IT for Teaching, Learning and Research
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Cybersecurity at HKUST
Beware of Ransomware
Cybersecurity Audit
Enhancing Data Security and Back Up
Cybersecurity Training
Email Phishing and Telephone Scam
HKUST Web Application Security
ITSC Server Security Initiatives
Fall 2016
Cybersecurity Audit
Charles Choy
IT Security Officer

In 2015, the University appointed consulting firms to conduct cybersecurity audit for HKUST. The audit put focus on the critical IT assets (like web applications and servers) owned by non-central IT departments / offices. Valuable feedbacks were received. The key recommendations have led to the following:

  • Defining the University's Cybersecurity Policy and Governance
  • Strengthening the roles and responsibilities of department CyberSecurity Coordinators (CSC) to combat security threats by working closely with central IT departments
  • Defiinge minimum security standards for critical IT assets for assurance of security protection

ITSC will continue to work closely with corresponding stakeholders to implement cybersecurity measures inline with the recommendations. Most updated campus Cybersecurity information can be found from the following web site :