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:
Following New Zealand government current policy on handling Covid epidemic the building hosting our meetings is still closed. We would like to continue our seminars and therefore we decided to run it on Zoom. it is definitely a temporary solution. When the situation stabilises we will return to the traditional face to fact session.
Please follow the registration procedure:
- If you would like to attend the meeting transfer $10 to the account: Lech Janczewski at BNZ Auckland branch, account number: 02-0159-0235063-00.
- Click the registration above.
- Your registration will be confirmed by the GST receipt.
- You will get Zoom login information a day before the seminar.
- Registrations close at 5pm on 6 October.
- You may cancel your attendance up to 9am on Wednesday 7 October. In such a case your registration fee will be used for your future attendances of the NZISF (until the end of 2021).
- You may join the meeting from 7.45am on 8 October and the Zoom protocol will place you in the waiting room until 8am.
Thursday, 8 October 2020
This is an online seminar
NZISF, NZSA and IITP members – $10
Students – $10
All others – $ 10
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.
Complying with the new Privacy Act: lessons from overseas
The updated Privacy Act is due to be in force by years end. It contains significant new obligations on all those, including businesses, that will be subject to it. There are also enhanced powers of enforcement for the Privacy Commissioner, through the ability to serve compliance notices on agencies aimed at addressing systemic issues. The recent experiences of dealing with the informational requirements arising from the Covid-19 crisis demonstrated the woeful unpreparedness of many businesses when forced to handle personal information. The new Act will require many to lift their game through better staff training as well as being able to demonstrate accountability in their information handling processes. These will also facilitate ogranisations’ compliance, where required, with requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. This presentation explores case studies from overseas jurisdictions with more mature privacy enforcement systems and the lessons that might reasonably be drawn from these for New Zealand. These include addressing the reasons behind data breaches to prevent their recurrence and evaluating the entire personal data lifecycle to be conscious of what data is needed and when it should be deleted (the right to be forgotten).
Gehan Gunasekara is an Association Professor in Commercial Law at the University of Auckland Business School. He specialises in the areas of franchising law and information privacy law. He has published widely in these areas both locally and overseas. He is currently researching the regulation of internet platforms in the context of the dissemination of fake news and hate speech and has previously researched privacy issues connected with online social networking.
Gehan is a regular commentator and contributor to debate in national media on privacy issues and served as a member of the academic reference committee for the Review of the Privacy Act by the Law Commission. He is Chair of Privacy Foundation New Zealand Inc., a not for profit organisation engaged in privacy research and education.
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.