Location: Auckland, Wellington and Online (see below)
Date: Wednesday 22nd May 2013 @ 18:30
From the organisers:
It's been a while, but OWASP New Zealand is now back in action and we have a chapter meeting coming up. Please add it to your calendars:
Just a quick note to let you know that Laura and Adam of the in2securITy team have welcomed their newest family member this week - a healthy baby girl.
As you can imagine, they have a lot to get sorted in the next few weeks and so won't have as much time to write new content.
This leaves the core team slightly low on numbers. This will have the following impact on in2securITy services:
* Reduced content (fewer or no new articles)
* Slower responses to emails
Seems its the season of spam accounts again *sigh*
If you have tried to legitimately sign up for an account in the last 3 days and haven't been authorised... we suspect you are an evil robot and have chosen to ignore you for the greater good of humanity.
If this is a mistake - email the Team at email@example.com with a nice, well worded description of why you are a lovely human being and why you would like an in2security account.... You must send this from the email account you registered with and include the username you chose!
Extra points awarded for sending flowers or chocolates.
Its been a while since the mentoring scheme launched and I think its about time we switched things about a bit to keep it fresh.
There is currently a small waiting list of people looking for a mentor so lets do all we can to help them out
A letter to Existing Mentor Scheme Members
You never write, you never call....Let's catch up!
The 2012-2013 in2securITy internship programme drew to a close last week so lets have a look at what happened.
This years scheme was the first time anything like an internship programme had been attempted for the IT security profession in New Zealand. Somethings worked well and lessons were learned.
Overall we had 6 placements on offer for the first year (lower than we would have liked but more on that later). For these posts we had 11 applicants. Application standards were high and all deciding who got what role was more challenging than we expected.
Believe it or not, today the in2securITy blog is celebrating its first birthday. 365 days have passed since we threw this thing out on the internet to see what would happen.
Our first year - what have we achieved?
- Community Web Portal and Online Media (www.in2security.org.nz)
- New Zealand Information Security Workforce Development Strategy
- Information Security Awareness National Tour
(Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton)
- The in2securITy YouTube Channel now contains 15 videos varying between 25 minutes and an hour in length.
- National Mentoring Scheme
Just a quick post to say thank you to all of this years summer placement applicants. We were thrilled to see so many high quality applications!
We are processing applications today and tomorrow and will be contacting applicants directly as soon as we can.
In the meantime, thanks once again for all the interest in the scheme.
P.S The DunSec security event is now full too! Phew - what a week.
Do you ever wonder why in2securITy goes quiet at strange times?
Sadly, the writers haven't all run off to Hawaii for a well deserved Pina Colada.... information security is in fact a seasonal affair.
The Information Security Calendar
Like most industries, information security has busy months and quiet months coinciding with key events in the business year.
Busy periods often include:
* End of budget periods (use your budget or lose it).
* Start of budget periods (omg new budget - spend spend spend)
* Audit O'Clock - Feb to May (a time for review)
The time has finally come to open applications for this years summer projects and placements scheme.
We may be small compared to programmes like Summer of Tech but hey - its our first year so cut us some slack.
Places are limited so make sure you read the placement details carefully before you apply. If you have questions or require further information - contact in2securITy to ask.
To apply for any of the projects and placements below, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief cover email. The in2securITy team will take it from there.