Previous years events


Date Presenter Presentation Title Presentation Summary
16 March 2022 Grace Lee Cybersecurity Lessons from "Home Alone" Cybersecurity Lessons from "Home Alone"
13 April 2022 Nicole Lin and Tash Bettridge Building the NZ Network for women in security

Why IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility) is the key to the future of tech and Building the New Zealand Network for Women in Security (NZNWS)
25 May 2022 Rishad Smartt and Jason Wood State of cybersecurity 2022

ISACA surveyed information security professionals across the globe for the eighth year in a row. Among the findings: any positive effect the COVID-19 pandemic had on retention is long gone—enterprises are engaged in a powerful struggle to retain cybersecurity staff. And more organizations than ever say they have unfilled cybersecurity positions—perhaps one of the reasons a smaller percentage are requiring university degrees for entry-level positions this year.

This presentation will summarise what more than 2,000 security leaders had to say about workforce challenges and opportunities

22 June 2022 Hilary Walton @HilsWalton career highs and the lows, communicating on social media and being at the forefront of Web3 and emerging tech Hilary will speak about her career pathway from psychology to security, including her offshore roles for Mi5 and the 2012 London Olympics Games prior to her role as CISO for the Kordia Group. She will share personal and career lessons learnt whilst also navigating being a mum of three.
July 2022 Mark Pacat  Introduction Summary to PCI-DSS v4.0

The PCI Security Standards Council has released a new version of its Data Security Standard, the development of which was driven by 6,000 pieces of industry feedback from over 200 participating organisations. The document is a major release which means significant changes have been introduced from its predecessor.

The goal of this latest revision was primarily to bring the requirements up to speed with today’s modern threats. Security practices must evolve as threats change . But for your organisation, what does this actually mean? How does this affect you and your compliance obligations? What needs to be done to prepare for the change?

In this lunchtime event, Mark Pacat will attempt to address questions that have been lingering in your minds in an easily digestible session created for businesses, security professionals, risk professionals and internal/external auditors.

10 August 2022 Tony Arnold Worldwide security incidents / attacks and how to think about them in relation to your organisation's approach to cyber In this session Tony Arnold will cover key cyber security concepts, deep dive into both local and global security incidents, provide some key areas to focus on for your own organisation and discuss where cyber risk may be heading in the future. There will be ample time for questions, so please come prepared to ask anything you would like in relation to cyber, as we know from previous sessions with Tony this adds a lot of value for everyone attending.
September 2022 Stephen Philips Presentation Topic: With software supply chain threat escalating, is it time to be more proactive in controls that reduce our attack surfaces? In this session Stephen Phillips will cover key research insights and unpack a few key software supply chain incidents and discuss strategies organisations can take to mitigate risk.
There will be ample time for questions, so please come prepared to ask anything you would like in relation to cyber.
8 December 2022 Andre Camillo Data security, Governance and Data Estate management with Microsoft Purview

Enterprises often store data across multiple cloud providers and cloud services. Ensuring proper use and governance everywhere is a challenge. Microsoft Purview includes a set of solutions for this and more related data Governance, Compliance, and data Security challenges.

This talk will cover the basics of Microsoft Purview, its many components from a high level, deepening into its Information protection capabilities.

14 December 2022 Jenny Tan Sustainability Assurance: Auditing Challenges in Digital Era

With industry 4.0 and the emerging technologies coming along, what are the challenges faced by auditors as well as auditees? This session attempts to highlight realistic pain points experienced and propose practical approaches to overcome these challenges.

In this session, Jenny will also present what constitutes sustainability assurance framework and how remediating some of the auditing challenges can contribute our part in sustainability assurance framework for your respective organisations.

This talk will cover the basics of Microsoft Purview, its many components from a high level, deepening into its Information protection capabilities.


Topic Speaker Event Date
A data related career journey Natt Nuntalid ISACA Auckland Lunchtime Event - February 2021 Wednesday, 24 February 2021 1:00 PM
Achieving a Paradigm Shift: A Case Study for Transformation Mike Gatman ISACA Auckland Lunchtime Event - March 2021 Wednesday, 17 March 2021 1:00 PM
Measuring Cybersecurity Awareness Effectiveness Melonie Cole ISACA Auckland Lunchtime Event - April 2021 Wednesday, 14 April 2021 12:30 PM
FSLAA - Embedding the changes in the New Zealand Advice Sector Wendy Bussen and Rishad Smartt ISACA Auckland AGM and Lunchtime Event - May 2021 Friday, 7 May 2021 12:30 PM
Save yourself! How the Cyber Self Defence Framework can help you prioritise and apply defence in depth efforts using traditional situational crime prevention strategies Chris Hails ISACA Auckland Lunchtime Event - June 2021 Wednesday, 16 June 2021 1:00 PM
To AI, or not to AI, when is the question? Gladwin Mendez ISACA Auckland Lunchtime Event - July 2021 Wednesday, 21 July 2021 1:00 PM
Playbook for stepping into a new security leadership role Nyuk Loong Kiw ISACA Auckland Lunchtime Event - August 2021 Tuesday, 17 August 2021 1:00 PM
STRATEGIC VALUE RISK EQUATION ('SVRE') Gabriel Akindeju ISACA Auckland Event - September 2021 Wednesday, 15 September 2021 1:00 PM
Improving Data Privacy and Protection Starting with YOU Joe CAI ISACA CommunITy Day 2021- Improving Data Privacy and Protection Saturday, 2 October 2021 11:00 AM
Our monthly event for October 2021 will be held on Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 via a virtual webinar. The link to the webinar will be shared with all registered attendees. Mark Pacat ISACA Auckland Event - October 2021 Wednesday, 20 October 2021 1:00 PM
Why Auditing of IT DR management is essential? - Highlights from the ISACA IT Business Continuity/DR Audit Program Nalin Wijetilleke MBA, CISA, CGEIT, FBCI, MIoD ISACA Auckland Event - November 2021 Wednesday, 24 November 2021 1:00 PM


Date Event Page Presentation
Tuesday, 4 February 2020 9:00 AM
  ISACA Auckland Chapter Training Courses - February 2020
 19 February 2020  Event Details  Link
 18 March 2020 Event Cancelled
 29 April 2020 Event Details  Link
 03 June 2020 Event Details
15 July 2020 Event Details
19 August 2020 Event Details
16 Sep 2020 Event Details
Saturday, 3 October 2020 10:30 AM
  ISACA CommunITy Day 2020 - Keeping you and our community cyber-safe
21 Oct 2020 - Security Day Event Details
18 Nov 2020 Event Details
16 Dec 2020 -
She Leads Tech panel
Event Details


Event Date Topic Speaker
ISACA Auckland Chapter Lunchtime Event 20 February 2019 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 12:30 PM ISACA Now and In the Future Rob Clyde, CISM, Chair of ISACA’s Board of Directors, Executive Chair for White Cloud Security, Board Director for Titus and Managing Director of Clyde Consulting LLC
ISACA Auckland Chapter Lunchtime Event 20 March 2019 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 12:30 PM Governance; a poorly understood word Dr Elizabeth Valentine, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Enterprise Governance Consulting and Teaching Fellow (Masters of Information Management) for Victoria University of Wellington
ISACA Auckland Chapter Lunchtime Event 17 April 2019 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:30 PM Predictive Threat Intelligence Peter Benson, Principal Consultant (Dimension Data)
ISACA Auckland Chapter AGM and Lunchtime Event 24 May 2019 Friday, 24 May 2019 12:30 PM Dream Big and Believe Jo Stewart-Rattray, Chair of Women's Leadership Advisory Council, Director of Information Security & IT Assurance (BRM Holdich), Chapter President of AIIM Australasia
ISACA Auckland Chapter Lunchtime Event - June 2019 Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:30 PM The Economics of the Dark Web Gerard Ward
ISACA Auckland Chapter Lunchtime Event - July 2019 Thursday, 4 July 2019 12:30 PM Value in risk and it’s role in driving good Data Governance and Management Gladwin Mendez
ISACA Auckland Lunchtime Event - August 2019 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 12:30 PM Role of security operations in incident survivability Hinne Hettema
ISACA Auckland Lunchtime Event - October 2019 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 12:30 PM How DevOps, COBIT 2019, ITIL 4 co-exist James Gander
ISACA Auckland Lunchtime Event - November 2019 Wednesday, 20 November 2019 12:30 PM Updates from CIS, GCA and ISO SC27 Tony Krzyzewski