Kam Pui CHOW, PhD

Dr Kam Pui CHOW

MA, PhD UC Santa Barbara, MHKIE, MISFS 

Chairman & Founder
CISC Limited

Dr. K. P. Chow, founder and chairman of CISC Ltd, is the Associate Professor of Department of Computer Science and the Associate Director of the Center for Information Security and Cryptography at The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chow’s areas of expertise are cyber security and digital forensics. He was the chief designer of the computer forensic tool Digital Evidence Search Kit (DESK). Dr. Chow has been working on the Internet piracy monitoring systems the Lineaments (Lineament I, Lineament II, Lineament 1+ and Lineament SOCNET. The Lineaments were adopted by HKSAR Customs and Excise Department. Dr. Chow has published research papers on cyber security and digital forensics and computer security in local and international conferences and journals. Two of his research papers got the best paper awards in one of the reputable digital forensics research conference in USA in years 2008 and 2011. One of his research papers “The Rules of Time on NTFS File System” had been submitted to Courts of Hong Kong several times as a supporting document for the expert reports. He was the conference chairman of the Sixth IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics held in January 2010 in Hong Kong. Starting from 2014, Dr. Chow is the Vice Chairman of the IFIP (International Federation on Information Processing) WG 11.9 on Digital Forensics, which is an international body specialized in digital forensics research and practices. Since Jan 2016, Dr. Chow is the Chairman of the Information Security and Forensics Society (ISFS). Due to his contribution to digital forensics, Dr. Chow was the Honoree in the category of “Senior IT Security Professional”, the 3 rd Annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements Program in 2009. In 2013, Dr. Chow received the Faculty of Engineering Knowledge Exchange Award of the University of Hong Kong. Since 2004, Dr. Chow has been invited to be a computer forensic expert to assist the Court and the HK law enforcement agencies, and to give advice to counsels on understanding and interpreting digital evidence for both criminal and civil proceedings in Hong Kong. In criminal proceedings, Dr. Chow has analyzed cases that include child pornography, software copyright, email analysis and Internet fraud. For civil litigations, Dr. Chow has assisted several corporates to perform internal investigations involving digital evidence in digital devices, such as hard disks and mobile phones; analyzed cases that include activity log temporal analysis and insider investigation involving internal data theft.


  • Knowledge Exchange Award of Faculty of Engineering, University of Hong Kong, 2013

  • Honoree in the category of “Senior IT Security Professional” for the Internation Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)2 , The 3rd Annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements Program, 2009

Major Software Projects

  • 2015: SHIELD – Critical Infrastructure Protection System

  • 2015: Social Network Site Monitoring System (Lineament SocNet)

  • 2013: Lineament Monitoring System I Plus

  • 2009-11: Lineament II: Internet surveillance tool that monitor online auction sites for selling potential copyright infringing goods

  • 2006-7: Lineament I: Internet surveillance tool that monitor peer-to- peer piracy activities using BT

  • 2001-4: DESK (Digital Evidence Search Kit)

  • 1999: Strong Crytographic Library (SCL): software library developed by CISC, licensed through Versitech.

  • 1999: Crypto-Tools (e-Cert version): bundled together with HKPost e-Cert.