Hoplite Technology at GOVirtual Business Expo & Conference
Bank-level cybersecurity demo for SMEs
Held on the 10th – 12th of June, the 3-day event that took place at the HKCEC gathered people from different industries who were all eager to demonstrate their business and expertise.
For the last few years, Hoplite Technology (based in Hong Kong Science Park) has developed a set of cybersecurity tools that aims at helping SMEs with a limited budget on cybersecurity to enjoy a bank-level cybersecurity standard.
We were more than happy to see people being interested in our products especially our cybersecurity card game Anti-Hack Operation (AHO), a game that trains employees' cybersecurity awareness in such a fun approach.
Launch a privacy-by-default
APBot is a cloud-based anti-phishing AI tool
14 Jan 2021, Hong Kong -- With an inherent emphasis in "privacy-by-default", Hoplite Tech, an innovator in cybersecurity, announced today the new launch of a free anti-phishing solution named Anti-Phishing Bot (APBot) to protect everyday users against phishing attacks.
Hoplite shares views on improving public cyber resilience
30 Oct 2020, Hong Kong --Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (HKCERT) held its annual Advisory Group Meeting in late Oct. Hoplite Tech CEO Antony was invited to share his views on improving public resilience against cyber risks. Attending as the Chair of Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong and Macau Chapter, Antony pointed out the use of Two Factor Authentication (TFA) was especially crucial for SaaS platform and he analyzed patterns of recent phishing attacks against SMEs. He explained that 'Account take-over' was still a high risk for cloud platforms and some SaaS providers were slow in practicing TFA. On phishing emails, individual judgements become more important since there is no colleague to consult especially during WFH. He also said that small business needed to be aware of phishing email scams as there was an upward trend in financial fraud loss via phishing.
Strengthen Cybersecurity with D-Biz Funding
HK Govt Distance Business (D-Biz) Program
25 May 2020, Hong Kong -- During the epidemic period, there have been grave concerns over cybersecurity especially when employees are using their own computers to access company files and data. HK Govt D-Biz program provides funding support through fast-track processing for enterprises to adopt IT solutions for developing distance business.
This is our second funding after Cyberport seeding fund in 2019. The funding from HKSTP as incubatee will enable us for commercialisation of our cybersecurity product. We are moving into another phase of the product development in 2020.
Our Company Mission has evolved to:
IT Security and Cloud Security for SMP/SME @ HKICPA
Fintech Education for Certified Public Accountants - Cybersecurity and Data Protection
26 Aug 2019, Hong Kong -- Antony Ma was invited to talk to a group of over 80 Certified Public Accountants about cyber security and cloud security on August 19 at Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). This seminar aimed to providing accountants with the latest technology and solutions to tackle cybersecurity issues and protect data, and identify the relevant law and regulations that organizations should pay attention to. Antony also talked about the importance of assessing cyber security risk for small to medium sized corporates. He also introduced the concept of cyber insurance to the accountants and how cyber insurance can mitigate cyber security risks as part of its ERM for SMP/SMEs.
If you would also like to arrange a bespoke cybersecurity training for your staff, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Poor Man's Way of Gaining Cyber Risk Visibility @ Cyberport
Cyber Insurance Broker & Insurer Join Hands with Hoplite Technology
8 Aug 2019, Hong Kong -- Hoplite Technology presented their latest CyRisk Assessment tool to the public at the Cyberport Smart Space lunch gathering. Antony Ma, CEO of HopliteTech explained the importance of cyber security visibility and the use of cyber risk assessment. A product demo was held at the presentation. HKGI, an insurance broker & one-stop financial advisor and AIG, an insurer that is offering cyber insurance, also joined hands with HopliteTech to answer the questions from the audience on cyber insurance coverage. If you missed this lunch gathering and want to learn more about HopliteTech service offerings, please email us at email@example.com .
Poor Man's Way of Gaining Cyber Risk Visibility @ Cyberport Smart Space on August 8, 2019
Cyber Risk Assessment Demo for Small to Medium Size Companies
Or you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and inquiries.
Rundown: 12:15 – 12:45pm Registration, Networking and light lunch (Provided by Cyberport) 12:45 – 1:45pm Sharing Session:
Why lacking metrics will lead to high cyber risk in your company
How to gain visibility and confidence by using well known best practices
Demonstration of cyber risk assessment for SMEs
1:45 – 2:00pm Q & A
How to Include Cyber Insurance in Enterprise Risk Management Panel Discussion @ (ISC)2 Secure Summit APAC
Cyber Insurance Buyer, Intermediary and Seller perspectives on Risk Management
11 July 2019, Hong Kong -- The panel discussion was held at (ISC)2 Secure Summit APAC where Antony Ma of Hoplite Technology was the moderator. Antony delineated the trend and need of risk assessment & cyber insurance in legal and business perspective and Stanley Wong, Country President, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau of Chubb Insurance explained how cyber insurance can be part of the ERM. Fuller Yu, Chief Information Security Officer of Hospital Authority Hong Kong advised that the process of cyber insurance purchase helped companies assess where the company's crown jewel lies and review the company risk exposure. Active discussion was also held on the floor where the attendees were very much interested in the actual coverage of cyber insurance especially on the fines from the regulators.
Experience Sharing of e-Banking Independent Assessment @ Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Enhance Bank Staff’s Understanding in Performing Effective Independent Assessment
28 June, 2019, Hong Kong -- Antony Ma of Hoplite Technology was invited to share his experience in key risks and controls over e-banking services and emerging technologies in mid-June 2019 at this Sharing . Together with Partner & Consultants of PwC, Antony spoke about independent assessment according to the HK Monetary Authority Supervisory Policy Manual TM-E-1 with focus on essential risk and control assessment, common vulnerabilities and security issues. The sharing was attended by senior management in second line of defence (mainly IT risk management) and third line of defence (mainly internal audit) of Hong Kong banks operators. If you are interested in getting to know more about independent risk assessment, please contact us at email@example.com .
Exhibiting @ Hong Kong ICT EXPO 2019
Demonstrate our Cyber Security Health Check System
April 13, 2019, Hong Kong -- Hoplite Technology team is exhibiting at Hong Kong ICT EXPO and we are demonstrating our Cyber Security Health Check at our Booth 3CON-C05 on Level 3 of Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Come & meet us there!
Global Money Week in Macau
Promote Youth's Financial Awareness
March 26, 2019, Hong Kong -- This week Macau has been packed with lots of cyber and financial awareness activities especially for the youth as the Global Money Week (GMW) event was organised by Macau Institute of Financial Services and the Macau University of Science and Technology in collaboration with Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. GMW is a global initiative that promotes youth’s financial awareness and sensitivity through education and events. Antony delivered a presentation at the opening event where he encouraged the youth to equip themselves with cyber security knowledge. Antony was also interviewed by Macau media about cyber security for online banking and about online payment security. Media coverage: Macau Post Daily, Exmoor News, TDM, MacaoDaily .
Data Crisis Management Seminar @HKIoD
Initial 48 hours from a data leak
Mar 7, 2019, Hong Kong -- Every company should look at its data breach preparedness and business continuity plans to ensure proper response in the event of a data crisis. Everyone has a role to play in maintaining data integrity and securing the continuation of business operations. A data crisis management is one of the most discussed boardroom issues nowadays. Antony delivered a seminar on data crisis management and duty of care at Hong Kong Institute of Directors. Antony dissected several real life incidents including SingHealth data breach and analysed every hour of the breach with cyber kill chain. It is a practical lesson for any C-suite executives and IT specialists. The duty to disclose is also another area that every business should look at due to the stringent requirements of mandatory data protection regulations.
Talk to us if you would like to conduct a group or in-house training for data leak crisis management for your organisation.
Hoplite Technology Secured Funds from Cyberport
Feb 27, 2019, Hong Kong -- Hoplite Technology is pleased to announce that it has successfully secured grants from the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) Scheme of Hong Kong. A seed funding of HK$100,000 is awarded to Hoplite Technology. The CCMF scheme encourages innovation and creativity by sponsoring high potential digital tech start-up projects and business ideas. The fund will be used for the development of proof-of-concept prototype product for Hoplite Technology’s cyber insurance platform.
Established in 2018, Hoplite Technology promotes risk visibility, aiming to help corporate fully understand cyber risks in a way that it can be described, comprehended, compared and explained. Hoplite Technology develops sensors, automated risk assessment tool and cyber risk index for cyber insurance companies and businesses.
“Risks impede trust and we cannot eliminate risk totally. A holistic approach in managing cyber attacks and accidental data leaks must include cyber insurance*. Our cyber insurance platform will help businesses examine their own risk assessment and also promote the reach of cyber insurance in the market,” says Co-founder & CEO, Antony Ma, CCSP, LLM.
*Global cyber insurance market accounted for USD 4.2 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 22.8 billion globally by 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 27% between 2018 and 2024.
Effective on: 2020-09-02
Introduction and Scope
Hoplite Technology Limited ("Hoplite," "we," "us," "our") takes the protection of personal data very seriously. Hoplite Technology is the developer of Anti-Phishing Bot. This Privacy Notice (the "Notice") addresses data subjects whose personal data we may receive in our Anti-Phishing Bot software application (the "Service"). This Notice does not apply to personal data we collect by other means, such as personal data that we receive directly through Hoplite's own publicly accessible website.
What Information does Hoplite Collect?
We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us. When you create a new Hoplite or Anti-Phishing Bot account, we will solicit your consent to connect your Gmail, Google Suite, Microsoft 365 or Outlook account to your Hoplite APIs, thereby providing us with access to your email headers and meta data. We access and store a subset of data from your Gmail, Google Suite, O365 or Outlook account to provide you with our Services.
The App will only use access to read, write, modify, or control Gmail, Google Suite, Microsoft 365 or Outlook message bodies (including attachments), metadata, headers, and settings to provide a web email client that allows users to compose, send, read, and process emails and will not transfer this Gmail, Google Suite, Microsoft 365 or Outlook data to others unless doing so is necessary to provide and improve these features, comply with applicable law, or as part of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets.
Hoplite acts as an agent, also known as a data processor, for the PII we process for our customers through the Service. This means that Hoplite’s customers determine the type of PII they provide to the Service for Hoplite to process on their behalf. Hoplite generally has no direct relationship with the individuals whose PII it receives from its customers and Hoplite’s customers are responsible for providing notice to the individuals whose PII will be collected and provided to Hoplite.
Purpose of Processing PII
We process PII submitted by our customers for the purposes of providing the Service to our customers, which typically involves our anti-phishing program.
Basis of Processing
Within the scope of this Notice, we process PII based on the documented instructions of our customers.
We delete the PII submitted to us by customers and business partners within 90 days of receiving a request to delete from our customers or the data subject unless applicable law requires a different retention period.
Sharing PII with Third Parties
We share PII with our corporate affiliates and our service providers, who process PII on behalf of Hoplite, and who agree to use the PII only to perform the Services for us or as required by law. Our service providers include businesses that provide:
internet hosting and infrastructure services;
office management services; cloud storage services; and customer service software.
Our service providers may be located within or outside of the United States; however, we will require that those third parties maintain at least the same level of confidentiality that we maintain for such PII.
Other Disclosure of PII
We may also disclose PII: to the extent required by law or if we have a good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to comply with official investigations or legal proceedings initiated by governmental and/or law enforcement officials, or private parties, including but not limited to: in response to subpoenas, search warrants, or court orders, provided that in such instances we may not be able to ensure that such recipients of your PII will maintain the privacy or security of your PII;
if we sell or transfer all or a portion of our company’s business interests, assets, or both, or in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, or other company change; or to our subsidiaries or affiliates only if necessary for business and operational purposes.
We use and may transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data, which does not include any PII, about our Service for any legal business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible business opportunities.
We use session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies may remain even after you close your browser, but always have an expiration date. Most of the cookies placed on your device through our Services are first-party cookies, since they are placed directly by us. Other parties, such as Microsoft, may also set their own (third-party) cookies through our Services. Please refer to the policies of these third parties to learn more about the way in which they collect and process information about you.
Data Integrity & Security
Hoplite has implemented and will maintain technical, administrative, and physical measures that are reasonably designed to help protect PII from unauthorized processing such as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Access, Review & Deletion
If we store PII about you, you may have a right to request access to, and the opportunity to update, correct, or delete, such PII. You may also have the right to opt out of having your PII shared with third parties and to revoke your consent that you have previously provided for your PII to be shared with third parties, except as required by law. You also have the right to opt out if your PII is used for any purpose that is materially different from, but nevertheless compatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you. Requests should be sent to the Hoplite customer who provided your PII to Hoplite, or to Hoplite directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hoplite has limited rights to access PII our customers submit to our Service. Therefore, if you contact us with such a request, please provide the name of the Hoplite customer who submitted your PII to our Service. We will forward your request to that customer and provide assistance to our customers, as needed, as they respond to your request.
Inquiries or Complaints
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Hoplite commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of personal data. For inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy, you may contact us by emailing email@example.com. Hoplite representatives will respond within 24 days.
Hoplite Technology Limited is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Hong Kong SAR Law.
Changes to this Notice
If we make any material change to this Notice, we will post the revised Notice to this web page and update the "Effective" date above to reflect the date on which the new Notice became effective.
If you have any questions about this Notice or our processing of your PII, please write to our privacy contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail at:
Hoplite Technology Limited.
Unit 538 , 19W , Hong Kong Science and Technology Park
Please allow up to four weeks for us to reply.