Cyber threats are on the rise – but many NZ companies and organisations under-estimate them.

According to the latest World Economic Forum Report on risk, business leaders in advanced economies see cyber attacks as the global risk of highest concern – ahead of terrorist attacks. The annual economic cost of cybercrime is estimated at more than $1 trn. Yet most firms tend not to have plans in place to respond to cyber attacks. Most of the $1 trn annual cost is not insured. And there’s a worrying trend for cyber attacks against critical infrastructure.

New Zealand companies cannot afford to be complacent.

Dr Joe Burton is an expert on regional responses to cyber security and other transnational security challenges.

Join us for his forthcoming talks in Auckland and Wellington.

A question and answer session will follow each presentation.

Dress code: smart business

About the speaker

Dr Joe Burton is an expert on regional responses to cyber security and other transnational security challenges. He teaches courses in cyber security and cyber warfare at the University of Waikato, and his research interests span cyber security; information warfare; and science, technology, and international security.

Join us in Auckland

What: Cyber Crime and Cyber Risk – Assessing New Zealand’s Exposure

When: Tuesday 2 October, 5pm for 5.30pm start

Where: The Northern Club, Logan Campbell Room, 19 Princes Street, Auckland

For catering purposes please RSVP to the Auckland event

Join us in Wellington

What: International Cyber Crime: Challenges and Solutions

When: Tuesday 9 October, 6pm for 6.25pm start

Where: The Wellesley Club, 2-8 Maginnity Street, Wellington

For catering purposes please RSVP for the Wellington event

 

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