ISOC-HK eNewsletter – August 2012


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Logo - DNSSEC.ASIA Summit 2012 Wed, August 15, 2012
Organized by Internet Society Hong Kong and Cyberport, we proudly present one of the biggest DNSSEC event in Hong Kong.DNSSEC is a security measure that protects Internet users from getting infected with cache poisoning. If an user is impaired, without their knowing their identity and information could be compromised while accessing the Internet. DNSSEC safeguard the Internet by creating a “chain of trust” that requires secret password in order for exchange of information at all levels of the domain.The half day seminar will focus on the various attack vectors through insecure DNS and ways to mitigate them with DNSSEC. Thanks to DNSSEC, it will open doors for future application development which will impact how e·commerce and e·government operates.The 2-day workshop will provide technical hands-on experience and cover key management topics. This workshop is targeted for technical staff/systems and network engineers working for ISP/ASPs, banks, higher education, government agencies, or those already familiar with DNS. Through a mix of presentations and hands-on labs, we’ll cover the DNSSEC security extensions in detail, including the differences with insecure DNS and how to sign the zone.SEMINARDate: August 29, 2012 (Wed)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Ocean View Court, The Arcade, Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Language: English
Fee: Free of Charge
Register: Click here


People - Richard Lamb People - Warren Kwok  People - Hervey Allen  People - Phil Regnauld
Richard LambDNSSEC Manager, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Warren Kwok

Program Committee Member, Professional Information Security Association

Hervey AllenNetwork System Engineer , Network Startup Resource Center Phil RegnauldSystems Architect & Trainer , Network Startup Resource Center


Logo - Internet Security And Privacy Networking Hours The Internet has an enormous impact on our daily lives. It provides us with a great source of information and it changes the way people communicate. However, it bring about threats due to attacks and abuse of use. You are the first line of defense over these threats. Protect yourself now and reduce the risk of being a target. Don’t miss the great opportunity to learn and implement some Internet security and privacy strategies!Date: August 15, 2012 (Wed)Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Function Room, Level 3, Core E, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free of ChargeRegister: Click here
People - Andy Yee People - Chester Soong  People - SC Leung
Andy YeePolicy Analyst, Google Inc.

Chester Soong

Convener, Internet Security and Privacy Working Group, ISOC HK

SC LeungChairman, Internet Society Hong Kong



PAST EVENTS Online Brand and Presence Development: New Top Level Domains (TLD), Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) & Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (Jul 6)

Our very own Vice-Chair of ISOC HK, Edmon Chung presented about Online Brand and Presence Development: New Top Level Domains (TLD), Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) & Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on July 6th. He intrigued the participates by discussing the development of domain name usage, especially the utilization of strategic portfolio of domains, and brand and presence development online, especially how it relates to Search Engine Optimization (“SEO”) and Search Engine Marketing (“SEM”). He shared how it can impact of the imminent introduction of new TLDs and the potential of internationalized domain names (“IDNs”), and how the Asian market may significantly be changed in the future as it catches up with the US and European domain industry.

For more information, click here


UPCOMING EVENTS SUPPORTED BY ISOC HKCertificate of Cloud Security Knowledge Basic/Plus (Sep 6)

The CSSK courses focus on security best practices defined in Cloud Security Alliance’s cloud security guidance. Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a leader in developing cloud security best practices, or standards. The CCSK Basic course is lecture only, while the CCSK Plus course provides hands-on labs. Both courses prepare students for the CSSK exams.

CSSK Basic (H1L09s): Sep 6 of Dec 10

CSSK Plus (H1L10s): Sep 6-7 or Dec 10-11

For more information, please email [email protected]


IT NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTSHacking threat leads to HK Facebook user’s arrest (Emirates 24/7)  Aug 5, 12

Hong Kong police said Sunday they had arrested a 21-year-old man after he reportedly said on social networking site Facebook that he would hack several government websites.

Police said the man, who was later released on bail, was held on suspicion of “access to a computer with criminal or dishonest intent” after he allegedly threatened to hack seven government websites between June and August this year. Read More


Tired Of Security Problems? Change Rules Of Writing Code (BYTE)  Jul 31, 12

By changing the way developers fundamentally code, security researcher Dan Kaminsky plans on fixing holes in computer security. During BlackHat and DefCon at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Kaminsky spoke to BYTE about how he thinks rewriting the rules of computer science is the way forward to avoid bugs, attacks, and other vulnerabilities. Read More


Former FBI cyber cop worries about a digital 9/11 (CNN Money)  Jul 25, 12

In April, an obscure U.S. government agency slipped a hair-raising disclosure into its monthly newsletter: Hackers had successfully penetrated the networks of several natural gas pipeline operators.

Here was a rare public acknowledgement that hackers are currently laying the foundation for a critical-infrastructure attack — the nightmare scenario that keeps cybersecurity pros up at night. Read More


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