Cybercrime in hk

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2010.09.16

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Cybercrime in hk

  1. 1. Cybercrime in Hong Kong Charles Mok Internet Society Hong Kong Sep 16 2010
  2. 2. Case study <ul><li>Local true story </li></ul><ul><li>An e-commerce website service </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas attack: Malware -> blackmail </li></ul><ul><li>Actual monetary damages </li></ul><ul><li>More importantly, reputational harm </li></ul><ul><li>Substantial loss by customers </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Hong Kong stands? <ul><li>Fortunately, few documented local cases of attacks – most are phishing related to financial institutions </li></ul><ul><li>But the reality is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High broadband penetration, 24x7 connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide international bandwidth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low awareness for Internet security for individual users and SME businesses </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The result for Hong Kong <ul><li>Ranking consistently high on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Malware infected PCs/servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentrated of zombie computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relay of spams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emerging areas of concerns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Posing substantial risks </li></ul>
  5. 5. Policy concerns <ul><li>Government lack coordinated, community-wide consideration for IT security in the cybercrime context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify key areas that can be regulated/legislated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education, awareness and network monitoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lacking sustained funding and policy support </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Act now!
  7. 7. <ul><li>莫乃光 Charles Mok </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.charlesmok.hk </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.isoc.hk </li></ul>

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