The Crime Prevention Bureau (CPB) participated in the Asian Securitex Conference 2020 held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 11 to 13.
The conference was regarded as a major event in the security industry in Asia. The soaring cyber, infrastructure and personal safety risks have thrust security issues into the spotlight. Thus the Asian Securitex Conference invited the Hong Kong Police Force and a number of international security associations to explore modern technologies in order to help stakeholders assess their vulnerabilities, modify response protocols and manage risks ahead. A wide range of hot topics such as cybercrime, insider threats, human assets, data ethics, etc., were covered in the conference.
As a member of the conference’s advisory panel, CPB also set up booths in the venue to show publicity and public educational video clips produced by various police units, with a view to reminding participants to beware of crimes. The content of the video clips covered a wide range of issues, from cyber security, various types of scams to counter-terrorism. Officers from CPB distributed crime prevention publicity leaflets and provided advice on crime and scam prevention to participants. Officers from the Inter-Departmental Counter-Terrorism Unit also introduced leaflets to disseminate counter-terrorism information such as “Stay Vigilant to Bomb” and “Run, Hide and Report”.
Moreover, CPB also made special arrangement for Inspector Chan Chi-wing of the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau to explain the latest trends of technology crimes at the conference. Apart from Mr Yip Chun-nam, the Vice-chairman of the Security and Guarding Services Industry Authority, who delivered a speech at the conference, a number of leaders of the security industry were also invited to speak on related topics. The Force actively participated in the conference and received positive feedback from participants.