Summit 2016

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New Zealand’s first Cyber Security Summit was held in Auckland on 5 May 2016. The theme was “Keeping New Zealand’s Economy Cyber Secure”.

Prime Minister John Key: Speech to 2016 Cyber Security Summit

Minister for Communications Amy Adams: Ministerial Address to 2016 Cyber Security Summit

Cyber Security Summit Report [PDF 1.21 MB]

Hosted by the Minister for Communications Hon Amy Adams, the Summit was an opportunity for board chairs and chief executives to discuss how New Zealand should tackle the threat of cybercrime, and improve our resilience and security.

Chief executives, board chairs and leaders from across the public and private sectors were invited to join the Minister for Communications at this high level event.

“Since the launch of the refreshed Cyber Security Strategy in December 2015, the business community’s level of awareness of, and interest in, cyber threats has continued to grow,” Ms Adams says. “Cyber security is rightly a key issue for businesses in 2016.”

Read the New Zealand Cyber Security Strategy

“The Cyber Security Strategy signalled a step-change in how we manage the security challenges and opportunities resulting from our increased connectivity,” Ms Adams says. “A strong partnership between the public and private sectors sits at the heart of the strategy, and it’s essential that we work together to improve our nation’s cyber security.”

Media release about CERT Advisory Board

 

Programme

Cyber Security Summit 2016 programme [PDF 205 KB]
Cyber Security Summit 2016 full programme booklet [PDF 1.29 MB]

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 8:15am       -        9:00am   Registration
 9:00am        -  9:20am  Cyber Security Summit opening session

 Welcome by Paul Ash, Director of the National Cyber Policy office, Department  of  Prime Minister and  Cabinet.

 Address by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key 
 Keeping New Zealand's Economy Cyber Secure

 9:20am        -  9:45am  Keynote speech and Q&A

 Jim Lewis, Senior Vice President and Program Director, Center for Strategic and  International Studies  (CSIS).

 9:45am        -  10:15am  Keynote speech and Q&A

 Matt Thomlinson, Vice President of Security, Microsoft.

 10:15am        -  10:30am  Morning tea
 10:30am       -  11:15am  Session 1: What's at stake for New Zealand? Understanding the opportunities and  threats.

 “Achieving the vision of a secure, resilient and prosperous online New Zealand  means that individuals are  protected online and New Zealand’s businesses can  function, grow and innovate. Cyber security has the  potential to be used as a  point of positive, competitive advantage internationally.”

 New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy, December 2015

 Panel discussion facilitated by Frances Valintine,  Founder Tech Futures Lab;  Founder and Chair of the Mind  Lab at Unitec.

  • Major General (Ret) Earl D Matthews, Vice President, Enterprise Security Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector
  • Lillian Grace, Chief Executive, Figure.NZ
  • Dr Patrick Strange, Chair Chorus; former Chief Executive Transpower
  • Steve Glynn, Chief Information Security Officer, ANZ Bank
 11:15am      -  11:45am  Keynote speech and Q&A

 Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Strategist, FireEye, Non-resident Senior Fellow,  The Brookings Institution

 11:45am       -  12:00pm  Ministerial address

 Address by Minister for Communications, Hon Amy Adams

 12:00pm       -  12:45pm  Session 2: Making New Zealand secure, resilient and prosperous online.

 “The government has a role to play in cyber security – but not on its own. Close  partnerships with the  private sector and non-government organisations are  required. Businesses drive the New Zealand economy  and depend on the Internet  and networked technology. They must protect the information that is critical to  their commercial success. The private sector owns and operates the  telecommunications systems. The  private sector and technical community also  have considerable cyber security expertise.”

 New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy, December 2015

 Panel discussion facilitated by Frances Valintine, Founder Tech Futures Lab;  Founder and Chair of the Mind  Lab at Unitec.

  • Dr Rick Ede, Chief Executive, Unitec Institute of Technology
  • Jo Healey, Chief Executive, Dimension Data
  • Major General Stephen Day, former head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre
  • Rick Shera, Chair of NetSafe; Partner Lowndes Jordan (IT/IP specialist); Director, Network for Learning
 12:45pm      -  1:00pm  Session 3 and Q&A: What are the odds of getting hacked?

 John Allen, Chief Executive, NZ Racing Board

 1:00pm       -  1:45pm  Networking lunch
 1:45pm       -  2:30pm  Session 4: Summing up the key issues for New Zealand.

 Paul Ash, Director of the National Cyber Policy Office, Department of the Prime  Minister and Cabinet,  welcomes participants to the afternoon sessions. The panel  then delivers a key message from the morning’s  discussions.

  • Richard Salgado, Global Director of Information Security, Google
  • David Havercroft, Chief Operating Officer, Spark
  • Kendra Ross, Co-Founder, Duo NZ, 1stTuesday and iSANZ
  • Jordan Carter, Chief Executive, Internetn NZ
  • Toby Gee, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison
  • Tony Wilson, Head of Information Security, BNZ
 2:30pm       -  3:15pm  Workshop 1: Closing the cyber security skills gap.

 “New Zealand’s cyber security expertise needs to grow so that businesses and  organisations can source the  technical staff required to carry out ICT security. At  the same time, the education and training system  should produce ICT users at all  levels with the skills to put in place basic cyber hygiene practices.”

 New Zealand’s Cyber Security Action Plan, December 2015

 Facilitator: David Eaton, Chief Technology Officer (NZ), Hewlett Packard  Enterprise (NZ)

 2:30pm       -  3:15pm  Workshop 2: Building a CERT.

 “It is proposed that a national CERT be established. This institution would act as a  central reporting  mechanism for the full range of  cyber  incidents, triaging  incident response to the relevant separate organisation and ensuring technical  advice gets to the organisations that need it – in real-time.”

 New Zealand’s Cyber Security Action Plan, December 2015

 Facilitator: Kirk Hope, Chief Executive, Business New Zealand

 3:15pm        -  3:30pm  Afternoon tea
 3:30pm        -  4:15pm  Workshop 3: Making a difference to the cyber security of small businesses.

 “Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a huge role in New Zealand’s  economic growth; it is important  that they are equipped to protect their business  information.... A new “cyber credentials” scheme is  proposed for SMEs. The  scheme will promote to the SME audience the core actions that, if implemented  properly, can make a big difference to their cyber security.”

 New Zealand’s Cyber Security Action Plan, December 2015

 Facilitator: Ken Wallace, New Zealand practice leader for Technology Risk and  Assurance, EY
 Introductory comments: Minister for Small Business, Hon Craig Foss

 3:30pm        -  4:15pm  Workshop 4: Connecting smart and preventing crime.

 “Achieving [the Cyber Capability] goal means that New Zealanders at all levels  will have the skills and tools  to protect themselves online, making it harder for  malicious cyber actors to steal private data, identity information or cause damage  to information systems.”

 “Prevention first” is at the heart of our approach to cybercrime – giving New  Zealanders the tools to change  their online behaviour.”

 New Zealand’s Cyber Security Action Plan, December 2015

 Facilitator: Kevin McDonald, Chief Risk Officer, ASB

 4:15pm         -  4:45pm  Wrap-up: Key outcomes from the four workshops.

 The four moderators to sum up the discussion from each of the workshops.

  • David Eaton, Chief Technology Officer (NZ), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NZ)
  • Kirk Hope, Chief Executive, Business New Zealand
  • Ken Wallace, New Zealand practice leader for Technology Risk and Assurance, EY
  • Kevin McDonald, Chief Risk Officer, ASB
 4:45pm         -  6:30pm  Networking drinks