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Hong Kong: SFC consults on proposed measures to improve cyber security for internet trading of securities in Hong Kong

A two-month consultation on proposed measures to reduce and mitigate cyber security risks associated with internet trading of securities in Hong Kong (the Consultation) was launched on 8 May 2017 by the Securities and Futures Commission (the SFC). The Consultation follows a recent review by the SFC of resilience of brokers in Hong Kong to … Continue Reading

Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s fintech sandbox

On 6 September 2016, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) released a circular advising the launch of its Fintech Supervisory Sandbox (Sandbox). The Sandbox is intended to facilitate pilot trials of newly developed technologies and applications by authorized institutions (AIs) without the need to achieve full compliance with HKMA’s requirements, thereby allowing AIs to collate … Continue Reading

Hong Kong Monetary Authority strengthen cybersecurity controls on banks

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is taking action to tackle cyber security in the banking sector in Hong Kong through the Cybersecurity Fortification Initiative (CFI) – a new comprehensive initiative announced on 18 May, which aims to raise the level of cybersecurity of the banks in Hong Kong. This follows a similar initiative by … Continue Reading