PLD 0-18 Years: Cyber Security – A misguided perception

Have you ever been concerned about your personal or school cyber safety?
Date: 21st March 2023

In this fun, informative overview of cybersecurity, which is contextual to New Zealand today, Chris Ward, our facilitator, will cover a range of topics including how to:

  • gain a foundational overview of the various elements of cybersecurity
  • understand the importance of maintaining a safe presence on the internet at work and at home
  • gain an understanding of what to protect when using the internet
  • how to avoid becoming a target on the internet and introducing viruses and hackers into your home or school.

Though this is not an ‘usual’ MANZ workshop, we consider that it will be very useful in our ever-changing world where spam and hacking has almost become the norm. This workshop is limited to 100 registrations, so if you are interested, please register early. 

Date: 21st March 2023 

Time: 7.00 – 7.45 pm

$50 MANZ School
$75 Individual and Organisation members
$100 Non MANZ School or Individual members

Delivered: Online via Zoom

Note: Each attendee MUST complete their own registration for the workshop.

Christopher Ward Associate Professor, MSc, CISSP, MBCS,

Until 2016 Chris was the New Zealand Defence Force lead for Defensive Cyber Operations, including chairing two Executive International Military Cyber and Intelligence committees. Previously he was the UK Military Chair of the same Executive committees. Chris is the only Qualified and Authorised Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Cyber instructor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Southern Hemisphere. Chris delivers professional SEI Cyber training and services in Australasia, Pacific Islands, the Middle and the Far East. He is also a Cyber research fellow and technical advisor to the Engineering faculty at Victoria University in Wellington and Government agencies.

Chris has written and lectured a post-graduate diploma in Cyber Security for the University of the South Pacific in Fiji and is presently writing an MSc and BSc in Cyber for Hanoi University and Victoria University.

PLD 0-18 Years: Cyber Security – A misguided perception

Date: 21st March 2023
Time: 7.00 - 7.45 pm
Location: Online via Zoom