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 once Covid-19 protocols allow.
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 protected]
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 breakfast meeting:
Please follow the registration procedure:
- If you would like to attend the meeting transfer your registration fee to the account: Lech Janczewski at BNZ Auckland branch, account number: 02-0159-0235063-00.
- Click the registration above. Attach in the email a copy of your transfer receipt, if you require a vegetarian breakfast and if you require a receipt.
- Your registration will be confirmed by the GST receipt.
- Registrations close the day before the meeting.
- You may cancel your attendance up to 9.00am the day before the meeting. In such a case your registration fee will be used for your future attendances of the NZISF (until the end of 2021) or you may request a refund. No refunds for cancellations after the above time or for not attending the seminar.
- Please register your arrival in the building using NZ Covid Tracer.
Thursday, 9 September 2021
Following NZ government current policy on handling COVID epidemic the building hosting our meetings is closed. But we would like to continue our seminars and therefore we decided to run it on ZOOM. It is a temporary solution. When the situation stabilises, we will return to the traditional f2f sessions.
You will receive the zoom login the day before the seminar.
Registration closes at 4:00 pm on Wednesday 8 September, register early!
NZISF, NZSA and IITP members – $10
Students – $10
All others – $ 10
To receive student discount you should use your teaching institution student’s account.
Please pay via bank transfer to Lech Janczewski account at: BNZ, Auckland Branch, No: 02 0159 0235063 00. Please put the note with the payment: “NZISF, currrent month, your name” and send me an email about the payment.
Falling Victim to Malicious Actors on Social Media
The presentation is about the process I went through to education myself and the result I had once i engaged with the NZ Police to try and clear my name from the harassment charges I’d been threatened with and what I do now to help people in the same situation.
My personal account was accessed, altered and used for the purpose of attacking individuals to discredit me and my reputation. It created long-lasting damage to my reputation and relationships with friends and family. It resulted with Police charges that I was threatened with because of the over-the-top and excessive harassment that my friends and family were receiving. I shall tell you what I did to find this out, stop it, and find out what happened, how it happened, who did it, and why.
Currently I am a Caseworker at ID Care. I manage clients who are victims of cyber crime, identity theft, scams and data breaches. I deal with a varied caseload from small benign data breaches to million-dollar cases of investment fraud to sextortion cases and identity theft. Each case has its own nuance and difficulties and there are many people from all different walks of life that I help mitigate future problems from their current situation.
My history is in sales and farming, it wasn’t until I was the victim of identity theft that I became educated in the security field and now have a BCS majoring in Networking and Linux Security. I am working towards multiple security certificates to increase my knowledge and skills.
I also volunteer at Age Concern and offer my time to help the older generation with their tech issues and teach them about how to keep themselves safe and security while using modern devices.
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.