News

December 2018

by P Y Fung (FMO), Joseph Ng (ESU)

campus ground level carpark of YEUNG
As part of an initiative to build a smart campus, the Carpark Management System at the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Complex (BOC), Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (YEUNG) and Lau Ming Wai Academic Building (LAU) have been upgraded with the video analytics technology. The new Carpark Management System ...

by Andes Cheung

Diagram excerpted from Nutanix HCI solution
Introduction CityU currently maintains its own datacenters to provide an IT infrastructure supporting diverse services for teaching, research, administrative, and management use. Dated back a few decades ago, we have adopted a three-tier architecture consisting of compute, storage and networking ...

by Vicker Leung (OCIO)

Microservices in CityU
In our previous issue (Ref: Network Computing Issue 97 – October 2018), we introduced the newly designed CityU Mobile v2, covering the enhanced UI design, the technologies used in the core, as well as new capabilities like checking room availability, retrieving library loan records, etc. These new ...

by JUCC ISTF

Top 10 Password Manager in 2011
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Authentication is the process of identifying the authenticity of a user. It can be accomplished by means of a combination of login ID (identification) and password (authentication ...

October 2018

by Alex Lam

Trust setup in HKAF
It is very common nowadays for students and staff to access research data, journals and courses online offered by other education institutions or companies over the Internet. The access usually requires users to sign up and create different user accounts. This article will detail how the Computing ...

by Cyril Ha

High Level Network Diagram with Admin Firewall added
Background​ Information System Security has been a key concern over the past many years as more and more business processes rely on Information Technology to operate. Alike many other organizations, the usual first line of defense would be Internet protection with security devices such as a ...

September 2018

by Vicker Leung (OCIO)

CityU Mobile App v2
It has been more than a decade since Apple launched the first iPhone. Since then, the growth of the mobile landscape has never ceased. In 2018, there are 3.5 billion active smartphones worldwide, and it is estimated to reach 5 billion by 2023, which is equivalent to 65% of the global population [1] ...

by JUCC ISTF

Eavesdropping and manipulation
/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ More and more transactions are performed online. Thus, a secured connection has to be ensured between the server and the client. However, connection mainly requires just a server ...

June 2018

by S K Tsui

What is IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to billions of network devices, sensors and actuators around the world capable of gathering data (e.g. temperature, location, etc.) from the environment and sharing the data across the Internet. The data collected will then be analyzed, processed and ...

by Yuki Tam (OCIO)

Multifactor Authentication
Over the past few decades, systems and their data were protected by usernames (IDs) and passwords. However, this is not considered as safe anymore. An attacker can impersonate a user easily when a password or the password database is stolen. Even if the passwords are safely kept, an attacker can ...

by Tony Chan

​ Since the first release of Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft has been providing feature updates for the operating system twice a year. Each version of Windows 10 was serviced with quality updates up to 18 months after its release. Users are strongly advised to upgrade their devices to the latest ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ In universities, some data have to be shared with students, staff, guests whereas others have to remain protected. At the same time, the number of data leak and unauthorized ...

March 2018

by Eric Shai

The CityUWiki, a collaborative platform based on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 has been launched for almost 10 years. Today, there are over 100 sites hosting on this platform. Users have enjoyed the advantage of using it for document management, shared calendar of resource bookings, etc. In order to ...

by Angel Lu and Dr. Crusher Wong

Flipped classroom approach has attracted a lot of attention because of its strong theoretical basis of learning enhancement ,(Bergmann, 20111). Brame (2013)2 suggested that a flipped classroom model encourages higher cognitive learning activities to be carried out during class time, while leaving ...

by Adams Chan (OCIO)

There could be many reasons to start a web project: a new initiative, a new campaign, a new policy, headship turnover in the department where the websites are designated to; the web masters left the University and therefore lack of support; or when the company supporting the website does not deliver ...

by JUCC ISTF

/* The following article is extracted from the "Information Security Newsletter" published by the JUCC IS Task Force. */ Every two years the number of data in the world is multiplied by two1. Data do not remain in the corporate network; they are shared with outside collaborators. Thus, firewall ...