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Canterbury Tech May 2021 Monthly Event

Canterbury Tech Monthly Event – May 2021

Join us at our upcoming monthly Canterbury Tech event where we will hear from three guest speakers in one stream. The theme for this event is Data Security and Privacy.  

When: Tuesday 4 May 2021

Where: EPIC Innovation, 76/106 Manchester Street, Christchurch

Event Outline:
5.30pm – Registration opens, networking, drinks and nibbles
6.00pm – Canterbury Tech updates
6.20pm – 1st Speaker, Josh Brodie
6.35pm – 1st Speaker Q&A
6.40pm – 2nd Speakers, Bruce Melrose and Shane Cossar
6.55pm – 2nd Speaker Q&A
7.00pm – More networking
7.30pm – Close of event

Our Speakers:


Josh Brodie,  Technical Team Leader at Lateral Security

Topic: Best Bang for Buck: Critical Controls to Counter Cyber Criminals

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the bad news out there about security vulnerabilities. It’s often hard for organisations to figure out where to start with implementing a robust security program to let your team get on with business while keeping the baddies out.

Lateral Security has been helping folk to solve these problems for 13 years and will be providing some guidance on the key security controls to focus on to address the most likely threats.


Bruce Melrose – Portfolio Manager, Business Analysis and Shane Cossar – Portfolio Test Manager at Qual IT


Topic: Data Protection Assurance

How do you have confidence that your data is protected and secure?
A discussion around data in the context of the new Privacy Act, implications within Test environments, data governance, and approaches to data security.

The presentation will cover:

  • The Business Analyst role in data protection
    Approach to data security
  • Data Governance & Compliance
    Data Privacy
    Test Data Ownership
  • Test Data Management


Getting there: 

Public Transport – 4-minute walk from the Bus Interchange
By Car – Metered parking on surrounding streets or use The Crossing carpark nearby


Things to note:
Please note that registering for this event will be taken as acceptance that your image, name, or voice may be included in a recording or photos of proceedings that will be published after the event.

Following the advice of the Ministry of Health, we ask you to please stay home and avoid attending this gathering if you are; unwell, a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, waiting for a COVID-19 test result or self-isolating.

We will adapt the event according to the current Covid Alert Level in place at the time.

Thank you!



May 04
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free – $30
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Epic Innovation Centre
76/106 Manchester St
Christchurch, 8011
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