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, promoting awareness in their workplaces and 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 8.00am.
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 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 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
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 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.
Thursday, 9 March 2023
Zoom – you will receive the zoom login the day before the seminar.
Registration closes at 4:00 pm on Wednesday 8 March, 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.
Topic: Can we trust Artificial Intelligence?
The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) has existed for well over 35 years, with the University of Auckland offering a course on this topic in the late 1980s. Since then, this topic became less popular and almost disappeared from the world’s attention. With recent developments in information technology, both in software and hardware, has brought this topic to the forefront. Perhaps the most visible aspect of AI was the launch of ChatGPT last year. It allows the generation of an essay on any topic given by a user. Tests were run on a number of topics and results of these tests will be presented at the seminar.
An interesting fact is that this application has become popular among students who are generating essays on topics quizzed by education providers. This raises the issue of how to assess a person’s real knowledge of a topic versus their ability to use AI to generate answers or essays. This issue is applicable to a wider range then educations processes.
How do we adopt this powerful technology not only to education processes but to all aspects of our lives?
Presenter: Lech Janczewski
Dr Janczewski has over 50 years’ experience in information technology.. His area of research includes management of IS resources with the special emphasis on data security. Dr Janczewski wrote above 400 publications presented in scientific journals, conference proceedings and books. He is the chairperson of the New Zealand Information Security Forum, Fellow of the Institute of IT Professionals NZ (former NZ Computer Society), member of New Zealand International Review Group (which mirrors ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection), and Secretary of the IFIP’s Technical Committee 11 on Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems. Since 1 January 2023 he is Honorary Associated Professor at the Univeristy of Auckland.
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.