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, 14 September 2023
Zoom – you will receive the zoom login the day before the seminar.
Registration closes at 4:00 pm on Wednesday 13 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.
Topic: Revenue assurance to assurance: the importance of measurement in computer security, ten years on
In 1995, Netscape rolled out SSL, a protocol that’s crucially dependent for its security on certificates created by third-party CAs, but for the first one and a half decades of its existence no-one had ever tried to measure how effectively these were being handled. When a volunteer-run project by the EFF did finally examine the situation, they found a chaotic mess that still hasn’t been fully untangled. This talk looks at various failures of measurement both in and outside the field of computer security where it’s more widely encountered as revenue assurance, and applies lessons from that field to computer security mechanisms.
Presenter: Peter Gutmann
Peter Gutmann is a researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland working on design and analysis of cryptographic security architectures, security usability, and embedded systems security. He helped write the popular PGP encryption package, has authored a number of papers and RFC’s on security and encryption including serving as the final editor of the world’s longest-running security RFC, RFC 8894, and is the author of the open source cryptlib security toolkit, “Cryptographic Security Architecture: Design and Verification” (Springer, 2003), and an upcoming book “Engineering Security”. In his spare time he pokes holes in whatever security systems and mechanisms catch his attention and grumbles about the lack of consideration of human factors in designing security systems
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.