NZISF

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 lech@auckland.ac.nz

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

12/02/2015
12/03/2015
09/04/2015
14/05/2015
11/06/2015
09/07/2015
13/08/2015
10/09/2015
08/10/2015
12/11/2015
10/12/2015

Registration

To register for this seminar click here
To place your name on the NZISF mailing list click here
To remove your name from the NZISF mailing list click here

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

Date

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Time

7:30 am, be on time, please!

Venue

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

Cost

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: Cognitive Security now has a New Line of Defence

Business is booming in the world of cyber-crime. The internet acts as a global incubator for trailing new economic models such as ransomware, and even renting botnets (it’s now possible to rent a 400,000 computer botnetand DDoS anyone you like). Traditional security approaches cannot move fast enough to respond to the number or speed of evolving threats, yet worldwide we face a shortage of security specialists. Business is booming in the world of cyber-crime. The internet acts as a global incubator for trialling new economic models such as ransomware, and even renting botnets (it’s now possible to rent a 400,000 computer botnetand DDoS anyone you like). Traditional security approaches cannot move fast enough to respond to the number or speed of evolving threats, yet worldwide we face a shortage of security specialists.
When are you going to commence your own Cognitive Security journey?

Presenter: John Martin

John is a Senior Security Architect & Security Practice Leader for IBM NZ. He is an Open Systems Master level certified architect. His qualifications include Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Systems Security Architect Professional (ISSAP). He is a Chartered Information Technology Professional, and ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). He is a member of the British Computer Society, (Certified Information Technology Professional). He is an IT Certified Professional (with the Institute of IT Professionals (ITCP). He holds a Master’s degree in Managing Information Systems from the University of Salford, UK. He has over 37 years of experience in the various security and privacy fields.
He was formally trained originally as a Maritime Radio Officer before joining the Diplomatic Wireless Service within the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), where he worked extensively overseas for 20 years. After leaving the FCO he joined the commercial world with Marconi SecurTrust as their Principal Security Consultant. He migrated to New Zealand with his wife in 2000 and joined Logical Networks as a contractor, before becoming their Principal Security Consultant. He joined IBM in June 2004, after the Logical Network acquisition. He was a member of the Netsafe board for 12 years. He is involved in Civil Defence Emergency Communications and Amateur Radio Emergency Communications as a volunteer. The rest is history..

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

Topic

NZISF is a Special Interest Group of the NZ Security Association. For more information about us see: http://www.security.org.nz/nzisf.php

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.

Contacts

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
Email: l.janczewski@auckland.ac.nz

NZ Security Association Inc
PO Box 33 936
Takapuna
North Shore City 0740
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 486 0441
Fax: +64 9 486 0442
Email:nzsa@security.org.nz