2018 NZ Cyber Security Summit

Securing NZ businesses against the next generation of cyber attack

Heather Ward

Principal Advisor

National Cyber Policy Office

Heather Ward has been the Principal Adviser in the National Cyber Policy Office of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet since September 2013. The National Cyber Policy Office (NCPO) was set up within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in July 2012. It leads the development of cyber security policy advice for government and advises on the in vestment of government resources in cyber security activities. Heather Ward is leading the refresh of New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan (announced by the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media in April 2018).

Neville Burdan

Director for Cyber Security

Dimension Data Asia Pacific

Burdan is responsible for spearheading the company’s Cybersecurity GTM and joined Dimension Data Asia Pacific in 2006. In this current role, he is responsible for the execution and strategy for the security solutions portfolio that supports Dimension Data’s clients in assessing, planning, building, and operating their environment. Burdan owns solutions strategy and business development activities. He leads a regional team of Sales & Solutions Architects in designing and delivering end-to-end Security solutions and consulting services in physical, virtualised and cloud infrastructures.

Jon Duffy

Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Operations

Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Jon joined the office in July 2018 and is responsible for policy and dispute resolution investigations teams. Immediately prior to joining, he was the Head of Trust & Safety at Trade Me and was heavily involved in the company's introduction of transparency reporting. Jon is the Chair of the Consumer NZ Board and is the Deputy Chair of Netsafe. Jon has a keen interest in technology and emerging data gathering practices.

Jeremy Jones

Head of Cyber Security


Jeremy is Theta’s Head of Cyber Security and has been at the front line of cyber security for the British government for over 16 years. He is highly experienced in nation-state cyber operations and trained by the NSA (and others) in cyber, space and information warfare. Jeremy has directed numerous successful offensive cyber operations in support of UK security objectives and has led various cyberwarfare initiatives and programmes at the highest level.He brings his unique perspectives on security for organisations to enhance their prosperity through better understanding and mitigation of cyber risk in all its forms.

Tony Krzyzewski


SAM for Compliance

Global Cyber Alliance

Tony Krzyzewski is widely acknowledged as a pioneer across a number of information technology sectors in the Australasian region. Over the past 42 years in IT he has been involved across many sectors of the industry. For the past 24 years, he has specialised in cybersecurity and is an evangelist for effective security controls in the Government, local government and commercial sectors Tony is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of IT Professionals and is a New Zealand National Expert on the International Standards Organisation Information Security Standards body. He has recently been active in the update of the Center for Internet Security CIS Controls, as well as in the ongoing Global Cyber Alliance DMARC and Quad9 campaigns. In May of this year, he was appointed as one of eight Global Cyber Alliance Ambassadors Tony is co-founder and Director of SAM for Compliance, a cloud-based service that assists organisations to assess, manage, improve and report on compliance with published standards and to improve their internal cybersecurity posture.

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