NZHIT News - 7 July 2017


Cybersecurity – it’s a matter of when not if!  We’ve been in the news lately click here

Plus, here are links to some related items –
Urgent cyber attack alert - New ransomware campaign known as Petya - click here
Maintaining CIA to keep health care security threats at bay- click here

Every one of us is responsible for making sure health related information is kept safe and secure, which is one of the key reasons we’re putting on the following event as we must “up our collective game” to prevent a similar occurrence experienced by the UK health sector recently.

In New Zealand we can sometimes be complacent - until there is a big hit. Are you next? Are you ready?

Many thanks to the following NZHIT members who are partners in this event and making their contribution to making sure it’s an interesting and successful day –

Cybersecurity in Health 2017
The Maritime Room, Princes Wharf, Auckland CBD, Tuesday 1 August 2017
Symposium 9am to 5pm, followed by networking from 5pm to 7pm

At this important event you will:

  • Meet key government and private sector experts
  • Hear best practice and ask questions to get immediate advice
  • Find out what has changed in the policy area and upskill yourself

The safety of your organisation and its clients depends on it.

Programme includes:

  • Who is trying to hack you?
  • What the future and new technologies will bring
  • You've been hacked! Recovery and remediation
  • What does an Incident Response Plan look like?

You will hear about the latest Government policies and tactics, developing an incident response plan, practical case studies, AI/machine learning, blockchain, cloud, mobile devices, IoT, and the pros/cons of outsourcing and insurance.

Plus there will be lots of audience interaction - so you can ask questions and get expert answers.


  • Peter Plowman, Senior Manager Cyber Crime, Kiwibank
  • Hector Rodriguez, Worldwide Health Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft
  • Richard Harrison, Chief Information Security Officer, healthAlliance
  • Chris Blackford, Department of Internal Affairs
  • Ted Christiansen, Ministry of Health
  • Hayley Power, Senior Engagement Advisor, CERT
  • Graeme Neilson, CISO & Head of Research, Red Shield
  • Dr Alan Litchfield, Director, Service and Cloud Computing Research Lab, AUT
  • Rick Ferguson, Cylance
  • Sean Au, Founder,
  • Mandy Simpson, CEO, Cyber Toa
  • Mike Gollop, Chief Technology Officer, Conporto Health
  • Dr Karolyn Kerr, Consulting Advisor, Conporto Health
  • Liz Schoff, Director, Pleione Consulting
  • Boris Wilkitzki, Managing Director, Computer and Network Solutions
  • Mark Jones, Head of Financial and Professional Risks, Crombie Lockwood Insurance
  • PLUS more speakers to be announced soon...
    View speaker bios and presentation outlines.

To review the preliminary programme please click here.

The presentations will be followed by a networking session, open to event delegates plus NZHIT and HiNZ members from 5pm to 7pm.

This one-day symposium is a collaboration between NZHIT and HiNZ. 

Interested in being a sponsor?
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available - email Kim at HiNZ.

When & where
The Maritime Room, Princes Wharf, Auckland CBD
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Arrival networking & registration: 9am to 9.30am
Presentations: 9am to 5pm
Networking function: 5pm to 7pm


Your registration fee includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and the networking function.

  • $169 inc. gst for NZHIT members or HiNZ members
  • $369 inc. gst for non members


Other Upcoming Events

12th July - Christchurch
The Internet of Things: A Revolution in Health & Wellbeing?  For more information please click here.

27 July 
NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) - digital solutions wanted - application deadline 27 July 2017. For more information click here.

16 August - Auckland
Watson Summit - For more information please click here.

24 August - Auckland
NZHIT Networking Event - For more information please click here.

11-14 September - Singapore
HiMSS Asia Pac 17 - For more information please click here.

14 September - Christchurch
2017 Canterbury Tech Summit - For more information please click here.

19 October - Wellington
NZHIT Networking Event - For more information please click here.

31 October - 3 November - Rotorua
HiNZ Conference - For more information please click here.

23 November - Auckland
NZHIT AGM & Networking Event - For more information please click here.

If you have any questions on any of the above events or news, please do not hesitate to let me know. Also if you have any news or events that you would like to share with the rest of the NZHIT members or include on our website, please send them through to me.

Kind regards
Talie Schmidt-Geen

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