a new generation of IT security professionals
for New Zealand
You don't have to be an IT security professional to realise that the incidents of computer security breaches are at the highest they have ever been and only predicted to rise.
The demands placed on our organisations for high quality, secure systems is growing fast. The more sophisticated and far reaching these systems become, the more skilled professionals they require to build, manage and secure. The trouble is, there just aren't enough of these skilled people.
Between international migration, a decline in the number of students taking scientific, mathematical or technological degrees and a wealth of mis-information surrounding the field, the number of skilled IT security professionals in New Zealand cannot meet current or predicted future needs.
All organisations, whether traditionally competitors or clients of each other need to work together to help create a new generation. Individuals with the skills, attitude and experience to not just help New Zealand operate in this new technically demanding world, but to become cutting edge. A generation of security specialists who can help bring the famed Kiwi drive, adaptability and innovation to one of the worlds most challenging unsolved problems - keeping information secure.