Cyber security professionals honoured at successful CSPA 2023 awards ceremony

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29th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong’s Cyber Security Professional Awards (CSPA) 2023 presentation ceremony concluded today, recognising 52 winners and organisations for their exceptional contributions to the field of cyber security.

Led by the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force, with co-organizers including the Government Computer Emergency Response Team Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre, the award scheme aims to inspire cyber security professionals to enhance their skills, foster innovation, and promote the use of technology in preventing cyber attacks, ultimately improving overall cyber security levels.

Mr. Siu Chak-yee, the Commissioner of Police, noted that as the government continues to advance innovation and technology development, cyber security incidents and technology crimes are also on the rise. Therefore, the society demands more experts to safeguard cyber security. The CSPA not only acknowledges the efforts of cyber security professionals across various sectors but also provides a platform for knowledge exchange and the sharing of valuable experiences.

The ceremony marked another significant milestone with the establishment of the Cyber Security Action Task Force (CSATF), facilitating collaboration between public and private institutions. The CSATF brings together the combined expertise and diverse intelligence of both sides. Led by the Hong Kong Police Force, the task force comprises nine leading global cyber security firms. By facilitating rapid exchange of cyber intelligence and sharing professional knowledge, the CSATF aims to strengthen the collective ability to combat future cyber threats.

The CSPA scheme was initially launched in 2016, aiming to recognise cyber security personnel from key sectors in Hong Kong. Distinguished guests at the ceremony included Mr. Siu Chak-yee, the Commissioner of Police; Mr. Tony Wong, the Government Chief Information Officer; and Mr. Edmond Lai, the Chief Digital Officer of the Hong Kong Productivity Council.