The OWASP New Zealand Chapter has been active since 2007. In addition to supporting and participating in the annual AppSec New Zealand Conference, we organise local Meetups and training events throughout the year.
The chapter leaders are Kim Carter (Christchurch), Kirk Jackson (Wellington), and John DiLeo (Auckland).
Upcoming Meetup Events in Auckland:
Event: Covid (What’s changed & needs to change in infosec), Planning for this year
Time: 19:00 (Pacific/Auckland)
* Chat & drink with mates
* Community Topics
Recent & Upcoming events
* Covid, how has/is it affecting us, changes we’ve made, need to make as organisations and personally
* What do you want out of OWASP Chch this year, what do you have to contribute?
* Continue the hallway conversations
Discussion on Covid and what we need to be thinking about in our Jobs in relation to InfoSec and our personal OpSec
As we move into this mid and post-pandemic world with remote and in-office work blending,
what must organizations and us personally consider, in order to sustain/create data, application, infrastructure and personal security while still considering efficiencies and user experience?
How has/does remote work change the security stack?
Bring your ideas of what you would like the OWASP NZ chapter for Christchurch to cover this year, and whether you’d like to speak and/or contribute with a information security topic of your own.
Keeping in Touch
Chapter Mailing List (Google Groups): New-Zealand-Chapter@owasp.org
Join the Group
InfoSecNZ Workspace on Slack – Be sure to join the #events channel for calendar notices (NOTE: By design, we do not maintain a separate Slack Workspace for the New Zealand chapter). Reach out to one of the InfoSecNZ admins if you would like an account
Call For Speakers
Our Call For Speakers is always open. If you would like to present a talk relevant to Application Security at a future OWASP New Zealand Chapter Meetup, review the speaker agreement and send your proposed talk title, abstract, and a brief speaker bio to the Chapter Leader(s) in the city(ies) where you’d like to present.
Call for Organisers
OWASP New Zealand currently has active Meetups in two cities – Auckland and Wellington. If you’re interested in helping organise one of our Meetups (or revitalising our Christchurch Meetup), please contact the Chapter Leader in that city.
If you are located in another New Zealand city, and would be willing and able to host a Meetup there (at least four times per year), then we’d love to hear from you.
The OWASP New Zealand Board
We are always looking for additional board members to evangelise OWASP and its mission, and to help with meetings, projects, and initiatives. As we all know, it takes lots of time and effort to run a chapter. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the OWASP New Zealand board, would like to volunteer to help out or create a new Meetup/event, or for any queries related to the OWASP New Zealand Chapter.
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