Strengthening Aotearoa’s cyber defences to safeguard the nation’s critical infrastructure

Venue Information

How to get to Sky Stadium

Parking: Complimentary parking is available at the venue and we have two options, please read through the parking instructions
Parking Instructions – Inner Plaza - located inside the main entry gates of the Stadium
Parking Instructions – Outer Plaza
 - this is the open walkway from the railway station to Sky Stadium

Register your interest for the 2024 event

Click here to register 
To defend against new and emerging threats, government security leaders must provide clear leadership and evolve their approach to strengthen the nation’s cyber resilience, awareness and capabilities. 
Accelerate your security priorities at the exclusive invitation-only Cyber Security & Risk in Government NZ Summit in May. Hear from government CISOs, IT, Security and Risk Management leaders on the latest security technologies, including digital identity management, remote and hybrid workforce security, data protection strategies, and more. 
Exclusive for 2023:  
  • Learn how the United States Department of Defence are leveraging AI and machine learning capabilities to maintain a security advantage 
  • Latest cyber security trends, insights and initiatives shared by more than 20 public sector organisations through practical case studies, interactive panel discussions and breakout sessions. 
  • Customise your learning experience with our designated Digital Transformation, Data and Cyber Security streams 
Mark the dates in your calendar! Join the discussion with over 150 government CISOs, IT and Risk Management executives to create a safer future for Aotearoa. Limited seats are available. 

Co-Located With:

Take a look at what happened at our New Zealand event - NZ Cyber & Security Summit:


Hon. John B. Sherman

Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Defence

Rudo Tagwireyi

Director of Connectivity, Digital Security and Risk (CISO)

University of Canterbury

Jared Licht

Chief Information Security Officer

New Zealand Defence Force Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa

Phil Ross

Chief Information Security Officer

Air New Zealand

Paul Macpherson

Chief Information Security Officer

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Derek Robson

Chief Information Security Officer

New Zealand Parliamentary Services

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2023 Sponsors

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Reasons to Attend

  • Hear directly from the United States Department of Defence on how they are driving agency collaboration to accelerate safer digital services 
  • Connect, network and engage with more than 150 government cyber security, IT and risk leaders, and take away tangible lessons to implement in your organisation 
  • Learn how the New Zealand Defence Force Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa and Parliamentary Counsel Office New Zealand are embedding the right risk infrastructure to build resilience around the Nation’s digital economy  
  • Discover how government security leaders are increasing the protection of data and critical assets without detrimentally impacting user and citizen experience  
  • Hear from over 20 different government departments, crown agencies, including the private sector as they unpack the lessons learned from their cyber-security journeys over the last 18 months 
  • What can the public sector learn from other industries? Hear from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Ministry of Social Development, Air New Zealand and ANZ on how they respond to advanced and more frequent cyber-attacks in real time  
  • Learn how the Government Security Communications Bureau is enabling government and private-sector customers to strengthen their cloud security deployments 
  • Gain insight into how automation and AI are shaking up the threat landscape with Callaghan Innovation

Who Should Attend?

The Cyber Security & Risk in Government NZ Summit is the perfect platform to meet your key cyber-security objectives. Engage with like-minded peers to improve the nation’s cyber resilience, awareness and capabilities. 
Meet Senior Cyber Security, IT and Risk executives from all levels of New Zealand’s public service, including:   
  • Chief Information Security Officers 
  • Chief Information Officers 
  • Chief Risk Officers 
  • Heads of IT 
  • Heads of Risk Management 
  • IT Security Managers 
  • Heads of Cyber Security 
  • Data Security 
  • Cloud Security Managers 
  • Security Architects 
  • Network Managers



105 Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, Wellington, 6140 
T: +64 4 473 3881
Parking: For parking information for the Inner Plaza, please click HERE.
For parking details for Outer Plaza please click HERE.
How to get there: For information on how to get to the stadium, please click HERE
Accommodation: The hotels closest to the venue are:
Bolton Hotel (+64 4 472 9966)  |  Sofitel Wellington (+64 4 472 2001)  |  Quest on Lambton (+64 4 931 2999)  |  Quest on Thorndon (+64 4 333 0007)  |  ibis Wellington (+64 4 496 1880)
We also recommend checking for more accommodation options in Wellington.