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Agenda

Day One - Wednesday, 22 May 2024

7:50

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:30

Opening Karakia

8:40

Chairperson’s Opening Address

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Ann Babuji, Senior Information Security Specialist, Ministry of Justice 

NEXT GEN THREAT INTELLIGENCE & ANALYTICS

8:50

International Keynote: The interplay of geopolitical tensions and cyber threats – insights from the US Department of State

9:20

Partner Session

Representative, Sailpoint  

9:50

Keynote Panel: Building a resilient and responsive Aotearoa New Zealand in a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape

  • Staying abreast of emerging threats fuelled by a growth in the Internet of Things  

  • Unpacking the risk of AI developed threats in Aotearoa 

  • Addressing the threat of cyber-espionage, cyber-terrorism, and state-sponsored cyber-crime in a time of geopolitical turmoil 

  • Adopting adaptive approaches to cyber security and protecting New Zealand’s critical infrastructure, sensitive information, and communications systems

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Jenna Whitman, Chief Information Security Officer, Callaghan Innovation  

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Phil Ross, Chief Information Security Officer, Air New Zealand

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John-Paul Sikking, Head of Cyber Protection, Bank of New Zealand

10:30

Networking Bingo 

10:50

Morning Tea

AI, ML & CLOUD SECURITY 

11:20

Trivia

11:30

Introduction to Interactive Breakout Sessions

Interactive Breakout Sessions  

Breakout A: TBC 

Representative, Sailpoint  

Breakout B: TBC 

Representative, Proofpoint  

Breakout C: Incident Response & Threat Hunting

  

Breakout D: Security Information & Event Management  

Breakout E: Next-Generation Firewall & Network Security  

Breakout F: Mobile Device Security  

12:50

Networking Lunch

INCIDENT RESPONSE & CYBER CRISIS MANAGEMENT  

2:20

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Mini Table-Top Exercise

Cyber breaches are on the rise, and the importance of effective incident response strategies cannot be understated. Further develop your incident declaration processes in our immersive mini table-top exercise. Learn how to effectively communicate with the board, the media, and internal teams during and after a security incident. Groups will brainstorm a solution to a mini simulated incident in a risk-free environment, later returning to share their key actions and learnings

Taryn Murphy, Cyber Security Manager, Worksafe New Zealand  

2:50

Sharing of Learnings  

3:20

Partner Presentation 

3:40

Afternoon Tea

CYBERSECURITY CULTURE  

4:10

Panel: Heightening vigilance and safeguarding your organisation with proactive awareness and leadership excellence 

  • Fostering and sustaining a government-wide culture of cyber vigilance through individualised awareness training 

  • Elevating cybersecurity awareness and strengthening digital defence through gamification 

  • Educating diverse teams on the impacts of cyber-attacks and setting expectations to improve cyber vigilance 

  • Effective cyber leadership: making organisation-wide impact and demystifying cyber threats through clear communication 

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Yolanda Wilke, Domain Lead CISO Office, Inland Revenue New Zealand 

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Sabine Scholl, Technology Risk Lead, ACC

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Andrew Hood, Chief Advisor – Cybersecurity, Ministry of Education  

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Hassham Idris, Manager Security Risk and Assurance, Ministry of Justice  

4:50

Chairperson’s Closing Address

5:00

End of Summit Day One and Networking Drinks

Day 2

Day Two - Thursday, 23 May 2024

8:10

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:40

Chairperson’s Opening Address

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Tamara Al Salim, Head of Business, Risk and Assurance, New Zealand Defence Force, Ambassador, New Zealand Network for Women in Security

ZERO TRUST & IAM  

8:50

Government Keynote: Enhancing nation-wide cyber-awareness and interest through a multi-stakeholder approach 

  • Improving New Zealand’s cybersecurity maturity: building nation-wide cyber awareness and a strong and capable cybersecurity workforce  

  • Education initiatives to raise interest in cyber-security 

9:05

Partner Session

9:35

Keynote Panel: Strengthening Supply Chain Resilience and Mastering Identity Management across Remote Networks

  • Developing an effective programme to assess and manage vulnerabilities within third-party entities 

  • Ensuring ongoing monitoring and identification of critical services, assets and risks throughout your supply chain 

  • Embedding an organisation-wide culture of supply chain cyber risk awareness 

  • Elevating visibility within cloud environments and adeptly managing identity in remote networks

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Moderator: Freisi Alfonseca Morillo, Senior INFOSEC Assurance Advisor, New Zealand Defence

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Jonathan Wilkins, Chief Information Security Officer, Ministry for Primary Industries

Jolene Armadoros, Head of Information Security, Public Trust 

10:20

Group Discussion

10:30

Morning Tea  

COLLECTIVE CYBER RESILIENCE 

11:00

Keynote: How to build cyber-synergy to proactively fight cyber-crime: lessons learnt from the NCSC  

  • Why consolidation, collaboration and sharing are must have values in today’s current cyber-threat landscape 

  • Promoting continuous adaptation and mitigating risk through cyber threat intelligence pooling  

  • Streamlining cyber-incident reporting functions through the integration of CERT NZ and NCSC  

  • Best practices to facilitate greater risk-sharing across government agencies  

DATA PROTECTION & PRIVACY 

11:30

Partner Session

11:50

Introduction to Breakout Sessions

Breakout A: Incident Response & Threat Hunting 

Breakout B: Managed Security Services  

Breakout C: Endpoint Security & Threat Detection   

Breakout D: Next Generation Firewall & Network Security  

Breakout E: User Behaviour Analytics & Insider Threat Detection   

Breakout F: Security Orchestration Automation & Response

1:10

Networking Lunch

UNCONFERENCE SESSIONS 

2:10

Partner Presentation 

2:40

Unconference Sessions

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In this interactive session, delegates will choose one of three sessions where they may engage in open discussion about key challenges facing the cyber security industry. Discussion will be under Chatham house rules and will allow delegates to gain new insights from other industry experts. 

Topic A: Breaking through compliance complexity and improving your organisation’s security posture 

 

Chhandak Bandopadhyaya, Principal Advisor – Digital Assurance and Compliance, Ministry of Education  

 

Topic B: Managing budget cuts and a lack of investment in cyber-security  

Laura Jones, Head of Cybersecurity, Transdev Australasia  

WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION

3:30

Keynote Panel: Transforming IT Culture: Strategies for building a strong and diverse IT workforce to overcome industry challenges

  • Reimagining public perceptions to spark greater interest in the IT sector and increase the profile of cyber careers 

  • Building a diverse talent pipeline and developing baseline skills through graduate programs, internships and industry partnerships 

  • Developing a training pathway for rangatahi Maori in the technology industry 

  • Transforming from within: How can leaders effectively support their teams while managing organizational turmoil and resistance? 

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Moderator: Katie Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Te Ao Matihiko; Founder and Director, Te Hapori Mathiko, Founder and Director, Social Good

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Nancy Ford, Programme Lead – GovTech Talent (Digital Graduate Programme for Public Sector), Department of Internal Affairs 

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Nancy Taneja, Group Manager - Security Capability and Partnerships; Chief Information Security Officer - Primary Health Sector, Te Whatu Ora Health 

4:10

Chairperson’s Closing Address

4:20

End of Summit Day Two

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