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Crypto.com, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, announced today that its Chief Information Security Officer, Jason Lau, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business’s new Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) programme.

Through an intensive selection process, the University selected and invited Jason Lau for an Adjunct Professorship in Cybersecurity and Privacy, as well as a seat on its Advisory Board alongside industry leaders from Tencent, Alipay, IBM, UBS, Ant Financial, Deloitte, Ping An Bank, and others. Tapping on their expertise, the curriculum covers subjects including Financial Analytics, Machine Learning, Financial Computing, Textual Analysis, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Algorithmic Trading, Financial Fraud, and Regulatory Compliance.

The Masters programme is a response to today’s fast-growing data-driven economy, and encourages students to develop new insights and perspectives towards emerging technologies through lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, case studies, and expert sharing from industry practitioners,

Jason Lau, Chief Information Security Officer of Crypto.com said, “I am humbled by HKBU’s professorship appointment and honoured to be on their industry advisory board to shape the fintech programme. The programme launch comes at a time as FinTech and cybersecurity have been cited as areas with the greatest skills gap in Hong Kong. It is critical for university programmes to equip students with future-ready knowledge and practices on areas such as cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptocurrency, that can add value to their careers in the real world.”

Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder and CEO of Crypto.com said, “We have a social responsibility to give back to our home market and to empower the next generation as we brace ourselves for a rapidly changing world. We congratulate Jason on his professorship and his commitment to drive cybersecurity, privacy and cryptocurrency awareness at HKBU and in the region. This is very much in line with our mission to accelerate the global adoption of cryptocurrency.”

HKBU is the only university in Asia with a post graduate programme which has an official affiliation and course material from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Visit the link here for more details on the programme.

 

SOURCE Crypto.com