Macao’s Certification Training Session on Certified Information Security Professionals (CISP) Kicked Off
15/10/2019
In order to strengthen network security in Macao and cultivate more high-calibre talents, the Certification Training Session on Certified Information Security Professionals (CISP), organised by the Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau and the Science and Technology Development Fund and coordinated by the Macao Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre, kicked off at the Jinan University in Guangzhou on 14 October.
      
This training session is one of the annual major tasks of the Working Group on the Industry of Electronics and Information Technology under the Mainland and Macao Science and Technology Co-operation Committee. It has been certified by the China Information Technology Security Evaluation Centre. The 25 Macanese participants came from such key infrastructure operators as the public sector, hospitals, telecommunications companies, information technology companies, insurance companies, and so on. From 14 to 19 October, Macanese students will complete the session and pass the examination to obtain a national-level CISP certification.
 
Lau Wai Meng, Director of the Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau; Cheang Kun Wai, Member of the Administrative Committee of the Science and Technology Development Fund; Shuen Ka Hung, Director-General of the Macao Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre; Zhang Hong, Vice-President of Jinan University; Wei Hua, Director of Qualification Evaluation of the China Information Technology Security Evaluation Centre; Xie Zhaoxia, Deputy Director of the Guangzhou Evaluation Centre; and more than 20 Macanese students attended the opening ceremony. Lau Wai Meng pointed out that the Cyber Security Law would come into effect by the end of this year to ensure the cyber security of critical infrastructure. She remarked that critical infrastructure was the backbone of society, and that financial payments, transportation, telecommunications and healthcare were all reliant on computer information systems. Once the network system is damaged, data is leaked or loss of function occurs, it would affect the normal operation of the whole city, and hence the consequences would be inconceivable. As a result, the training of network security professionals for “key information infrastructure operators” plays a key role in strengthening safeguards.
 
Cheang Kun Wai also noted that the Macao SAR Government had set the development goal for a “smart city” and that information technology would become more popular in the public and private sectors in the future. He hoped that, through the one-week training session, students would have a better understanding of network security, so as to improve and enhance the qualifications and skills of information security personnel in Macao and meet the needs of information security, construction, operation and maintenance, auditing and other personnel training. In the future, based on the response of the industry, FDCT will continue to carry out relevant training.
 
Shuen Ka Hung said that the Macao Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre had always focused on information security training, and every year it offered different information technology courses in response to market needs and changes. This training session was certified by the China Information Technology Security Evaluation Centre, and it marked the country’s highest recognition of information security personnel qualifications. The fact that this training session was fully enrolled highlighted the concern over information security by people from all walks of life.
 
Zhang Hong said that this training session was of great significance in promoting the development of cyber security in Macao, and it also played a very positive role in producing high-calibre talents in cyberspace security in the Greater Bay Area. Two days ago, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China and the National Post-doctoral Management Committee ratified the establishment of the Post-doctoral Research Stations for Cyberspace Security in Jinan University. He hoped that scholars and scientific and technological talents from the two places would take this opportunity to conduct more academic exchanges, thus making contributions to the development of cyberspace security in the Greater Bay Area and China.


From Macao Daily, 15 October 2019, A07: http://www.macaodaily.com/html/2019-10/15/content_1388541.htm​.

 
 

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