Financial Practitioners FinTech Training Programme 2022 (Webinar 6): Cyber Threats in Finance

Webinar Series

About this course

Date:  23 Jun 2022

Time:  14:30 - 17:30 with 2 CPD /CPT Hours

Format: Webinar

Fee: HK$775 per head
- It is fully subsidized for participants from registered financial institutions and trade associations in the conditions that the Cyberport Academy Attendance Policy is complied.
- All learners will NOT be given any Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits and/or attendance record if they are late and/or absent from the class for more than a total of 15 minutes.

Learning Objectives:
- Understand the current state of cyber threats financial services are facing
- Get a glimpse of the emerging technologies to combat cybercrime
- Learn how to translate a cybersecurity strategy into actionable business initiatives

Training Content:
Session 1
- Topic: CyberSec – Financial Crimes
- Time: 14:30-16:00
- Language: Cantonese
- Speaker: Mr. Frankie Li, VP & Director, Dragon Advance Tech Consulting
- What to learn: Both Gartner and International Data Corporation (IDC) predict significant spending on cloud technologies for the coming years as the pandemic’s work-from-home arrangements give a hard push. Though cloud technology brings enormous benefits to companies to support their digital transformation, it also exposes the company to new risks and vulnerabilities like malware, loss of data, or inadequate due diligence that can lead to cybersecurity risks. Recent surveys indicate substantial gaps and challenges in applying traditional digital forensics to the cloud paradigm. The industry expert will share the insights on the latest cybersecurity and online crime threats and trends associated with cloud computing, with a focus on Hong Kong.

Session 2
- Topic: Innovative Emerging Technologies in CyberSec
- Time: 16:00-17:30
- Language: Cantonese
- Speaker: Mr. Samuel Ng, Director, Cybersecurity & Analytics
- What to learn: The digitally evolving world has seen a consistent rise in cyber threats, increasing the demand for information security professionals and ethical hackers. Companies need to have the right know-how to use sophisticated technologies to detect and counter cyberattacks. Technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning systems can provide a layer of resilience to these attacks by providing predictive capabilities and preventing attacks before they even happen. The industry expert will dive into cybersecurity risks and how emerging technologies such as AI & Machine Learning can be used to strengthen cyber defence strategies.

Participants could get e-Certificates with earned CPD credits. 

*Participants could have 1 month post training playback at CA Portal Smart Learning.
*This webinar is entitled for 2 hours of HKIB CPD (for all PQ holders), SFC CPT,  PWMA OPT, and ACCA CPD.


Financial Practitioners FinTech Training Programme 2022, FinTech, Cybersecurity
3 - 10 hours
No credit


Deadline: 22 Jun 2022

By the end of this course, you will learn:


Understand the best practices to reduce cyber risks and the specific new threats posed by the cloud


Learn the technologies used to detect cyber-attacks and insider threats


Know the blueprint to respond to some of the cyberthreats (e.g insider fraud, data breaches, phishing attacks, spoofing attacks or compromised business emails)


Gain insights about the latest cybersecurity attacks


Explore the steps to implement and enforce an effective cybersecurity governance


Learn the latest technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence can be used against cyber threats



VP & Director, Dragon Advance Tech Consulting
Frankie is a world-renowned expert in malware and cyber threat analysis. Awarded the SANS Gold Paper, his research results were well published in various world-famous cybersecurity journals and conferences. Frankie is a frequent speaker at top-notch security conferences worldwide, including but not limited to the world-famous US BlackHat conference, the High-Tech Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) conferences, Cyber Security Consortium and (ISC)2 Security Congress.

Frankie’s achievement was widely recognised in the academic world. He is currently teaching Digital Forensics, Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering to Hong Kong University Postgraduate students, a SANS mentor for cybersecurity and digital forensics industry practitioners.


Director, Cybersecurity & Analytics
Hong Kong Applied Science & Technology Institute Passion fuelled cybersecurity professional with leadership trained by armed forces, Samuel has extensive experience in all cybersecurity domains from both technical and management perspectives. He brought value to organisations by balancing governance, controls, and business strategies ultimately upholding the CIA Triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability) at the highest standards. As a 14-years Malaysian army veteran with a master’s degree and multiple infosec-recognised certifications, he progressed his career to Hong Kong,
contributed to various sectors including banking, telecommunication, cloud, IT infrastructures, start-ups etc. Currently exercising his expertise in Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), responsible for strategic planning and leading research directions of cybersecurity and data analytics.