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Mitigating Cyber Security Risks in Local Government

New Zealand

1 July 2021 | 9 AM - 11 AM NZST | Online

Developing Cyber Security Standards and Improving Risk Management
for New Zealand Councils

Cybercriminals are savvy at outsmarting and evading detection from even the most modern cyber protection strategies and programs. Due to the extensive amounts of sensitive citizen data and critical infrastructure information they manage, coupled with lower budget for adequate cyber security protection than larger government organisations, local governments are often easy targets.

However, much can be done to ready local government in New Zealand for more secure and safe internal operations – developing a cyber security policy and governance framework is an effective place to start.

Join us for the complimentary Cyber Security in Local Government virtual event, and be equipped with new strategies and processes to better manage risks and move from a reactive to a preventative approach.

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Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organisations looking to:

Identify how to stay one step ahead of data protection and cyber risk

Hear about effective cyber awareness training for the local government workforce

Understand emerging technologies and how they can assist your council with cyber risk management

Your Expert Speakers

Brian Gardner
Chief Information Security Officer,
City of Dallas

Allan Lightbourne
Chief Digital Officer,
Tauranga City Council

Carol Cottam
Information Services & Technology Manager,
Northland Regional Council

Fresia Segovia
Chief Information Officer,
Georges River Council, AUS

Martin Samson
Digital Services Manager,
Kaipara District Council

Gavin Porter
Senior Security Consultant,
ACC New Zealand

Agenda at a glance

9:00 AM NZST
PSN Welcome
9:10 AM NZST
Chair Opening
9:20 AM NZST
International Keynote: Developing cyber security standards for your council
9:40 AM NZST
Government Case Study: Building cyber security capabilities for local government in New Zealand
09.55 AM NZST
Government Case Study: Cultivating a council-wide cyber security culture and providing effective training for staff
10:15 AM NZST
Refreshment Break
10:20 AM NZST
Panel Session: How to better meet ever-changing digital and cyber security needs
11:00 AM NZST
End of session


What's included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and exploring how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content after the conference on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Complimentary for public sector employees only *

Event Partners

Local Government and Municipalities Community Prospectus

Most councils are on a transformation journey to become truly inter-connected councils, transforming back, middle and front office to become more efficient and cost effective and to deliver better services. To achieve this they are looking for new technology, streamlining processes, up-skilling their workforce and trying to maximise the value of their data.

Showcase your solutions today!

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Public Sector Network is a social learning platform that exists to help government around the globe break down silos, collaborate, and work together for better outcomes for citizens.

Our growing community spans all tiers of government and public services, and allows members to network, benchmark and share best practice on a secure and members-only community.