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Digital and Cyber Risk: Beyond 2020

The world has seen an unprecedented rise in cyber security incidents since the beginning of 2020 – a trend which is shaking up everything we thought we knew about prevention and management of this insidious risk. 

This session will provide a deep-dive into what has been going on in the world of cyber security and insurance over the past 12 months, how this has impacted on businesses in all sectors both globally and here in New Zealand, and what we may expect looking forward.

Join FinTechNZ and Digital Identity NZ for three hours of engaging presentations and networking. Food and beverages will be provided, thank you to Marsh for sponsoring this event. 


Jono Soo

Head of Cyber Specialty – New Zealand, Marsh & McLellan

Jono provides specialist risk advice to clients to address their key cyber exposures and insurance needs. Jono regularly gets involved in industry events and also contributes to discussions on cyber trends both nationally and internationally, to better educate clients and colleagues on all-things-cyber and why it really needs to be taken seriously now more so than ever before. Jono was also nominated in the Insurance Magazine NZ Young Gun’s 2020 list, spotlighting some of the most influential insurance industry professionals under 35 in New Zealand.

Andy Prow

CEO & Co-Founder, Red Shield

Andy is a passionate and successful NZ serial entrepreneur, specializing in Cyber Security.  A technologist at heart, he has worked in IT for 27 years, both in NZ, the UK and Europe. In 2001 he made the transition from Software Developer and IT Consultant to Entrepreneur and has since founded and run 5 successful IT companies. Andy’s core technology strength is in the Cyber-Security realm, having founded one of NZ’s leading penetration and ethical hacking companies, and then founding and running RedShield, a niche web-application defence company, with customers and staff in NZ, Australia, UK, Sweden and of course from coast to coast across the USA. Andy’s companies have had amazing recognition, winning awards such as the NZ HiTech Awards, Deloitte Fast 50, Deloitte APAC Tech Fast 500 for fastest growing revenue, and Andy himself won the EY NZ Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 (Services Company Category). He’s not only experienced in starting companies from scratch but has raised capital in both New Zealand the UK, and has achieved several successful exits.

Paul Platen

Principal Public Key Infrustructure and Identity Management Consultant, SSS – IT Security Specialists

Paul Platen is the Principal Public Key Infrastructure and Identity Management consultant for SSS – IT Security Specialists and leads a team of cyber security engineers. Paul has had a colourful career in Information Security and is a seasoned Cyber Security professional with more than 20 years’ experience in IT, Information Security and Project Management. Prior to joining SSS – IT Security Specialists, Paul’s role focussed on consulting, designing, and deploying technology solutions for digital identities, Cryptography, authentication, facial and fingerprint biometrics, smartcards, and fraud management. This role covered everything from finding ghost workers in government employment to implementing national ID card solutions to fraud prevention and implementing security for a leading aircraft manufacturer on their aircraft. He has extensive experience consulting within the banking, government, insurance and aviation industries on strategy and technology roadmaps across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States. Apart from his love of technology, Paul is passionate about skills development and making cybersecurity more accessible to young people of all backgrounds. This includes making cybersecurity a viable career option for people that do not have an IT background. He is on a mission to simplify cybersecurity and make it understandable for everyone. He believes that to secure our future, we need to educate, empower and enable people from different backgrounds – more young people need to be inspired, mentored, and developed to do good and make a difference. He is convinced that Cybersecurity is no longer the exclusive domain of technologists. Paul imagines a world where skills development in cyber security can break the intergenerational cycle of poverty that faces our youth….one megabyte at a time and one person at a time.

Jonathon Berry

Consulting Partner, InPhySec Security

Jonathon Berry is a Consulting Partner at InPhySec, one of NZ’s leading cyber-security companies.  With over two decades in the military and GCSB leadership roles.  Jonathon has led major system security audits and developed remediation programs that have helped organisations measurably improve their security position. Jonathon’s specialties are Governance, Risk and Compliance) to recognised standards and frameworks such as the PSR, NZISM, ISO27001 and NIST CSF.

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  • A Tech Alliance event
  • Free for members of Digital Identity NZ and FinTechNZ
  • $25 for non-members


Aug 05
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $25
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