CybersecCon 2020

28 February, Pullman Auckland

Keynotes, panel discussions, technical workshops, networking, and more

Cybersecurity has been taking centre stage around the world, with cyber-attacks becoming more prominent and their complexity more and more difficult to protect against. Thus, the imperative for cybersecurity experts to share their knowledge and experience with NZ businesses.

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12:30 Welcome Remarks and The State of Cybersecurity in NZ and the Pacific by Chillisoft CEO Alex Teh
13:00 NZ's Privacy Bill: The prognosis for March 2020 by Privacy Commissioner John Edwards
13:30 Keynote Address from ESET
14:00 Panel 1: Cyber Breach Detection moderated by NZTA Security Services Manager Chris Hails
FT: ESET, ExtraHop, LogRhythm, Tripwire, and TSG CISO Kevin Kanji
14:30 The importance of helping boards understand the business value of cybersecurity by HealthAlliance CISO Richard Harrison
15:00 BREAK
15:15 Risk and Compliance and how to run an effective cybersecurity team by Private and Public Sector Cybersecurity Advisor Mark Knowles
15:45 Panel 2: The rise of the SOC analyst and the tools for threat hunting
FT: Cofense, Forcepoint, OneLogin
16:15 KPMG's cyber research team findings by Partner, Cyber Security Philip Whitmore
16:45 Guest Speaker - All Blacks Legend Frano Botica
17:00 Prize Draw and Closing Remarks
18:30 Board the shuttle buses and travel to the Viaduct Harbour

John Edwards

Mark Knowles

Tony Anscombe

Richard Harrison

Philip Whitmore

Chris Hails

Simon Howe

Kevin Kanji

Frano Botica

ESET Enterprise Inspector: The role of EDR in SOC

Forcepoint Data Protection with a Risk Adaptive Approach

LogRhythm - How to use orchestration and automation to run an effective SOC

Tripwire IP360 Vulnerability Management on IT and OT Networks

Pullman Auckland


Pullman Auckland is located at the corner of Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant and is one of the largest inner-city conferencing and banqueting hotels in Auckland.

Technical workshops in the morning will be held at Gallery Room Three, Regatta Ballrooms B and C. Registration, lunch, networking, and exhibitions will be at Princess Ballroom C; while the main plenary will be held at combined Princess Ballrooms A and B.

Want to stay at the Pullman for CybersecCon? Enjoy 15% off accommodation rate (subject to availability) and discounted full buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Book your stay here.


Ocean Eagle 
We will cap the event with a sunset dinner cruise around the Auckland harbour onboard the Ocean Eagle charter, 7:00-10:00pm.

At the Hilton 






Dinner Cruise

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CybersecCon 2020

28 February, Friday –  Pullman Auckland