An Overview of International Cyber-Security Awareness Raising and Educational Initiatives (2011)

Hong Kong – Campaign 1 – INFOSEC – Information Security is Everybody's Business

This site was created in response to Internet abuse by criminals. The mission of Information Security (InfoSec) is ‘to serve as an one-stop portal for the general public to effectively access information and resources on information security as well as measures and best practices for prevention of cyber crimes.’




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INFOSEC – Information Security is Everybody's Business – multiple, coordinated campaigns



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Copyright 2009; Updated June 2010


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Topics covered:

– News and Events (News and Newsletters, event calendar)

– Promotion & Public Education (Promotion campaign, publications, audio visual productions, games)

-information Security (what is information security?, Why does information security concern me? Why does information security concern my company?, information security in electronic services)

– Virus and malicious codes (viruses & malicious codes alerts, general information, types of viruses & malicious codes outbreak, anti-virus software & malicious code detection tools)

– Protecting yourself (acceptable use of the Internet, keeping self awareness for information security, handling user accounts & passwords, handling your personal information, protecting mobile devices, using instant messaging safely, using webmail wisely, using software, use public computers carefully, safe online social networking, surfing the web and e-shopping, security incident handling for individuals, protecting against spam emails, protecting against phishing attacks, protecting against malicious codes, protecting against spyware and adware, blog safely, securing your wireless network)

– Protect your computer (do not let thieves steal your notebook, sharing of a home computer/notebook, protecting mobile devices, three smart tips to clean PC, using software, handling emails, securing your warless network, disposal of computer equipment containing sensitive information, secure your new PC, encrypt your data)

– Protecting your business (security management, business continuity planning, backup recovery, security incident handling for companies, other tups)

– Computer Related Crime (what is computer related crime?, impacts, preventative measures against computer related crimes, statistics)

– Anti-Phishing (recent phishing attacks, phishing concepts and techniques, protecting against phishing attacks, FAQ’s)

– Technical references (Articles, guidelines and standards, security certifications, security associations and groups)

– Related ordinances

– Public services

– Useful resources (download, useful links, quiz)

– Glossary


– General users (use anti-virus and anti-malicious software, get a firewall, patching your operation system, make regular backups, secure wireless network, safe online social networking, data security when browsing the Internet, protect your privacy, protect against spam emails, protect against spyware &adware, safe e-banking and e-shopping)

– Youngsters and students (One minute test, avoid fake websites, avoid phone fraud, avoid identity theft, blog safely, cyber – bullying, getting rid of viruses and malicious code, playing online games safely, protect your privacy, downloading software, use online auctions safely protect your privacy, use strong passwords, FAQ’s, other resources)

– Parents and Teachers (Internet content filtering, protect children from online threats, set ground rules for children, share home computer, use strong passwords, resources for parents, resources for teachers, other resources)

– IT Professionals (security management, security verifications, web application security, wireless network security, patch management solution, information security standards, public key infrastructure)

– SME (control access to critical information, seek advice & support, handling security incidents, make regular backups, prevent data theft, protect computer assets, protect your website, strengthen physical security, educate & train staff, plan for information security)

Target Audience:

– Children and Youngsters

– Parents and Teachers

– IT Professionals



Video, TV, audio, e.g. <>

Lots of FAQs, e.g. Youngsters & Students FAQs


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1. ‘About Us’ InfoSec <> (accessed 23 June 2010).

2. ‘Site Map’ InfoSec <> (accessed 23 June 2010).

3. ‘Video, Games, Audio’ InfoSec <> (accessed 23 June 2010).