New Zealand Information Security Forum

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:

Monthly breakfast Session

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

More details in the “NZISF Meetings” and “Next meeting” sections.

All NZSA organised functions

All information about these functions is distributed through internet only. NZISF members pay the attendance fee the same as the regular NZSA members.

NZISF – endorsed functions

Functions orgnaised in conjunction with other organisations or endorsed by NZISF; advertised separately.

Currently, NZISF are endorsing the following meetings/conferences:

  1. IT Security Forum
  2. OWASP NZ Day



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New Zealand Information Security Forum (NZISF) cordially invites you and your friends to the July 2015 breakfast meeting:


Thursday, 13 April 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: A roadmap for digital forensic standardisation

Recent digital forensics standardization efforts led to the publication of various international standards, such as ISO/IEC 27043 – Incident investigation principles and processes. This particular standard, however, covers the breadth of the general digital forensic investigation process. Efforts are currently underway on ISO level to also come up with standards that would cover the depth for the various phases within the digital forensic investigation process. This presentation will focus on a roadmap for digital forensic standardisation into the near and distant future and will also show how industry and academia should be involved in paving this roadmap. Since we are living in an era where there is a need for ever more interconnectedness, digital forensic investigation principles should not fall behind. We will require various and specific standards in order to cater for efficient digital forensic investigation principles, taking into account the current challenges that are faced with digital forensic investigations in the volatile cloud and in virtualised environments.

Presenter: Hein Venter

In his research career over the past 16 years, Prof Venter has established an international research reputation in cyber security and cyber forensics. Prof Venter is the research group leader for the Information and Computer Security Architectures (ICSA) research group at the University of Pretoria where he collectively supervises 30 Computer Science postgraduate students. Prof Venter has engaged in considerable international collaboration, the most noteworthy being his contribution to the standardisation of the digital forensic investigation process at ISO SC27. He initiated the process and was appointed as main editor of the standard. The standard is entitled “ISO/IEC 27043: Information Technology – Security Techniques – Incident Investigation Principles and Processes”, and was published in March 2015 by ISO. He is currently editor of ISO/IEC 27035: Information Technology – Security Techniques – Incident Investigation Part 3: Incident investigation operations”.
Prof Venter recently served on a panel that was tasked by the federal Department of Science and Technology to come up with a national cyber security research agenda for South Africa.

This meeting of the New Zealand Information Security Forum is proudly sponsored by:


NZISF is a Special Interest Group of the NZ Security Association. For more information about us see:

Car park under Owen Glen Building accessed from Grafton Road. Take lift to Level 1 (Not P1) then enter the building.

Click here to see location on Google Maps.

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.


Mr Lech Janczewski
Associate Professor
The University Of Auckland
Department of ISOM
Private Bag 92019
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 373 7599, ext 87538

NZ Security Association Inc
PO Box 33 936
North Shore City 0740
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 486 0441
Fax: +64 9 486 0442