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Cyber Security Competition 2016 (with photos)

     A total of ninety-nine winners of the Cyber Security Competition 2016 were commended today (July 9) for their participation in conveying the message of cyber security.

     They received certificates and book vouchers from the Commissioner of Police, Mr Lo Wai-chung; Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Dr David Chung; Executive Director of Hong Kong Productivity Council, Mrs Agnes Mak; and Programme Director of Master of Science in Computer Science of the University of Hong Kong, Dr Chow Kam-pui, at the presentation ceremony.

     Mr Lo said that the number of technology crimes had increased from 2,206 cases in 2011 to 6,862 cases in 2015. The pecuniary loss had also risen from around $140 million to $1.83 billion. In view of the change of crime pattern and its enlarging impact on the society, the Force strived to combat cyber crime and handle the cases by establishing the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau in early 2015.

     He added that the competition with the theme of ¡§Cyber Security Starts From Youth¡¦ aimed at strengthening youngsters¡¦ alertness to cyber security and fight technology crime.

     The Cyber Security Competition 2016 is organised by the Police Public Relations Branch and Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force and the Department of Computer Science of the University of Hong Kong, assisted by the Cyber Security Information Portal of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team.

     The competition consists of three categories namely the Primary Group, Secondary Group and Tertiary Group, attracting almost 5,600 participants. The competition includes online quiz, security defect analysis in a virtual computer system and presentation on topics related to cyber security. For more details of the competition, please visit:


Ends/Saturday, July 9, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:42


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