Dr. Richard HSUNG Appointed as Honorary Judge for the First Hong Kong Cybersecurity Skills Competition

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Richard Hsung Tai Chiu from our department has been appointed as an honorary judge for the First Hong Kong Cybersecurity Skills Competition, organized by HKCT and HKCS. The competition is scheduled to take place on April 15, 2023, with the awards ceremony set for April 28, 2023.

The First Hong Kong Cybersecurity Skills Competition has garnered immense support from various sectors, including the Hong Kong Police Force’s Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau, Hong Kong IT Professionals Association, Information Technology Education Leaders Association, Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong, School of Science and Technology at The Hong Kong Metropolitan University, and Hong Kong Chu Hai College.

This competition aims to assess and incentivize cybersecurity talents, providing recognition and development opportunities for exceptional professionals. It also seeks to establish local standards and industry benchmarks related to the professional capabilities and role requirements of cybersecurity practitioners in Hong Kong.

The competition offers individuals interested in the cybersecurity industry the chance to obtain professional qualifications, knowledge, and pre-employment training aligned with job requirements. It aims to enhance the professional competence of cybersecurity professionals, focusing on ethics and skills. By establishing industry standards, the competition supports employers and professionals in improving their skills while recognizing and nurturing outstanding practitioners. Furthermore, it aims to drive the formulation of local or industry standards pertaining to cybersecurity professional capabilities and role requirements in Hong Kong.

The competition combines theoretical knowledge and practical skills, with theoretical knowledge accounting for 30% and practical skills accounting for 70% of the overall assessment. The evaluation process includes theoretical knowledge exams, skills assessments, and comprehensive reviews. The theoretical knowledge exams consist of written tests and electronic exams, assessing the fundamental requirements and relevant knowledge for cybersecurity professionals. Skills assessments focus on practical and simulated operations, evaluating the necessary skill levels for the profession. Comprehensive reviews involve the review of materials and conducting presentations to assess candidates comprehensively.

The competition will be held on April 15, 2023 (Saturday), and the awards ceremony is scheduled for April 28, 2023 (Friday).

We are committed to improving cybersecurity awareness, establishing industry standards, and cultivating cybersecurity professionals. We extend our gratitude to the organizing units, HKCT and HKCS, for the opportunity to serve as honorary judges. We look forward to future collaborations and endeavors that contribute to the growth and development of the cybersecurity industry in Hong Kong.