This practical one day workshop will provide you with insights on how to understand digital risks and manage your cyber security. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and a strategy to ensure cyber security in your organisation is fit for purpose.

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With changing business expectations and risk landscapes, businesses need to keep up with the latest opportunities, threats and technology change. Having a poor IT security strategy and capability can expose organisations to significant levels of risk.

The Global State of Information Security Survey 2017 found that security breaches are on the rise in New Zealand and across the globe, so it’s no surprise to find that as the number of information security incidents continues to mount as do associated impacts and financial losses.

This unique and interactive workshop will provide you with the knowledge you need to:

  • Develop a strategy to ensure cyber security in your organisation is fit for purpose.
  • Generate high level security framework and roadmap.
  • Ask the questions and know the answers that your board and executive need.
  • Gain insights on how cyber security risks can be managed.
  • Review your cyber security function, enabling you to gain efficiencies and increase the value your staff, vendors and partners provide.
  • Form a view of what you should be focussing on and protecting. You will understand security in the context of your organisations.
  • Understand why cyber incidents are different, the motivations of your attacker and what effective preparation and response looks like.

This workshop includes a Game of Threat'sTM session that simulates some of the real world challenges of cyber security and responding to an incident, to make the security challenge 'real'. 

The primary objective is to give you the knowledge you need to achieve the confidence that your investment in cyber security results in the appropriate and effective management of your digital risk

Target Audience

This course is relevant for:

  • Executives
  • Business owners and management
  • Information management professional
  • Anyone with a responsibility for cyber security

Continuing Professional Development

7 hours


$950 plus GST, includes lunch and refreshments

Workshop numbers

Limited to 30 attendees


Adrian Van Hest

Adrian Van Hest, PwC Partner

Adrian is our Cyber Leader and has a specific focus on IT security, risk, project governance, strategy and innovation. Adrian is passionate about improving New Zealand cyber security and was involved in the establishment of the international award winning New Zealand Internet Task Force, where he is currently a board member. His key areas of interest are security, technology, and innovation as well as market, product, and service development.

His specialities include risk assessment and management; governance; IT security strategy and architecture; programme and project management; business and information systems strategy and planning; enterprise and security architecture; disaster recovery, contingency planning and crisis management.

With over 22 years of international business and IT experience, Adrian has spent significant time working in the IT security industry helping clients with risk assessments, compliance, policy, threat mitigation, architecture, and strategy. Adrian also has extensive experience in incident response and crisis management, disaster recovery, and contingency planning.

Craig Tweedie

Craig Tweedie, PwC Director

Craig is a Director in the PwC Cyber team, Craig advises clients on all facets of a security function. This includes working with senior leadership, operational management and technical teams. Craig is the security architecture and operations capability lead and the energy sector lead for PwC’s Cyber practice.

Craig started working in the IT sector in the early 90’s as a network technician. Since then, he has delivered project based work around the world including IT systems integration, application development, standardised platforms and security capabilities. He has held roles ranging from Technical Implementer through to Director. Craig has experience with many complex security solutions and environments across the telecommunications, banking, and energy sectors including government in New Zealand and the UK.

Steve McCabe 

Steve McCabe, PwC Partner

Steve is passionate about the protection of information to enable organisations to succeed. He is keenly interested in the ways in which the identification and treatment of information security and privacy risk offer real business advantage and can build public and customer confidence.

As a partner in the Cyber practice Steve is responsible for the delivery of security and privacy services to clients across multiple sectors. He has a particular focus on the delivery of differentiated and high value security services that use real world, data driven insights to create prioritised and effective security strategies.

Steve joined PwC as a partner in September 2014 having most recently been a partner in a boutique security firm in Wellington and head of Security for Centrica/British Gas in the United Kingdom. Steve has 15 years of experience in security leadership roles both in New Zealand and overseas.

When Steve helps his clients to use their highly valuable information confidently, to make a difference, then he knows he’s done his job.


Campbell McKenzie

Campbell is dedicated to solving important problems using technology, Campbell's primary focus is on fighting cybercrime and helping clients to understand and manage their cyber security risks.

Campbell leads PwC's Auckland Cyber Security team, which is passionate about helping organisations manage technology risk and security so that they can maximise opportunities. 

With significant forensic technology expertise, Campbell also leads PwC’s Forensic Technology practice. His specialisms include electronic investigations and electronic discovery, and he has previously worked for the New Zealand Police investigating electronic crime.

Campbell has been recognised by the District and High Courts of New Zealand, for his expertise in matters involving financial crime and general litigation. He has also been appointed as an independent expert by the High Court.


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