The New Zealand Information Security Forum has been launched as an independent organization in 1995. Since 2001 it has operated as a Special Interest Group of the New Zealand Security Association.
Members of the NZISF work as independent consultants, members of divisions responsible for information security, academics, students and journalist, all of them interested in information security issues.
The objectives of the NZISF are to:
- Bring together a group comprising individuals, organisations and students who are interested in exchanging ideas, studying and promoting awareness in their workplaces, organisations they belong to and in the general community about Information Security
- Organise or coordinate with other groups to organise seminars and workshops throughout New Zealand for the purpose of promoting information security principles, and furthering knowledge of the subject
- Publicise Information Security related activities within New Zealand and globally by forming relationships with the media, individuals, companies and other organisations
- Provide a resource for individuals, organisations and students with preferential focus
- Liaise with individuals, organisations and students interested in Information Security within New Zealand and globally
- Attendance at regular Forum meetings
- Fee reductions when attending Forum and NZSA sponsored seminars
- Attendance at functions organised by the sponsoring organisations or organisations that the Forum may have an affiliation with
- Opportunities to share ideas with other members of the Forum
- A regular Forum and NZSA newsletters
- Access to information resources, materials, products and services available to the Forum at preferential rates
At present NZISF is organizing or taking part in the following functions:
Organised on the second Thursday of every month, except January. The breakfast sessions are held at Owen Glen Building, the University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Rd, CBD, Auckland, start at 7.30am.
Each session includes a cooked breakfast, 50 min presentation related to information security followed by a discussion.
Announcements are distributed through internet only.
If you think that you could offer an interesting presentation contact Lech at email@example.com
More details in the “NZISF Meetings” and “Next meeting” sections.
All information about these functions is distributed through internet only. NZISF members pay the attendance fee the same as the regular NZSA members.
Functions organised in conjunction with other organisations or endorsed by NZISF; advertised separately.
Currently, NZISF are endorsing the following meetings/conferences:
- IT Security Forum
- OWASP NZ Day
New Zealand Information Security Forum (NZISF) cordially invites you and your friends to the December 2018 breakfast meeting:
Thursday, 6th December 2018
7:30 am, be on time, please!
Seminar Venue: The University of Auckland School of Business, Owen Glen Building, 12 Grafton Rd, CBD, Auckland.
Breakfast: OGGB Building, Level 1, Cafe
Presentation:OGGB Building, Case Study 1, Level 0
NZISF, NZSA and IITP members – $30
Students – $15
All others – $ 35, Cash or cheque, no credit cards.
Alternatively, credit my (i.e. Lech Janczewski) account at: BNZ, Auckland Branch, No: 02 0159 0235063 00. Please put the note with the payment: “NZISF December your name” and send me an email about the payment.
Topic: BYOD Benefits and Challenges
In today’s world there are an increasing number of companies adopting BYOD policies for their employees to use their own devices for work which involves a data separation issue along with cyber threats, hacking and confidential information theft. Is there enough research completed by businesses before adopting BYOD policy for employees? With continuously evolving technology there are many different options available in the market to implement BYOD policy. During the seminar we discuss the effect of BYOD on business and benefits as well as best case scenarios to implement BYOD policy which will help business grow and help employees to do their work more efficiently.
Presenter: Bhavesh Mori
With more than 16 years of ICT experience from small business to multinational companies. Completed masters in information technology and program development experience in machine handling process to OS level coding. With experience in programming, auditing, security and digital forensics he holds various certification like MCSD, MCAD. He is an associated member of IACIS, His experience in the IT industry has included senior consultancy roles in large organisations. These have focused on software development and information security & audits. He is director and principal digital forensic consultant for deCipher Ltd which provides services like computer, mobile & digital forensics as well as expert witness and employee fraud.
This meeting of the New Zealand Information Security Forum is proudly sponsored by:
NZISF is a Special Interest Group of the NZ Security Association.
Car park under Owen Glen Building accessed from Grafton Road. Take lift to Level 1 (Not P1) then enter the building.