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CITIC Telecom CPC Cybersecurity Card-Game was successfully held, to help enterprises and individuals enhance their defense capabilities

On April 25, a Cybersecurity Card-Game organized by CITIC Telecom CPC, a corporate member of Hong Kong China Network Security Association (HKCNSA), and supported by HKCNSA, was successfully held at the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The event, organized in the form of a "Card Festival," featured an AI-driven cybersecurity card game simulation aimed at enhancing the network defense capabilities of enterprises and individuals. Mr. Dicky Wong, Vice President of HKCNSA and Mr. Otto Lee, Director of HKCERT, served as guest speakers at the event. They discussed with on-site network security practitioners how to deal with evolving network threats.


Mr. Sung Liu, Assistant Product Manager of CITIC Telecom CPC (first from left), Mr. Otto Lee, Director of HKCERT (second from left), and Mr. Dicky Wong, Vice President of HKCNSA (second from right), and Mr. Daniel Kwong, individual member of HKCNSA, CISO, North Asia of Fortinet (first from right)
Mr. Sung Liu, Assistant Product Manager of CITIC Telecom CPC (first from left), Mr. Otto Lee, Director of HKCERT (second from left), and Mr. Dicky Wong, Vice President of HKCNSA (second from right), and Mr. Daniel Kwong, individual member of HKCNSA, CISO, North Asia of Fortinet (first from right)

During the event, Otto introduced the latest cybersecurity trends in Hong Kong for 2024. He provided detailed insights into the trends of security incidents in recent years, highlighting the cybersecurity challenges faced by different industries and emphasizing the severity of the cybersecurity landscape. Otto identified the top five information security risks for 2024, including the weaponization of artificial intelligence, new-generation phishing attacks, organized cybercrime trends, attacks targeting smart devices, and risks associated with third-party services. To address these challenges, he offered a series of information security recommendations, such as formulating strategies to mitigate risks brought by new technologies, protecting personal information, verifying the credibility of search engine results, conducting regular network and system security checks and updates, and strengthening security measures for smart devices, to ensure the cybersecurity of individuals and enterprises.


Otto introduced the latest network security trends in Hong Kong in 2024
Otto introduced the latest network security trends in Hong Kong in 2024

Through discussions and interactive sessions, participants gained a deeper understanding of cybersecurity and acquired practical defense techniques and strategies, preparing effectively for future cybersecurity challenges. This initiative aims to safeguard the network environment, combat increasingly complex cyber threats, and ensure data security and business continuity.


Game interactive session
Game interactive session

Dicky shared the concept of ransomware, as well as the preventive measures and response strategies for individuals and enterprises to deal with such threats. He first introduced the various types of ransomwares, including encryption ransomware, screen lock ransomware, and master boot record (MBR) ransomware, and described their respective operations and harms. Dicky also introduced how to speed up the investigation process by collecting evidence of malicious behavior, searching telemetry data, and analyzing malware reports, and emphasized the importance of containment and remediation measures. In addition, he proposed a series of preventive measures for individuals and businesses to deal with ransomware, such as regularly backing up data, avoiding clicking on spam emails and suspicious links, updating operating systems and applications.


Dicky introduced the concept of ransomware
Dicky introduced the concept of ransomware

In the future, HKCNSA will continue to play a leading role in cybersecurity, promoting collaboration and communication among stakeholders, and staying abreast of developments in new technologies and applications, to provide members with more industry insights and collectively build a secure and stable network environment.

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