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We are proud to announce the first annual AppSec New Zealand Conference, to be held at the University of Auckland on Friday and Saturday, February 12th and 13th, 2021. The AppSec New Zealand Conference is presented in collaboration with the OWASP New Zealand Chapter and is a two-day conference dedicated to web and application security, with an emphasis on secure architecture and development techniques to help Kiwi developers build more secure applications.
There will be two conference streams throughout the conference. The first stream will include introductory talks on application and information security topics, as well as on policy, compliance, and risk management. The second stream will primarily address deeper technical topics. Talks featuring OWASP projects and tools are particularly encouraged, as are talks by members of under-represented communities.
In addition to these principal streams, there will be a third, smaller “stream,” supporting sponsor presentations, demos of OWASP tools, and interest/user group meetings. Platinum and Gold Sponsors will be given priority for time slots in this “stream;” further details will be published closer to the date, regarding opportunities for other groups to present.
Who is it for?
- Web Developers
- Security Professionals and Enthusiasts
- Program and Project Managers
- Business Analysts
- Requirements Analysts
- Software Testers
Date: Friday and Saturday, 12-13 February 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day
Cost: FREE early registration (on or before 1 February); $25 late registration (from 2 February)
The main conference on Friday and Saturday will have two streams throughout both days:
- Introductory Topics
- Program Management, Policy, Compliance, Risk Management
- Technical Topics
Throughout the conference, an exhibition area will be open in the lower-level lobby. Representatives from many of our Premier Sponsors will be on hand throughout the event, to answer your questions about their products and services. There will be door prize drawings at the Closing Session on Saturday. To qualify for the drawings, you will need to visit with each sponsor during the conference, and have them stamp your entry card.
During the opening session on Friday, we plan to feature a keynote speaker. Further details will be published here as they become available.
In addition to the main conference on Friday and Saturday, we are pleased to be offer training opportunities on Wednesday and Thursday (10-11 February 2021), at the same venue.
A total of eight (8) classes are scheduled for presentation. For detailed information, including fees and registration links, please refer to our Pre-Conference Training page, and each course’s information page.
- Finding and Fixing Web Application Security Vulnerabilities (Face-to-Face) - Laura Bell, SafeStack
- DevSecOps: Automating Security in DevOps (Online) - Rohit Salecha, NotSoSecure
- Hacking Modern Web Apps: Master the Future of Attack Vectors (Online) - Anirudh Anand, 7A Security
- Hacking Android, iOS, and IoT Apps by Example (Online) - Juan Urbano Stordeur and Abhishek J.M., 7A Security
- Hacking Modern Desktop Apps: Master the Future of Attack Vectors (Online) - Abraham Aranguren, 7A Security
- A Cat, a Dog, and a Roast Turkey: What’s In Your Threat Model? (Face-to-Face, Wednesday) - Wade Winright
- Everything Is Fine: Making the Most of a Security Incident (Face-to-Face, Thursday) - Erica Anderson, SafeStack
- Using Backdoors and Breaches to Run Incident Response Table-Top Exercises (Instructor-Remote, Thursday morning), Jason Blanchard, Black Hills Information Security
The first AppSec New Zealand Conference will be happening thanks to the support provided by the University of Auckland, which will kindly offer the same facilities as those used in recent years for the OWASP New Zealand Day events. The main conference will continue to be free, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
For any comments, feedback or observations, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Registration opened on 17 December 2020. Advance registration (through 1 February 2021) will be FREE; from 2 February, there will be a $25.00 (plus fees and GST) “procrastination fee” applied.
Now through 24 January, you can also order a conference t-shirt for $7.50 (plus GST and fees), when you register. T-shirts can be ordered in any colour - as long as it’s black - and are available in Men’s (straight cut) sizes S-3XL and 5XL, or in Women’s (fitted cut) sizes XS - 2XL.
Registration for Pre-Conference Training also opened on 17 December 2020 and closes on 3 February.
- Registration for in-person and instructor-remote classes may close earlier, if all seats are filled.
- Some classes have minimum enrolment requirements, at the request of their instructors. If the minimum has not been reached as at 3 February, registered attendees will be offered the opportunity to switch to another class or receive a refund.
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- CFP and CFT Opened:: 8 October 2020
- CFT Closed: 4 December 2020
- CFP Closed: 15 January 2021
- Conference Registration Opened: 17 December 2020 - Conference Registration Site
- Training Registration Opened: 17 December 2020 - Training Registration Site
- Last Day for T-Shirt Purchases: 24 January 2021 - Orders go to the printer the next morning!
- “Early Bird” Conference Registration Ends: 1 February 2021 - From 2 February, there’s a $25 “procrastination fee”
- Training Registration Closes: 3 February 2021
- Pre-Conference Training Dates: 10-11 February 2021
- Main Conference Dates: 12-13 February 2021
The University has published a handy, updated map, to help you find places to eat around campus.
Some of the options available:
- The Deli - Located on Level 1 of the Owen G. Glenn Building - This is closest, but will probably have long lines
- Mojo Symonds - also on campus
- Shakey Isles - coffee and food across the road on the corner of Symonds & Alfred St
- Around the CBD - walk up and over Albert Park to get to the CBD with many great food options
- Fort Street has burgers, kebabs, and KFC
- High Street & Lorne Street have lots of little cafes and restaurants
- Subway, Starbucks, St. Pierre’s Sushi & Pita Pit - walk up Symonds Street
- Vulture’s Lane is a popular pub with the InfoSec crowd, there are more seats downstairs
- The Bluestone Room - also a popular pub just across Queen St
The University of Auckland School of Business
Owen G. Glenn Building (OGGB)
12 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland
Map: Google Maps
Stream One: Level 1
Room: 115 (Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium)
Stream Two: Level 0
Room: 098 Lecture Theatre
Sponsor/Demo/Breakout Room: Level 0
Room: Case Room 2
For more information about our Premier Sponsors, please visit our About Our Sponsors page.
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