Keynote Speaker

Cybersecurity: Challenges and Recent Developments” 

By Professor Kai-Lung Hui, Chair Professor, Department of Information Systems, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong


Kai-Lung Hui is a Chair Professor in the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics, and Operations Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include cybercrime economics and policy, privacy, IT policy, fintech, and electronic commerce. His research has been published in scholarly journals including American Economic Review: Papers and ProceedingsInformation Systems ResearchManagement ScienceMIS Quarterly, and Journal of Management Information Systems, among others. He is currently serving as a Senior Editor for Information Systems Research and an Editorial Board Member for Journal of Management Information Systems, two of the top three information systems journals used in the Financial Times’ business school rankings.

Professor Hui has provided expert advice and consulting services to various government and non-government organizations. He frequently speaks in conferences and forums on digital piracy, cybersecurity and privacy, fintech, and technology policy. He is an advisor of and UC.NOW. Professor Hui has taught undergraduate, MSc, MBA, EMBA, PhD, and executive courses on cybersecurity and risk management, privacy management, Fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and strategic IT management, among others. He obtained his BBA and PhD degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


The growth of digital and net-enabled businesses brings new security challenges. Many large organizations, including the most popular technology service vendors have fallen victims to cyberattacks. In this talk, the speaker will highlight the emerging challenges in cybersecurity management due to latest technology developments. We will provide an overview of the security state and readiness of Hong Kong and the measures being adopted to address cybersecurity risks. The speaker will conclude with some thoughts on how to better address cybersecurity risks from the economic and policy perspectives.