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Hong Kong information security watchdog heads APCERT

Hong Kong information security watchdog heads APCERT
Hong Kong information security watchdog heads APCERT

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By Search SMB Asia
March 18, 2009

The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre 
(HKCERT) has been elected as the chair of the APCERT (Asia-Pacific 
Computer Emergency Response Team) recently during the annual general 
meeting held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
This is the first time that Hong Kong heads the APCERT comprising 22 
leading and national Computer Security and Incident Response Teams 
(CSIRT) from 15 economies of the Asia Pacific region, said the Hong Kong 
Productivity Council that manages the HKCERT established in 2001.
=E2=80=9CHKCERT is honored to be given the opportunity to take up the role of 
the chair of APCERT," said K T Yung, project director of HKCERT, and 
general manager (IT Industry Development) of HKPC. "This is indeed a 
recognition of our achievements, technical competence and leadership in 
the region in safeguarding information security.
=E2=80=9CIn its new capacity, HKCERT can further expand its network and enhance 
cooperation with international information security organizations, 
raising the profile of Hong Kong as a guardian of cyber security in the 
international arena,=E2=80=9D he added.


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