Commercial Crime Bureau Chief Superintendent Chung Siu-yeung (centre) briefs the media on the Police Cyber Security Centre.
The Police Cyber Security Centre will provide round-the-clock services.
Police launch Cyber Security Centre
December 07, 2012
Police have launched the Cyber Security Centre to boost Hong Kong’s Internet security.
Commercial Crime Bureau Chief Superintendent Chung Siu-yeung told the media today the centre will provide round-the-clock services under the bureau’s Technology Crime Division.
The centre will strengthen co-ordination between Police, government departments, and local and overseas stakeholders when major information systems come under attack.
Mr Chung emphasised that the centre will only monitor network data traffic, and not its content.
The centre will analyse intelligence related to cyber attacks and act if necessary. It will conduct network security validations and research to help detect and prevent technology crime.
Mr Chung said operators of major cyber infrastructure have been accepting police monitoring and protection on a voluntary basis. Police evaluate and advise them on the security required for their information systems.
If a system comes under attack, he said Police can help the operator resume normal service, trace the hacking source, and warn other operators to launch contingency plans.