Cybersecurity experts gather at ASTRI forum

OpenGov Asia | April 22, 2019

Cybersecurity experts gather at ASTRI forum
The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) organised the ‘Cybersecurity Forum: The Next-Gen Defence against Cyber-Threats on the second day of the Internet Economy Summit 2019, according to a press release. Cybersecurity is a key concern in the digital era – that is the inevitable way of life for individuals and businesses alike. The forum explored tools and strategies for better preparedness in that context – including regulatory and compliance issues, professional approach to cybersecurity, securing cloud and other trusted services, and safeguarding businesses against increasingly sophisticated cyber-crimes. The Chief Operating Officer of ASTRI stated that as a major global economic hub, Hong Kong must safeguard its financial activities and assets, to drive future growth and prosperity. Thus, in order to secure Hong Kong’s valuable information, processes and systems capital must be invested in building a strong pipeline of cybersecurity research, applications and talents.

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