CSE Department Successfully Held the First Security Forum

On Nov. 19th, the CSE department hosted the Security Day, a half-day forum to commemorate the establishment of the CSE's Cybersecurity Laboratory. The forum featured top Hong Kong security IT professionals, many are CSE Alumni, who were joined by Prof. Qiang Yang, the CSE department head, Prof. Tim Cheng, the Dean of Engineering School, and Mr. Charles Mok, Legco Member of IT, as well as by members of the Cybersecurity Laboratory, and other CSE faculties and students. The event is opened by Prof. Yang's remark on the motivation of starting the cybersecurity lab as a result of insufficient attention to cybersecurity in Hong Kong institutions. Cybersecurity lab is the first major laboratory in Hong Kong universities dedicated to all major issues of security. Prof. Cheng expressed his unquestioned support to cybersecurity research from the engineering school standpoint. And Mr. Mok acknowledged that Hong Kong government should bring more attention and support to cybersecurity research in Hong Kong and he would be willing to play a more active role in bridging government planning and security research.

Following these opening remarks and short introductions by faculty members, professionals from Hong Kong security industry shared many interesting problems and solutions from their daily challenges in fighting security threats. The audience enjoyed the talks by experts from local industries such as CISCO, Tencent, Cathay Pacific, HKITF, Knownsec and NTT Security. The forum was concluded by panel discussions on how young students can follow their passion and become security professionals.

The Security Day also featured the official formation of the CSE Firebird CTF (Capture-The-Flag) team. The forum was hosted by Prof. Charles Zhang, director of the Cybersecurity Laboratory.