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First 15-20 minutes is for networking
Sandwiches and Beverages included

Hosted by the Information & Communication Technology Committee
Cybersecurity has been a hot topic for some years with respect to areas such as online banking. But of far greater concern from a national and business viewpoint, is the threat of criminals and state and non-state players in disrupting the fabric of the critical infrastructure that we depend upon; air traffic control, power distribution, the financial system, the Internet and all communications.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is responsible for leading the development of a voluntary framework – based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices – for reducing cybersecurity risk to critical infrastructure.
NIST has been developing the Framework by collaborating extensively with critical infrastructure owners and operators, industry leaders, government partners, and other stakeholders.
NIST is developing such a roadmap that will include areas for further development and harmonization. These may include: authentication; automated indicator sharing; conformity assessment; cybersecurity workforce; data analytics; international aspects; privacy standards; and supply chain risk management. Many of these issues will touch upon international trade for Hong Kong with the U.S.
On February 13, 2014, NIST expects to publish the Cybersecurity Framework. Mr. Tim Grance, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Computer Security Division is a core member of the team that has written the Framework, and will outline keys points of the Framework and how it affects international trade on which Hong Kong and US companies operating here, depend.


The American Chamber of Commerce in HK
1904 Bank of America Tower
12 Harcourt Road

Central, Hong Kong

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