New Zealand Information Security Forum has been launched as an independent organization in 1995. Since 2001 it operates 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 breadfast, 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 orgnaised 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 July 2017 breakfast meeting:
Thursday, 9 November 2017
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: “Excell” café, Level 1,
Presentation:OGGB Building, Room 325, Level 3
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 March your name” and send me an email about the payment.
Topic: Legal Obstacles to Vulnerability Research
Under the current law, access to a computer system without authorisation is a crime. This means that conducting vulnerability research can be very constrained. Yet the proper testing of systems for possibly vulnerabilities is necessary to maintain up to date security. In this presentation I set out the current law, why it poses problems for vulnerability research which, it is contended, is necessary, the risk of criminal liability and a proposal for a specific defence to a charge of unauthorised access to a computer system.
Presenter: David Harvey
David Harvey (LLB; MJur; PhD) is Director of the New Zealand Centre for ICT Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Auckland. Prior to his appointment to that position in July 2016 he was a District Court Judge for 27 and a half years after having practiced as a barrister and solicitor in litigation for 18 years.
He has taught Law and Information Technology at the Law School for the last 17 years. He has written the leading text on Internet Law in New Zealand “internet.law.nz – Selected Issues” published by LexisNexis and now in its 4th edition. Other publications include “The Law Emprynted and Englysshed: The printing press as an agent of change in law and legal culture 1475 – 1642”, “Collisions in the Digital Paradigm: Law and Rule Making in the Internet Age” published in March 2017 and Entertainment and Media Law in New Zealand co-authored with Dr Rosemary Tobin and published in October 2017.
He has written numerous journal articles and has presented at conferences in New Zealand and internationally on Law and Technology issues. He has been closely involved with judicial use of technology since 1990 and advised and consulted in this area throughout his judicial career. Prior to ascending the Bench he played a significant part in the introduction of technology to the law firm of which he was a partner.
He is married with 2 adult children – one a teacher, the other a lawyer.
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.