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Canterbury Software Cluster Event September 2015

Last updated: 1st September 2015

We look forward to seeing you at our next Cluster event!

Please use the Manchester Street entrance as the other doors will be locked after 5.30pm.

5.30pm – 6:00pm: Networking & Welcome

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Speaker Presentations

7:00pm – 7:30pm: Networking

Free for members, $20 on the door for non-members.

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Event Info: 

The evening will focus on cyber security. Our business presenter is Hilary Walton, a Senior Risk Advisor for Airways NZ and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Our technical speaker is Chris Campbell, Security and Operations Consultant for Jade Software Corporation.

 Business Stream: Hilary Walton, Senior Risk Advisor for Airways NZ , Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Security Culture specialist and Business Psychologist.

Hilary asserts that organisations assess their technology for security risks, but in her experience, few organisations spend time evaluating the risk relating to their people. As security technologies continue to improve, criminals will look for the path of least resistance, and this is likely to be your staff, contractors and your users.

Hilary will speak on ‘how to build a security culture’ within your organisation. This is an organisational culture where people think security-consciously and behave in ways that protect information, people and assets.

This is an important subject as fostering a security culture is a key aspect of the Government’s Protective Security Requirements (PSR) approved by Cabinet in December 2014. The PSR includes security governance, personnel security, information security and physical security and incorporates the New Zealand Information Security Manual (

Hilary is a Senior Risk Advisor for Airways, NZ’s air navigation service provider. Prior to that she worked in the UK for the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), the organisation responsible for developing and building the venues and infrastructure for the London Olympic & Paralympic Games. She was responsible for the Information Security Programme and held a key role responsible for operational cyber-security monitoring at the Olympic Park during the London 2012 Olympics. She also managed the risk management & assurance programme as well as the security culture programme for London 2012 that led to the successful delivery of the Olympic Games.

She has a Masters degree in Industrial & Organisational Psychology and a Post Graduate diploma in Aviation Management and Human Factors. She is also a Chartered and Registered psychologist in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Technical Stream: Chris Campbell, Security and Operations Consultant for Jade Software Corporation

Security breaches are now inevitable for us all. Traditional countermeasures are widely considered as insufficient, and with top figures of the tech sector being regularly hit by sophisticated attacks the state of play is made very clear to even the least technical of persons. However, so long as we continue to focus on preventing breaches as opposed to handling them, businesses will continue to risk catastrophic damage – and Chris will illustrate exactly why.

Chris, a secure development advocate and general menace of the internet, works as a Security and Operations Consultant for Jade Software Corporation. His work is split between maintaining both internal and customer environments, and providing a variety of operational and development security services. He carries a background of legitimate .NET development and SQL administration, but has forever worn a grey hat.


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