Welcome to the Cyber Security Professional Awards 2023

The Hong Kong Police Force, the Government Computer Emergency Response Team Hong Kong (GovCERT.HK) and the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) take immense pride in co-organizing the Cyber Security Professional Awards (CSPA). This event is a testament to our commitment to unite cyber security experts and best practices from various prominent sectors in Hong Kong, all dedicated to collectively combat cyber threats. It is a unique platform for cyber security personnel to showcase their exceptional skills and a golden opportunity to be recognised for their excellence in the field.

Presentation Ceremony

Date    :  29th February 2024
Venue : HKJC Auditorium, Hong Kong Palace Museum


The CSPA is a pioneering event that has been a hallmark in Hong Kong since 2016. It stands as a premier awards ceremony, celebrating excellence, innovation, and leadership within the cyber security domain across diverse sectors. We recognize individuals in the cyber security field who have demonstrated exceptional prowess in various professional areas, including:

Formulating and implementing innovative cyber security policies

Effectively managing the risks associated with cyber threats

Swiftly identifying and responding to cyber incidents

Articulating the value of cyber security to fellow organizational members


The core objectives of the awards are:

To elevate the status of the cyber security personnel by acknowledging and celebrating their innovations contributions

To foster collaboration and the exchange of cyber security experiences and best practices across sectors, bolstering our collective defense against cyber threats

To inspire cyber security personnel to elevate their skills and knowledge, making significant strides in preventing and detecting technology crimes and cyberattacks

To promote innovation, commitment, leadership, and corporate excellence in cyber security while encouraging continuous improvement in the industry

Selection criteria

The participant must be a personnel working in an organisation in Hong Kong which falls within one of the eight designated sectors:

  • Banking & Finance

  • Transportation & Public Utilities

  • Internet & Cloud Services

  • Cyber Security Education & Training

  • Government Departments & Public Bodies

  • Telecommunication Services

  • Cyber Security Audit & Consulting

  • Cyber Security Startups & SMEs

What makes the participants stand out?

Profound qualifications related to information technology or cyber security

Exceptional performance in the field of cyber security

Adeptness in responding to and preventing cyber security incidents

Proficiency in managing cyber security risk

Evidence of impactful strategies or projects in cyber security

Contributions to promoting cyber security training and education within their organizations

Proof of advancing cyber security through innovative approaches

Event rules

Awardees will be selected by the Judging Panel in January 2024. All awardees and their respective organizations will receive email invitations to the Awards Presentation Ceremony, scheduled on February 29, 2024

All documents or information submitted will be strictly confidential and used solely for the purpose of the awards selection process, in compliance with Cap 486 Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Participants have the right to update their personal data or obtain copies of the information submitted. All documents will be securely destroyed within three months after the results are announced

The Judging Panel retains the ultimate decision-making authority regarding the eligibility of all entries

Photos and videos from the event may be published in organizers’ and co-organizers’ publications and websites

Judges & awards

The Judging Panel will evaluate nominations and select Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Merit Award winners for each of the eight designated sectors. The names of award winners will be featured on the Cyber Security Professional Awards website. A trophy will be presented to each winner at the Awards Presentation Ceremony on February 29, 2024

The esteemed panel of judges comprises experts in cyber security and professionals from the designated sectors

Presentation Ceremony

Date   : 29th February 2024 (THU)
Venue: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Auditorium, Hong Kong Palace Museum



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