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CEM held the 3rd Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau Power Industry Cyber Security Symposium

Macau, 27 May 2019

To strengthen exchange and cooperation in cybersecurity between electricity enterprises in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, four major electricity enterprises from the three regions, namely, China Southern Power Grid Company Limited (CSG), China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), CLP Holdings Company Limited (CLP) and Companhia de Electricidade de Macau - CEM. S.A. (CEM), take turns to hold the Power Industry Cyber Security Symposium every year. Through the event, each party is able to strengthen their connections, fully recognize the importance of cybersecurity work, and facilitate cooperation and orderly development to build the “community of shared future for the regional cyberspace of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau”. This year, the Symposium was organized by CEM in Macau from 23rd to 24th May.

Executives from the four enterprises attending the Symposium included Wang Zhiyin, Deputy Director of CSG IT Department; Yang Xiaochen, Director of CGN Information Technology Center Information Security and Planning Office; Fong Yick Chung, Senior Manager of CLP Process Control, and Evan Liu, Director of CEM Power and Networks Dispatch Department and Information Systems Department.

Evan Liu said in his speech that cybersecurity of the power industry is vital to the normal operation of all information systems, automation systems and equipment, and is the basis for ensuring safe and stable operation of the power system. In case of any information loss, leakage or assault on the systems, the national security, public interests and the security of system operation will be seriously threatened, which will entail economic losses. As the Internet is highly developed today, power companies face many cybersecurity challenges, such as shortage of experienced cybersecurity talents, hidden risks as a result of loopholes in internal systems and official websites, and inadequate capacity for cybersecurity contingency management. To resolve these problems, it is necessary to step up efforts in the wider use of cybersecurity technologies and cultivate more talents in cybersecurity.

For this year’s Symposium, CEM invited Zhu Hong, Director of Huawei EBG Energy System Department; Anthony Lai, Director of Knownsec x VXRL Hong Kong, and Kelvin Tu, Manager of Information Security Operation Center of Boardware Information System Limited to share the cutting-edge information of the industry.

Keynote speakers from the four enterprises and the topics of their articles were as follows: “Endpoint Management & Incident Containment and Isolation” by Benjamin Li, Assistant Engineer of Infrastructure Management Unit of CEM Information Systems Department; “Mechanism for Handling Emergencies in CEM’s Backbone Communication Network” by Cesar Lee, Engineer of System Dispatch Engineering Unit of CEM Power and Networks Dispatch Department; “Network Security Situational Awareness of Power Monitoring System” by Wu Jinyu, Director of Network Security Office of CSG System Operation Department; “Monitoring and Early Warning System for Information Security Operations” by Fan Kai, Deputy Director of CSG Information Department; "CGN’s Network Security Situational Awareness System Based on Big Data" by Zhang Hua, Manager of Information Security of CGN Information Technology Center; "Integrated Solution for Network Security of Industrial Control System" by Li Shi, Director of Instrument and Control Department of CGN Daya Bay, and “Accident Response Exercise” by Anita Lee, Manager of CLP Cyber Security Department.

Besides the sharing of articles, representatives from each party also visited Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L (CTM) to learn about the largest IT data center and network management center in the telecommunications industry of Macau.

Other CEM representatives attending the Symposium include: Joao Ho, Senior Manager of Infrastructure Management Unit of Information Systems Department, and Kitty Ieong, Senior Manager of System Dispatch Engineering Unit of Power and Networks Dispatch Department, etc.

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