Cyber Security Professionals Awards (with photos)

    The Cyber Security Professionals Awards 2017 was successfully concluded with a total of 80 winners commended today (February 26) at the presentation ceremony for their outstanding performance in the cyber security field.

     Co-organised by the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force, the Government Computer Emergency Response Team Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre, the competition aims at motivating cyber security personnel to professionalise their capabilities in preventing and detecting cyber security incidents and attacks.

     Speaking at the awards presentation ceremony, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said that the programme provided a valuable platform for cyber security experts from various sectors to exchange their experience and knowledge, which helped improve cyber security.

     The Commissioner of Police, Mr Lo Wai-chung also pointed out that a total of 5,567 technology crimes were recorded in 2017, representing a decrease of 6.3 per cent when compared with 2016. In view of the fast development of technology and diversified modus operandi of online crimes, different sectors of the community should join hands to improve cyber security and deal with the ever changing nature of cyber threats.  

     The Cyber Security Professionals Awards was first launched in 2016. It recognises individuals from prominent sectors in Hong Kong, including Banking & Finance, Communications, Government & Public Bodies, Transportations & Public Utilities and Online Services Providers, for their excellence, innovation and leadership displayed in different professional areas, including creating and implementing innovative cyber security policy; managing the risk of cyber threats; identifying and responding to cyber incidents; and raising cyber security awareness among other members of the organisation.

     Officiating guests at the ceremony today included the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung; the Commissioner of Police, Mr Lo Wai-chung; the Government Chief Information Officer, Ir Allen Yeung; the Chairman of the Council of Hong Kong Productivity Council, Mr Willy Lin; the Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Miss Shirley Yuen; and the Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Mr Albert Wong.

     For more information of the competition, please visit:

Ends/Monday, February 26, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:32