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:
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 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.
Thursday, 8 December 2022
Following NZ government current policy on handling Covid-19 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 7 December, 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: Identity and Access Management: The First Line of Defence
The biggest threats to business are typically from external sources and internal risks are often overlooked. Access rights are often provided at the highest levels for convenience and is rarely reviewed. It’s hard to keep up with employees who move around in a growing company, but this is one of the critical ways to protect sensitive data. A lot of software initially gives everyone full access to all information. Individuals are the new first line of defence, who they are, what they are accessing, when they access it and from where they access it. Irshaad will discuss the importance of structuring your organizations security model around Identity with a zero-trust approach and the risks this mitigates.
Presenter: Irshaad Laher
Irshaad started his career as a cloud focussed software developer and quickly became well recognised as a technical lead for all aspects of the development lifecycle. His strong interpersonal and relationship skills allow him to bring his solid grasp of deeply technical matters to his stakeholders in meaningful ways.
Irshaad is a seasoned SailPoint IdentityNow (IDN) certified professional, having worked on IDN implementation projects on an ongoing basis since the product was in its early stages of development (2018). Starting his career as a developer over 12 years ago. Irshaad is always ready to bring his deeply technical skillset when it comes to architecting modern cloud native identity and access management solutions.
Globally, Irshaad’s clients have been amongst some of the largest organisations within financial services and telecommunications sectors. While his key area of expertise lies within identity governance and access management, Irshaad has a strong technical background in development and application support.
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.