Securing the Cloud

Thursday, 28 October 2021 | 9.00 AM – 11.00 AM NZDT | Online

Building Effective Frameworks to Safeguard Public Sector Cloud Environments

With government agencies turning to cloud for its flexibility and efficiency gains, developing and integrating a cloud risk management strategy has become crucial; especially in a public sector environment where the personal details of millions of citizens are stored and are highly susceptible to cyber attacks.

To help overcome this challenge, and provide you with the guidance needed to implement secure cloud solutions, Public Sector Network have organised the complimentary Securing the Cloud NZ virtual event which brings together cloud security professionals from all levels of government to share case studies and practical tips.

Key Takeaways

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

Explore best practice approaches to protect your data against cloud-based security breaches

Gain insight into the latest cloud risk management trends, processes and procedures

Assess cloud security options and solutions to determine the best fit for your department

Your Expert Speakers

Bharat Kochar

Public Cloud Adoption Lead,
University of Auckland

Gavin Porter

Senior Security Advisor,

Stella Ward

Executive Director, The Government Cloud Programme,
Department of Internal Affairs

Phil Cutforth

Manager, INFOSEC Policy & Research Unit,
National Cyber Security Centre

David Eyers

Associate Professor Computer Science Department,
University of Otago

Shawn Luyke

Cloud Security Architect – ANZ Region,
Check Point Software Technologies

Dr Lech J. Janczewski

Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems and Operations Management,
University of Auckland

Lucy Kerner

Director, Security Global Strategy and Evangelism,
Red Hat

Geoff Morrison

Senior Sales Engineer,

Agenda at a glance

  • 09:00 AM NZDT

    Welcome from PSN

  • 09:10 AM NZDT

    Chair Opening

  • 09:20 AM NZDT

    Government Keynote: Where To From Here?

  • 09:35 AM NZDT

    Partner Session: Tackling security in the world of containers, hybrid cloud and DevSecOps

  • 09:50 AM NZDT

    Government Keynote: Resiliency, Agility and Responsiveness: Exploring the Benefits of Cloud Security

  • 10:05 AM NZDT

    Partner Session: What’s lurking in your cloud environment

  • 10:20 AM NZDT

    Government Keynote: Understanding Cloud Vulnerabilities and Mitigating Them Through Risk Management

  • 10:35 AM NZDT

    Refreshment Break

  • 10:40 AM NZDT

    Panel Session Skills, Technology and Processes – Discussing Best Practice Approaches To Cloud Security

  • 11:00 AM NZDT

    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

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Gold Partner

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Cyber Security and Risk Management Community Prospectus

While new technology has created an increasingly interconnected digital ecosystem, offering opportunities for innovation and productivity, the cyber era also presents new risks and challenges. Attackers will stop at nothing to steal our identities, evade detection through new techniques, and bring disruption to our door. Agencies are required to drive change and become to be more agile, innovative and secure, however there is more work to be done as the number of attacks and data breaches continue to rise. 

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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.