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China introduces emergency cybersecurity plan

China released Tuesday an emergency response plan for Internet security incidents. The plan was formulated and released by the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, to “improve handling of cybersecurity incidents, prevent and reduce damage, protect the public interest and safeguard national security, public safety and social order.” The plan divides cybersecurity […]

Cyber Security Law to protect foreign business operations

The forthcoming Cyber Security Law will not affect the operations of overseas companies in China, with Chinese experts cautioning some governments and organizations against obstructing cooperation between the Chinese government and foreign companies. China’s first Cyber Security Law, which is scheduled to take effect on June 1, states that operators of key information infrastructure should […]

China’s Cybersecurity Law and Draft Implementation Rules

The law applies to all “network operators” and introduces cybersecurity mechanisms. On November 7, 2016, the Chinese government released a draft version of the Cybersecurity Law (CSL) that will govern China’s cyberspace effective June 1, 2017. The CSL declares the Chinese government’s sovereign authority over the construction, operation, maintenance, and usage of networks in China. […]

China’s new cybersecurity law amended before enforcement

Changes to the language of China’s new cybersecurity law, which will come into force on July 1, could implicate a wider range of products and services, and provide the government with access to foreign companies’ sensitive data and technologies. The law will necessitate many companies to store information within mainland China. Companies storing information via […]

US Attention Shifts Away From Chinese Cyber Threats

Sam Curry, Chief Product Officer at Boston-based Cybereason, said that privatization has changed the perception of China as a cybersecurity risk. “I think for a long time, public enemy number one was China, in everyone’s eyes, the government. They were performing hacking on a very large scale,” said Curry. “I think the first meeting with President […]

Hong Kong watchdog to tighten cybersecurity at brokers after hackers steal HK$110m over 18 months

The Securities and Futures Commission will tighten cybersecurity requirements for Hong Kong stockbrokers after 20 hacking attacks over the past 18 months led to investor losses totalling HK$110 million (US$14.2 million), the regulator said on Wednesday. As well as tightening cybersecurity, the market watchdog will also introduce measures to make it easier for foreigners and […]

Australia and China agree to cooperate on cyber security

Australia and China have agreed to enhanced cyber security cooperation following discussions between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Meng Jianzhu, Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs in Sydney on 21 April. This follows Prime Minister Turnbull raising cyber-enabled intellectual property theft issues with Premier […]

China Expands the Scope of the Data Localisation Requirement under its Cybersecurity Law

On 11 April 2017, the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC) released the draft Security Assessment Measures for Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data (“Draft Measures”). Draft measures and guidelines relating to the Cybersecurity Law (CSL) which was released in November last year, have been expected for a while. The hope has been that […]

Hong Kong firms urged to sharpen focus on cybersecurity

Many private and public organisations in Hong Kong continue to lag in cybersecurity, raising the spectre of potential new breaches as advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and the so-called internet-of-things become mainstream applications in the city, a panel of experts told a forum held by the South China Morning Post on Friday. “It’s already 2017, […]

Interconnected world requires enhanced cyber security

Cyber security has always been an important issue since the internet began to enter people’s lives, and it is even more so now, as the world becomes increasingly connected to form a global cyberspace. In cyberspace, internet users leave their digital footprints that contain personal information. If this falls into the wrong hands through a […]