Council (Information Technology).  

Dr. the Hon Samson Tam
Mr Geoffrey Dengate, Director, IT Services of HKU, together with the Director of ITS/CSC of PolyU and CityU marked the opening of the seminar.

Dr the Hon. Samson Tam gave his opening address.


Six guest speakers then gave a presentation on different information security topics and shared their knowledge and advice that were of common interest to the universities.  They were:

  • Mr. Myron Cheng, President, Information Systems Security Association (HK Chapter)
    - Presentation topic: Information Security Awareness

  • Mr. Michael Yung, Vice President, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (HK Chapter)
    - Presentation topic: Security Enabled Organization

  • Mr. Roy Ko, Centre Manager, Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT)
    - Presentation topic : Cyber Attack Trends and Our Defense

  • Mr. Bernard Chang, Manager, Risk Advisory Services, KPMG
    - Presentation topic: Privacy and Personal Data

  • Mr. Leslie Sin, Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems of Hong Kong
    - Presentation topic: Data Loss Prevention

  • Mr. Norman Pan, Managing Consultant, Doctor A Security Systems (HK) Ltd.
    - Presentation topic: Electronic Fraud and Security Measures


Mr Dengate presented souvenirs to Mr Michael Yung (1st on the left), Dr the Hon. Samson Tam (2nd on the left) and Mr Leslie Sin (on the right)


In the coming months, Computer Centre would make available other information security measures for strengthening information security on a University scale.  These include a university-wide information security assessment under which a service provider will be engaged to formulate a set of "information security practicing guidelines" according to good industrial practices for the purpose of a compliance reference for assessment of the information security in the selected departments.  Besides, a Software Asset Management System will be set up for software asset tracking as a campus-wide aid for departmental software license management.  Please watch out the coming announcements for more details of these new information security enhancements which are expected to launch in the second half of 2009.   

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Andy Chow
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