Encouraging members to share cyber security information.
The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) have collaborated to produce a Partnership Programme for Cyber Security Information Sharing, known as the Cybersec Infohub.
The OGCIO and the HKIRC will encourage members to share cyber security information, advice and insights with cyber security experts from different sectors via the cyber security information sharing and collaborative platform (Cybersechub.hk) under the Programme.
Through the sharing of the latest intelligence, members will get timely alerts and be prepared to defend against cyber-attacks effectively.
The Government Chief Information Officer, Victor Lam thanked organisation members for their active participation during the two-year pilot period.
“The formalised Programme will bring Hong Kong’s cyber security to a new level,” he said. “Cybersec Connect will answer cyber security-related enquiries from members, especially SMEs, and offer appropriate support.”
The OGCIO and the HKIRC will also collaborate with different industries and trade associations and enlist their members in the Programme with effort in encouraging exchanges and sharing of information within key industries such as banking and healthcare.
The Hong Kong Association of Banks is motivating the banking sector to leverage on the collaborative platform in sharing cyber security information.
The HKIRC is also actively promoting the Programme to its “.hk” corporate members to enhance Hong Kong’s overall Internet security and capability in defending against cyber-attacks.
At the workshop held after the launching ceremony today, cyber security experts were invited to enlighten members on the salience of information sharing.
Since the program officially launched in early September, there are currently, there are some 950 registered representatives from over 280 organisation members across a wide range of sectors. More than 1 500 pieces of cyber security information have been shared on the collaborative platform, with over 390 pieces released to the public so far.