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Live Webinar: Cybersecurity and the recent attacks

10 September 2020: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Cybersecurity has always been important, but never more important than right now. So how do we protect ourselves when the wolves come knocking?

While some have criticised some of the victims for not being able to repel a significant DDOS attack, the reality is that what we've seen in the last week or so are the largest DDOS attacks in New Zealand's history. While many of the sites and services were behind DDOS shields, the attackers were able to overwhelm other upstream pipes, diversify the attacks, and continually bring services down.

While protecting your organisation from such a significantly large and complex attack requires very specialised skills, there are some core things we should all be doing as a starting point. Join senior security expert Andy Prow from RedShield as he talks through recent patterns of attacks (ransomware, DDOS, etc) and the foundational things that can be done to best protect you and your clients.

There'll also be plenty of time for Q&A, with ITP CEO Paul Matthews putting your questions to Andy.


About Andy Prow

Andy is the chief executive and founder of Red Shield Security Ltd and was previously founder and managing director of the Aura Group, comprising of Aura Information Security (Aura InfoSec) and Aura RedEye. Aura has since become part of the Kordia Group.

Before establishing Aura, Andy worked as a lead developer and solutions architect for IBM NZ, Vodafone UK, Ericsson UK and Telecom NZ. Andy still gets his hands dirty on a regular basis with security research and delivering secure developer training. 


ITP Thursday Live Webinar

ITP's magazine-style regular fortnightly Thursday Live Webinars feature the awesome TechBlog Live Tech Media Panel plus a special guest or panel each session.

These webinars are fully interactive, with heaps of time set aside for Q&A.

4.00pm: TechBlog Live - Tech Media Panel

The Thursday Live webinar will kick off with a chat with our Tech Media Panel, giving a quick roundup of this week's big stories on TechBlog and elsewhere.

This week's Tech Media Panel features:

The team are a "who's who" of tech journalism in New Zealand over many years. They know their stuff and between them have edited or covered tech for many household name publications in NZ.

4.20pm Andy Prow

Presentation from Andy Prow on cybersecurity trends and some of the core things we can all do to protect ourselves.

4.40pm: Q&A with our guest

ITP CEO Paul Matthews will put your questions to Andy.

5.00pm: Done and dusted


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The ITP Thursday Live Webinar, broadcast live every second Thursday, is free for everyone however numbers are limited and registration is essential. Please register below.

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

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