The Crime Prevention Bureau (CPB) organized a one-day Advanced Training Program at the Police Headquarters on 8 July 2014. The topic of this training was Information Security, the purpose was to advise on the latest techniques used in cyber crimes, and the corresponding prevention measures. UCS and a number of government officials were invited to speak at the Training Program.
The Crime Prevention Bureau (CPB) aims to prevent crime in Hong Kong by persuading members of the public to do more to protect themselves and their property and hence, reduce the level of crime in Hong Kong.
During the speech, Mr. Den Wong and Mr. Patrick Lam of UCS shared the recent trend and development on cyber crimes. They also stressed the importance of using security risk management as a prevention measure against cyber crimes. Den explained:
“With the increasing usage of cloud computing, cloud storage and the wide-spreading of mobile devices, users are in a higher risk of data leakage, loss of personal information through the attack from hackers, viruses and malware.”
Criminals actively exploit our reliance on the internet to commit cyber crimes, one way to reduce risk is to strengthen the security level of your WiFi system. Patrick has recommended the following proactive measures:
Use AES encryption in WPA2-PSK
Choose longer password with combination of capital letters, small letters, numbers and symbols
Disable SSID broadcast
Turn off WPS after use
Adopt DHCP and Mac Address if necessary
In business means, services such as Information Security Risk Assessment, Information Audit, Security Awareness Training have been found essential in enhancing corporate governance. A number of corporations have retained UCS as a security consultant to oversee their security issues, including physical securities, building designs and Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM).