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.
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@example.com
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:
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Seminar Venue: The University of Auckland School of Business, Owen Glen Building, 12 Grafton Rd, CBD, Auckland.
Breakfast: OGGB Building, Level 1, Cafe
Presentation: OGGB Building, Room 325, Level 3
NZISF, NZSA and IITP members – $30
Students – $15
All others – $ 35, Cash or cheque, no credit cards.
Alternatively, credit my (i.e. 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.
Attention: NZISF is a non-profit organisation. We are catering for all our members and friends and your place is reserved at the function. However, we must pay catering costs even if you do not attend the meeting. Therefore, until midday Wednesday, the day prior to the meeting, we are happy to receive your apologies. In the case of no-show we will ask you to pay $30.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) – an overview
In this presentation Dr. DiLeo will provide an overview of OWASP, along with insights into how you can leverage OWASP projects, tools and training to enhance your organisation’s application security programme. After a brief overview of the history, mission and current structure of OWASP John will present summaries of its flagship projects and events. The discussion will conclude with an overview of OWASP’s New Zealand Chapter and its activities throughout the country.
On a related note:
The OWASP New Zealand Chapter is also hosting their annual conference, here at the Business School, in February. Registration for the main conference on Friday 21 February is free but pre-registration (through EventBrite) is essential. For more information visit the conference website.
There are also nine pre-conference training classes offered Wednesday and Thursday, 19-20 February. Course topics include Secure Coding, Threat Modelling, Mobile Security Testing, Securing Containerised and Serverless Technologies and using the OWASP Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM) for programme assessment. Training registration is now open through EventBrite and closes on Wednesday 12 February. The complete training catalogue can be found on the conference’s pre-conference training page.
John is one of the co-leaders of the OWASP New Zealand Chapter. He moved to Auckland from the United States in 2017 and now works as Orion Health’s Application Security Architect. John’s focus is on developing and managing enterprise-wide Software Assurance Programmes, including the assessment of the organisation’s maturity and building a roadmap to improve. This led him to join the core team of the OWASP SAMM project, where he helped to create the new model. He also serves as co-leader of OWASP’s new Application Security Curriculum Project. Before moving into application security John worked as a solution architect, a web development lead and in developing discrete-event simulations of distributed systems. Along the way he’s also worked as a college instructor, trainer and general IT consultant.
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.