The objective of the “Protect Data, Secure Transaction” Mascot Design Contest is to raise the awareness of information security, adoption of security best practices to protect corporate data and personal sensitive information, and appeal to the public to be vigilant when using online services or conducting online transaction and thereby avoid falling into the trap of the criminals. The mascot design aims to arouse the public to protect data and information, and the importance to secure transaction. Examples of protective measures include do not use online banking services or conduct online shopping on public computers or through public Wi-Fi; customer data and personal sensitive information should be stored in encrypted storage and transmitted in encrypted communication channel; do not disclose sensitive or credit card information on social networking sites, etc. The contest is divided into Open Group, Secondary School Group and Primary School Group. Each participant can enrol to only one group and should submit only one entry, additional entry will not be considered.
Open group: Open to all Hong Kong residents.
Secondary School Group: Open to all secondary students in Hong Kong
Primary School Group: Open to all primary students in Hong Kong
(All persons involved in the planning and execution of the contest are not eligible for joining the contest. They include but not limited to members of the organising committee, judging panel and their immediate family members.) Application and Submission Period: From 20 April 2016 (Wednesday) to 15 July 2016 (Friday)