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Adj. Professor Jason Lau

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Crypto.com

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Adjunct Professor Jason Lau
CISSP, FIP, CIPP/E, CIPM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISA, CISM, CEH, CNDA, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Chief Information Security Officer, Crypto.com
Regional Leader, International Association of Privacy Professionals
Prof. Lau is a multiple award winning cybersecurity professional, including the, “Hong Kong Cybersecurity Professional Award” and “Financial Technologist of the Year (Data Privacy)”. Prof. Lau is currently CISO at Crypto.com, a Blockchain FinTech with market cap of over USD 450M as of early 2019; helping them become the first cryptocurrency company worldwide to achieve company-wide ISO27001:2013 certification. Prof. Lau was formerly regional Cyber Security Advisor at Microsoft, with over 18 years of experience holding executive roles, advising international clients such as Credit Suisse, Falcon Private Bank, ETH Zurich, Swiss Air Force, Social Security Administration and many more. Prof. Lau has completed Executive Programs at both Stanford and Harvard, and holds a double degrees in Engineering (Hon) and Commerce. Prof. Lau is also active in industry, with a seat on Cyberport's Entrepreneurship Committee Advisory Group, ISACA’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Global Working Group, a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), and Regional Leader and Co-Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Hong Kong Chapter.

Available For: Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Hong Kong
Speaking Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, GDPR

Adj. Professor Jason LauPoints
Academic90
Author18
Influencer38
Speaker33
Entrepreneur220
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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Executive
Media Experience: 18
Last Media Training: 05/30/2019
Last Media Interview: 05/31/2019

Areas of Expertise

Blockchain 30.80
Cryptocurrency 100
Culture
Cybersecurity 86.87
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation
Emerging Technology
Entrepreneurship
Fintech 66.56
Innovation
Leadership 53.23
Management
Privacy 100
Change Management 30.28
IoT 30.33
AI 30.18
Risk Management 30.39
Cloud 30.19

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Other
Telecommunications

Publications

1 Academic Fellow / Scholar
Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (www.IAPP.org)
October 31, 2018
Recognition for Leaders in the Privacy Field

The Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) designation signifies that you’ve taken the next step in the privacy profession. You’ve demonstrated your comprehensive knowledge of privacy laws, privacy program management and essential data protection practices through your successful completion of two IAPP credentials.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

1 Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor; Masters of Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics)
Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Business
June 04, 2019
Chief Information Security Officer, Jason Lau, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business's new Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) programme.

Through an intensive selection process, the University selected and invited Jason Lau for an Adjunct Professorship in Cybersecurity and Privacy, as well as a seat on its Advisory Board alongside industry leaders from Tencent, Alipay, IBM, UBS, Ant Financial, Deloitte, Ping An Bank, and others. Tapping on their expertise, the curriculum covers subjects including Financial Analytics, Machine Learning, Financial Computing, Textual Analysis, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Algorithmic Trading, Financial Fraud, and Regulatory Compliance.

The Masters programme is a response to today's fast-growing data-driven economy, and encourages students to develop new insights and perspectives towards emerging technologies through lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, case studies, and expert sharing from industry practitioners,

Jason Lau, Chief Information Security Officer of Crypto.com said, "I am humbled by HKBU's professorship appointment and honoured to be on their industry advisory board to shape the fintech programme. The programme launch comes at a time as FinTech and cybersecurity have been cited as areas with the greatest skills gap in Hong Kong. It is critical for university programmes to equip students with future-ready knowledge and practices on areas such as cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptocurrency, that can add value to their careers in the real world."

HKBU is the only university in Asia with a post graduate programme which has an official affiliation and course material from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Visit the link here for more details on the programme.

About Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Business

Founded in 1956, The Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business is the longest-established, publicly funded business school in Hong Kong, and is amongst the Top 1% of business schools worldwide. The School is the only business school in Hong Kong with triple accreditation by the three leading international accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

The HKBU School of Business was recently named as one of the Top 25 Asia-Pacific business schools 2018 by the Financial Times (ranked 8th), acknowledging the quality of the School's postgraduate programmes. In 2017, the University launched its Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 with a refreshed vision, and will address core issues like artificial intelligence and data analytics and much more. Talent is key to realising this aim. As a result, HKBU launched the Talent100 global recruitment initiative, seeking 100 faculty and research talents from across the world to contribute to their programmes.

https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2019-05-22/crypto-com-ciso-jason-lau-appointed-adjunct-professor-at-hong-kong-baptist-university

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Fintech, Privacy

3 Advisory Board Memberships
Member of the Advisory Group - Hong Kong Government Cybersecurity Initiative
Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
September 24, 2018
The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer implemented a Pilot Partnership Programme for Cyber Security Information Sharing – “Cybersec Infohub” (the Programme) to enhance the exchange of cyber security information with the industry and enterprises to jointly defend against cyber attacks.

It is a two-year pilot programme to promote closer collaboration among local information security stakeholders of different sectors. It obtained funding support from TechConnect (Block Vote) under the Innovation and Technology Bureau.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Fintech, Privacy

Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre Advisory Group (ECAG); Cybersecurity/Privacy/FinTech Advisory/Judge
Cyberport Hong Kong
January 02, 2018
The prime mission of ECAG is to promote Hong Kong’s digital technology industry and to support the Cyberport Incubation Programme. Provide Cyber Security consultancy and advice to Cyberport’s Entrepreneurs Team.

Cyberport Incubation Programme supports entrepreneurs and start-ups with resources that aim to accelerate their growth.

A viable business plan for a digital tech related product / service solutions to be ready for market in 12 to 18 months is essential.

Companies will be judged by a panel of industry experts and selection process will involve feedback from the Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre Advisory Group

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Fintech, Privacy

ISACA GDPR Working Group
www.ISACA.org
January 02, 2018
ISACA GDPR Working Group brought together different industry experts on cybersecurity and privacy to discuss the implications of GDPR. Jason's role was to provide input from a global perspective to understand the obligations and regulations for enterprises who were based outside of the EU but serviced EU customers

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

12 Article/Blogs
Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 18 Oct. 2019
www.iapp.org
October 18, 2019
There has been a lot of activity in the Asia-Pacific region this month, starting with Singapore’s recent announcement of the cross-border data transfer guidelines for cloud services, which aims to help businesses and cloud suppliers navigate the country’s data protection requirements to ensure they comply with the law. There is a growing trend of companies moving to the cloud and often forgetting the importance of data protection, namely data residency, as well as the controller/processor relationship between the cloud service provider and the organization using the services.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 13 Sept. 2019
www.iapp.org
September 13, 2019
Greetings, fellow privacy professionals.

The convergence of the financial services industry and technology has given birth to a buzzword referred to as “fintech.” There are many different subindustries within fintech, where some companies and initiatives are more “fin” than tech, and some companies are more “tech” than fin. Whatever the case, we are seeing a birth of a new ecosystem filled with myriad products and services with game-changing practical implications across all facets of the economy. However, with the rapid pace of development and deployment, we have seen quite a few fintech payment services experiencing data breaches due to a lack of strong security controls in place.

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Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 9 August 2019
www.iapp.org
August 09, 2019
Greetings, fellow privacy professionals,

Time flies and it’s already August! The IAPP Asia Privacy Forum in Singapore was held in July and it was extremely eventful and full of privacy-packed sessions. It was truly a great experience for all who attended. I strongly encourage you to attend at least one IAPP conference each year to extend your network of connections as well as to keep up-to-date with industry developments. You can click here for the full list of global IAPP conferences. In Asia-Pacific, the IAPP ANZ Summit is the next big event and will be held 29-30 Oct. 2019. (Click here for more details.)

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

A.I. Powered Malware: Will Asia Pacific Be Ground Zero?
RSA Conference
July 02, 2019
For several years in a row now, Asia Pacific has topped the list of the most malware exposure of any region in the world, and Singapore alone saw an almost 200 percent-increase of malware detections amongst business sectors.

It is difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why Asia Pacific leads the list. Some experts have suggested that it could be challenges related to driving a cyber-secure culture in Asia, through to other reasons such as widespread legacy systems still being used. Malware is indeed a global issue, but Asia Pacific looks to be the front line and could be ground zero for a global widespread attack. Given Asia Pacific’s existing exposure, are we ready for the looming threat with the emergence of the new wave of AI-powered malware?

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Leadership

A Privacy-Driven Security Culture
RSA Conference
June 28, 2019
It’s hard to go a day without seeing news of a data breach affecting thousands (to even millions of people). What additional skill sets can cybersecurity pros arm themselves with to tackle the new challenges that lie ahead? What frameworks can be used to help promote a security- and privacy-driven culture in an organization?

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Notes from the Asia-Pacific region, 28 June 2019
www.iapp.org
June 27, 2019
It has been a very eventful June. We have seen several new cases of data breaches, as well as proactive measures in Australia, where in NSW, there are discussions ranging from pushing forward with mandatory data breach laws to organizations putting privacy back into their own hands by incorporating consumer privacy rights into its data architecture. However, the talk of the town right now is the China cybersecurity and data protection measure drafts released for public consultation.

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Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest
IAPP.org
May 24, 2019
It has been a very eventful May so far, as we just finished our Privacy Awareness Week in Hong Kong, headlined by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong office hosting one of their own events on “Data Ethics in Action.” Commissioner Wong and industry leaders from HSBC, Octopus, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, and others discussed data ethics and the impact this has on the growth of digital transformation and the use of big data. It was good to see more than 100 participants, which shows the growing interest in privacy in the region.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest
International Association of Privacy Professionals (www.IAPP.org)
April 19, 2019
Hong Kong was privileged to have an all-star-filled ISACA Asia Pacific conference in early April, where the IAPP was present and able to spread the word on the ongoing importance of privacy. The convergence of cybersecurity and privacy was discussed, and fellow panelists and I discussed the impact and the areas of growing concern.

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Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest
International Association of Privacy Professionals (www.IAPP.org)
March 29, 2019
This is my first post as the new Hong Kong Regional Leader for the IAPP, so I thought I would briefly introduce myself, my background and my vision on how the IAPP can help in the region.

First, I would like to thank the IAPP for the opportunity to be the first ever HK Regional Leader. As many of the existing IAPP country leaders come from a legal background, my experience is actually more from the cybersecurity side. I have about 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, which included a lot of data protection and privacy coverage along the way. I am currently the chief information security officer at Crypto.com, a blockchain/fin-tech firm, and sit on various boards advising on cybersecurity- and privacy-related matters. I was formally also a cybersecurity advisor at Microsoft, where I helped to drive security and GDPR initiatives in the region prior to the EU General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect in May 2018. As we have seen a growing number of data breaches in all regions and industries, I hope to contribute more to the IAPP and complement the existing strong local chapter of legal privacy professionals.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

Cybersecurity Due Diligence: Inherited Risk
ISACA.org
December 05, 2018
One of the world’s largest hotel chains, Marriott International, recently reported that its Starwood Guest Reservation database was breached – meaning names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport details and a variety of other personally identifiable information (PII) were leaked, all the way through to member credit card details.

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China’s Cybersecurity Law: An International Perspective
Cyber World by Secgate
April 13, 2018
Firstly, a quick summary of two key terms organizations will need to be aware of with regard
to China’s Cybersecurity Law (CCL): ‘Critical Information Infrastructure (CII)’ includes those who operate in critical industries such as transportation, energy or the financial sector etc., where a security breach could impact national security or prove harmful to public interests; and ‘Network Operators (NO)’, which refers to network owners, operators and service providers. There will be cases where organizations feel that they do not operate a CII or a NO, but their businesses actually provide services to (or support) a CII organization or a NO. Let’s use the hospitality industry, for example a global hotel brand which operates hotels around the world, including in China, to demonstrate this: Depending on how the hotel operates (the IT network services it provides to hotel guests and the types of functions it hosts throughout the year), the hotel chain may consider itself a NO and to some extent maybe also be subject to some of the requirements of a CII, if they have to store and process personal identifiable information for high profile Chinese officials/key executives of other CII’s for example.

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GDPR’s Impact in Hospitality, Incorporating NIST Cybersecurity Framework Concepts
ISACA.org
March 15, 2018
We should all know by now what GDPR is and be aware of its implications and fines, so the goal here is not to repeat what others have covered in depth. Rather, I would like to share some learnings from the field (an international perspective). From speaking and working with executive-level security and risk executives, I would like to shed some light on how organizations are viewing GDPR, using the retail/hospitality (“RH”) industry as a reference to frame the discussion.

My focus here will be on some of the key security aspects within the GDPR, namely (but not limited to) Article 24.1 and 24.2, which make reference to “appropriate technical and organizational measures” and “data protection policies” for processing data.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Change Management

2 Board Memberships
Academic Committee Member
ISACA.org
June 01, 2019
ISACA Hong Kong Chapter established in 1982;
Expanded the service scope to cover Mainland China in 2009 and changed the name of chapter to ISACA China Hong Kong Chapter;
Over 3,000 members;
One of the largest chapters in the world

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Board Member - Cybersecurity and Privacy
Invotech.org.hk
January 02, 2017
Invotech (www.Invotech.org.hk) is an independent and Non-Profit Think Tank that aims to support and promote positive changes in Hong Kong through innovation and technology. Founded by a group of innovators and entrepreneurs and seeded by Business and Professionals Association (Hong Kong), Invotech engages individuals, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporations, associations, academia and the government by acting as a catalyst and leverage their collective energy to improve Hong Kong. Invotech seeks to build new ecosystems that help Hong Kong evolve to be more innovative.

Jason Lau is a Board Member for Invotech and Membership Director

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

1 Courseware
Master of Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics)
Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business
June 04, 2019
With the rise of disruptive technologies and the new generation of Big Data and FinTech, concepts of money, payments, identity, and security need to be looked at through a new lens -- how can finance professionals respond early and effectively to ride the wave, and take advantage of the new opportunities before it’s too late?

Through lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, case studies and expert sharing from industry practitioners, this inter-disciplinary programme taught by both Finance and Management Information Systems faculty, will widen and deepen your understanding of the rapidly changing landscape and the impact of new technologies on traditional finance models. You will be empowered with knowledge in Finance, FinTech, Financial Analytics, Machine Learning, Financial Computing, Textual Analysis, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Algorithmic Trading, Financial Fraud, and Regulatory Compliance. Get well-prepared for the fast-growing demand of today’s data-driven economy, and develop new insights and perspectives towards emerging technologies and harness them to take the Financial Industry to the next level.

Official IAPP resources (privacy aspects) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) will be adopted in the course “Cybersecurity, Privacy and RegTech for Finance”. Students will receive a complimentary 1 Year Membership from IAPP, which will allow access to their online resources and member benefits. This course will also cover the fundamental privacy concepts towards IAPP's prestigious industry certifications. (IAPP)

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Tags: Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Privacy

1 Executive Director
Industry Advisory Board for Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business, Master of Finance Programme
Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business
June 04, 2019
Our 11 prestigious Industry Advisors evaluate and advise on programme curriculum and design. They come from some of the biggest and most prestigious companies from around the world, and their input ensures our program addresses the current and future FinTech industry demands.

Due to Jason Lau's industry recognition and expertise in the field of Cybersecurity and Privacy, the HK Baptist University, School of Business has invited Prof. Lau for a seat on the Industry Advisory Board, where he, along with other industry leaders, will help to direct and oversee industry content for the academic programme

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Tags: Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Privacy

1 Founder
Inaugural Founding HK Regional Leader and Co-Chairman for International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (www.IAPP.org)
January 01, 2019
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community.

As the founding and inaugural Regional Leader for Hong Kong and also the Co-Chairman, Jason's role is to drive IAPP's mission in the region through an entrepreneurial spirit to develop privacy and security awareness in the region through thought leadership sessions and strategic partnerships

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3 Influencer Awards
First Cryptocurrency company worldwide to Achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification with company-wide scope
Bureau Veritas
May 16, 2019
Crypto.com, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, has officially received an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification after rigorous third party security audits. Crypto.com is one of the first cryptocurrency companies in the world, and the first cryptocurrency wallet application, to achieve this coveted accreditation.

Jason Lau, Chief Information Security Officer of Crypto.com said, “The certification demonstrates that cybersecurity and privacy are embedded into Crypto.com’s DNA. These pillars are at the core of our culture which drives our commitment to ongoing improvement of our security posture. This is an important milestone for our team as we build trust with our customers and partners during our global expansion.”

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

Outstanding Financial Technologist of the Year (Data Privacy)
Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA)
March 20, 2019
"Outstanding Financial Technologist of the Year", for being a FinTech Development Leader in the area of Data Privacy.

The “IFTA Fintech Achievement Awards 2018” recognizes individuals who have shown his or her commitment to financial technology, dedicating time and energy to Fintech education and innovation. 3 core principles of Fintech: industry development, growth and innovation, and education and professional training, are available for individual award consideration. Entrants are required to specify and provide supporting evidence for the type of Fintech leadership selected.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Fintech, Privacy

Cyber Security Professional Award
Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the HK Police Force, the Government Computer Emergency Response Team and the HK Computer Emergency Respo
January 08, 2018
Cyber Security Professional Award: Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the HK Police Force, the Government Computer Emergency Response Team and the HK Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre. Awarded for sharing / thought-leadership in cyber security and best practices in combating cyber threats.

Through the Cyber Security Professionals Awards, it is our aim to motivate the cyber security personnel to professionalise their capabilities in preventing and detecting technology crimes as well as cyber attacks. Objectives of the awards are:

To highlight personnel who have demonstrated best practices in the cyber security area;
To uphold the cyber security profession by recognising innovation and contribution by both the managers and practitioners;
To bring together the cyber security experience and good practices of various sectors, dedicated to jointly tackle the cyber threats and;
To encourage innovation, commitment, leadership and corporate excellence in cyber security, and promote healthy competition within various sectors.

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4 Keynotes
Cybersecurity Trends and Predictions: 2025
University of Malta
October 01, 2019
With the rise in emerging industries and technologies such as FinTech, Cryptocurrency, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Blockchain, cyber threats are getting more sophisticated and frequent. A traditional cybersecurity strategy is no longer sufficient to secure an enterprise’s assets. The challenge is heightened with the shortage of cybersecurity professionals, limited budget in cyber defence, data privacy, cybersecurity regulations, compliance and the emergence of disruptive technologies such as cloud and big data. Get fresh insights on what organisations will potentially encounter, what cyberspace look like in 2025, and how you can play a critical role.

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Tags: Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Fintech

Cybersecurity Strategies for FinTech: How to Build an Effective Team!
RSA Conference Singapore
July 17, 2019
Where do you start with cybersecurity? Strategy or the staff? Be part of a round-table sharing of what has worked (and what hasn’t).This will be focused toward FinTech startups and some of the key cybersecurity issues to look out for and how to build an effective team to combat daily threats. How do you nurture and retain your staff? How to build a cybersecurity culture within your company? And much more. Attendance is strictly limited to allow for a small group experience.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Fintech, Privacy

Cybersecurity Trends and Predictions: 2025
Singtel Cybersecurity Forum 2019
June 14, 2019
Honorary Opening Keynote: Cybersecurity Trends and Predictions: 2025

With the rise in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Blockchain, cyber threats are getting more sophisticated and frequent. A traditional cybersecurity strategy is no longer sufficient to secure an enterprise’s assets. The challenge is heightened with the shortage of cybersecurity professionals, limited budget in cyber defence, data privacy, cybersecurity law, compliance and the emergence of innovative technologies such as cloud and big data. Get insights on what other obstacles organisations will potentially encounter and what will the cyberspace look like in 2025.

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Cybersecurity - Accelerating Digital Transformation and GDPR Compliance
www.ISACA.org
September 26, 2017
Keynote presentation to over 150 ISACA Chapter members on Digital Transformation and the challenges of compliance when going to the Cloud. Implications for cybersecurity and GDPR compliance

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1 Media Interview
FinTech Cyber Security Challenges - FinTech外判工序埋風險 黑客或潛伏300日再攻擊
Hong Kong Economic Times
June 05, 2019
Cybersecurity challenges for FinTech organizations need to understand the threat landscape and realise that hackers can stay in your organization for over 300 days before they take action. (Chinese language newspaper media interview)

Hong Kong Economic Times, is one of the most reputable financial daily newspaper in Hong Kong

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Fintech, Privacy

13 Panels
The 5th Cloud Forum "Are your cloud systems secure? Resilient security strategies."
Kornerstone
October 31, 2019
The ULTIMATE educational and networking platform for cloud professionals! This is the must-go event of the year for those who seek solutions to the challenges and the obstacles brought on by their extensive involvement with the cloud.The Cloud Forum is the place for vision and education. Better vision leads to more innovative solutions and better education leads to more productive implementation.

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Tags: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Privacy

Cyber Security in Crypto Space / Convergence of AI and Blockchain in a Quantum world
Delta Summit
October 04, 2019
As Malta’s official platform, DELTA Summit will be bringing together not only blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, but also cognitive technologies such as AI and IOT, whilst also providing a platform for the growing ESports market. Its aim is to provide a venue to allow companies- large and small- from all over the world to promote technology at the highest level.
DELTA Summit serves to bring together companies and individuals under one roof to congregate and exchange ideas, as well as to promote discussion and to further highlight the Government of Malta’s efforts to establish Malta as a pioneer in the disruptive technology sector.

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Tags: Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Privacy

Operating an Efficient Risk-Based Privilege Identity and Access Management Program
The Teh Group
September 19, 2019
Identity and access management (IAM) is one of the current, most significant areas in information security today, and it’s also one of the agile going business segments in IT. Organisations biggest challenge is that more than half of organisations don’t have a mature IAM infrastructure in place, while roundabout two-thirds of every organisations do not have a central management of consumer identities programs. ACCESS 2019 will look at what causes this gap and why it is vital for enterprises to advance their IAM approaches and their deployment.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Risk Management

DATA PRIVACY ROUNDTABLE
Addleshaw Goddard
July 26, 2019
The roundtable will provide participants with the opportunity to hear from practitioners from across the data privacy field. The event will include a legal update by Mr Ivan Chang, Legal Director of Addleshaw Goddard which will highlight recent topical data privacy issues and their implications. Mr Chang will also provide insight into what will likely be the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner's focus in his next review of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance ("PDPO").

The legal update will be followed by a panel discussion on Global Data Transfer and the emerging risks for the APAC region chaired by Fred Chan, Managing Director, Data Consulting & Cybersecurity, Ankura. During this discussion panellists will be asked to discuss the practical steps corporates and institutions can take in order to mitigate data privacy and security risks. Speakers will include:

Jason Lau, IAPP Hong Kong Regional Leader, and Chief Information Security Officer
Noriswadi Ismail, Managing Director Data Privacy, Ankura
Jeanette Whyte, Senior Policy Manager, GSMA

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Privacy in Asia: Data Protection Demands Regionally and Globally
RSA Conference
July 18, 2019
This session will bring together data protection leaders from around the region to discuss the recent developments in multiple countries across the area. Hear global and local perspectives on regulatory changes, trends and practical compliance viewpoints on the most important areas your organisation should be aware of when doing business in Asia-Pacific.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand recent legislative developments in multiple countries across the area.
2: Learn ways to navigate the diversity in Asia’s regulatory landscape, in contrast with the GDPR.
3: Hear about the most important areas you should be aware of when doing business in the Asia-Pacific.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

IAPP Asia Forum 2019 - GDPR (One Year Later): Lessons Learned from Data Breach Cases, Data Breach Victims, Security Professionals
International Association of Privacy Professionals (www.iapp.org)
July 15, 2019
The year following the GDPR enforcement date has been wrought with action, confusion, intrigue and a heightened sense of privacy awareness among the general public. From privacy professionals overhauling internal processes to comply with the new regulation, to data breaches abusing and restricting the rights of citizens, those in the trenches of the GDPR have learned a lot through its first year. This session will compile a panel representing many sides of the GDPR: a privacy professional victim from the Cathay Pacific breach, a CISO from a leading cryptocurrency firm, a CEO in the privacy technology space and the head of blockchain security from one of the most prestigious security firms in the world. Together, the four will share their individual experiences and lessons learned from the first year of the GDPR, including insights after a data breach, best approaches to maintaining a GDPR-‘compliant’ security and privacy programme and thoughts about the future of privacy, including ISO, Blockchain, ePrivacy, cyber security and other issues professionals need to tackle.

What you will take away:
Hear from a diverse group of privacy experts about lessons learned during the first year of the GDPR, including data breach insights and strategies to maintain a GDPR-ready privacy and security programme
Learn more about the trends shaping the future of privacy, including ISO, Blockchain, ePrivacy and more

Moderator: Jason Wai King Lau, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, Regional Leader, Hong Kong, IAPP; CISO, Crypto.com

Scott Carlson, Head of Blockchain Security, Kudelski Security
Chung Kei Dorothy Chau, CIPP/A, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, Senior Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University
Damien Kieran, Global DPO, Legal Director, Associate General Counsel, Twitter Robinson Roe, CIPP/E, CIPM, Managing Director ANZ, OneTrust

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

How to Secure The Chain of Trust
PwC Hackaday 2019 - Cybersecurity Conference
June 20, 2019
There are over 50,000 new malware variant discoveries every day. Companies, on average, take 200 days before realising they’ve been attacked. And once detected, it takes them over 3 days to contain the virus.

​As more people, products and services become connected, the need to proactively address cybersecurity and privacy risks increases. But most companies are not resilient or prepared for cyber attacks or disruptive shocks. Understanding the motivations and tactics of both internal and external adversaries is key.

Jason will be Panel Chair to drive an engaging discussion on Blockchain and Security - how to secure the chain of Trust

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Tags: Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Privacy

Is GDPR a Threat to Blockchain Innovation?
International Association of Privacy Professionals (www.IAPP.org)
June 05, 2019
Blockchain is considered a once-in-a-generation type of innovation. However, from a data privacy perspective, the technology has given rise to many practical concerns regarding the enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Commissioner Wong will provide some insight into the developments from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD), followed by a panel of industry experts exploring the responsible use of Blockchain in the context of GDPR. Panelists will discuss the technological and regulatory concerns with respect to GDPR and make comparisons with the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Is HK ready for these privacy and security challenges, and what can be done to foster Blockchain innovation in HK? Join us for an evening of knowledge sharing and privacy / security industry networking.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Privacy

A Safety Net for Data in the Age of Machine Learning
Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Waterloo
April 04, 2019
Rapid advances in digital technology are transforming most aspects of modern life, but they are also raising some well justified concerns.
As often as not, those doubts centre on the protection of data and guaranteeing the individual’s right to privacy, issues which appear secondary in the general rush towards online commerce, fintech, and social media culture in the virtual world.
However, the importance of addressing such matters and finding the best way forward was the subject of a recent double feature which brought together some leading names in the field.
Billed as the University of Waterloo Dean’s Public Lecture cum The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Knowledge Transfer Forum on Cybersecurity and Privacy, the evening’s keynote speaker explained how blockchain developments are helping to make certain types of data transfer more secure.

https://www.scmp.com/presented/business/topics/knowledge-transfer-forum/article/3004437/polyu-forum-tackles

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

Privacy and Security - Lessons Learned and Ways Forward
www.ISACA.org
April 01, 2019
Panelist:

With a key theme "Emerging Technologies: Risks & Opportunities, A Five-Year Landscape", the conference this year will take a focus on how to mitigate the risks and grasp the opportunities in this uncertain world with numerous changes in the status quo brought by the emerging technologies.

James Tso, Chief Strategy Officer, Masterson Technology Limited
Jason Lau, CISO at Crypto.com, HK Regional Leader for IAPP
Alvin Yeo, Strategic Business Development Director, APAC, NTT Security (HK) Limited
Miro Petri Pihkanen, Partner, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

Understanding the Myths, Facts, Security and Cryptography for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Invotech Hong Kong (www.invotech.org.hk)
February 23, 2018
A Smart City is a connected city, but a smarter city knows how and when to connect. It is time to connect our Smart Citizens with Smart global experts, and contribute to grounding our Smart City. Innovative concepts and ideas can only be made real through real practices, experimentations, and adaptation.

Through an exclusive monthly series of half-day talks/symposiums, conveniently located at H6 CONET, G/F, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, Invotech brings the world to Hong Kong and exposes Hong Kong to the world. Smart Citizens and global experts will be able to co-learn, co-play, co-explore, collaborate, and co-create ways to make Hong Kong into a more competitive city upgrading the quality of living attracting global talents.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity

China Cybersecurity Law: Implications for HK Companies Big and Small (Moderator)
www.ISACA.org
January 16, 2018
China's Cyber Security Laws: Implications for HK companies big and small

Over the past few months, sweeping changes have taken over Mainland China: banning VPN, tightening social communications, levying massive fines for China Telcos, and more.

As a first of its kind event in Hong Kong, we try to discuss the topic with relevance to everyone; from legal, to IT Governance/Compliance, Risk and Technical/Security. Speakers are distinguished industry specialist in their field, and will share their insights. The event is co-organized by ISACA China/HK Chapter (www.ISACA.org), Invotech (www.Invotech.org.hk), and Metta (www.Metta.co).

Join us for some evening keynotes, and a panel discussion organised and co-moderated by Jason W. K. Lau, Cyber Security Specialist from Microsoft, and Emil Chan, VP of HK Blockchain Society. The aim is to highlight and discuss one of the hottest topics in the industry now from a business perspective, from Citizen PII to cross border sovereignty as it impacts companies in HK far and wide; especially if you do business in the mainland, or have partners in the mainland.

What are the risks? What are the implications? What does it mean for your business? What are companies doing about it? Come and join the discussion, as we are planning for this to be an active session with audience Q&A.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

Dialogue with Dr. Robert Kahn, Father of the Internet
Greater China Association of Branding / City University of Hong Kong
November 30, 2017
Robert Kahn is the co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocols and was responsible for originating DARPA’s Internet program. Known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet" and inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Discussion on the future of the Internet and his proposal on "Digital Object Architecture", and how it can be used for the future of the internet and connected devices like IoT.

Jason Lau was invited to be alongside Dr. Kahn for an interactive discussion on the cybersecurity concerns and benefits of "Digital Object Architecture"

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Tags: Cybersecurity, IoT, Leadership

1 Patent
Secure Key Distribution With Application in Cryptocurrency
Jason Lau
July 12, 2019
(Patent Filing Registered; Patent Pending in Some jurisdictions)

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Tags: Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, Fintech

1 Video
HKU Introduction to FinTech
University of Hong Kong
June 06, 2018
The University of Hong Kong (HKU), along with collaborators SuperCharger, Cyberport, CFTE, UNSW Sydney, Microsoft and ACMI, is delighted to bring you Asia’s first FinTech MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Introduction to FinTech.

Introduction to FinTech is a six-week online course on Financial Technology, providing a foundational understanding of the forces that are shaping the world of financial services. The MOOC is taught by a combination of academic and practitioners, as well as prominent guest speakers, to illustrate the content with practical business examples.

HKU FinTech MOOC has received over 40,000 enrolments from all around the world, to be one of the most successful FinTech programmes launched.

Jason's involvement was to record the Cybersecurity and Privacy module and to provide thought leadership on these topics

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

2 Visiting Lecturers
Internet Finance Executive Certificate Course
HKU Space (School of Professional and Continuing Education)
June 18, 2018
Cybersecurity and Privacy thought leadership discussion to Executives and the implications to FinTech development in Asia Pacific

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Fintech, Privacy

Executive Master in Digital Leadership Program
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
June 23, 2017
Hong Kong Polytechnic University invited Jason Lau to guest lecture on cybersecurity and data privacy and the impact it has on Digital Transformation to their Executive Master's programme. This was a class of industry experts who where C-Level / Senior Executives in their respective organisations

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Privacy

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