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Police's Cyber Security Centre starts its operation today (with photos)

     Police's Cyber Security Centre under the Technology Crime Division of Commercial Crime Bureau has started its operation today (December 7) in order to enhance protection of our critical infrastructures and strengthen our resilience against cyber attacks.

     Officiating at the opening ceremony of the Centre at the Police Headquarters today, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Tsang Wai-hung, said the opening of the Cyber Security Centre marked our first step in working with our stakeholders to make safe their operating environment in the cyber space.

     "The incidence of cyber attack is increasing. Police recognise the need to respond to the worldwide cyber crime phenomenon, particularly cyber attacks aimed at critical infrastructures, by enhancing our readiness and capability to counter such threats.

     "The 27-man strong Cyber Security Centre is a modest but important step which show our determination in promoting cyber security," Mr Tsang said.

     The newly created Cyber Security Centre to be manned by 27 police posts in the ranks of Police Constable to Chief Inspector will: íV

- Strengthen the collaboration with other government departments and local and overseas stakeholders concerning cyber attacks against critical infrastructures;

- In collaboration with relevant stakeholders, monitor the flow (not content) of data traffic of major critical infrastructure systems;

- Analyse cyber attacks through the collection of related intelligence, and provide an immediate response where necessary; and

- Undertake research and performing security audits.

     The Centre will also support Technology Crime DivisioníŽs daily operations in the prevention and detection of technology crimes.

     Other distinguished guests attending the opening ceremony included the Permanent Secretary for Security, Mr Law Chi-kwong; the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Kevin Paul Zervos; the Government Chief Information Officer, Mr Daniel Lai; and the Manager of Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre, Mr Roy Ko.

Police Report No. 270
Issued by PPRB

Ends/Friday, December 7, 2012
Issued at HKT 20:28


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