LockSport Auckland, Februrary Meetup – Auckland – 20 February 2019

What

Interested in learning lock picking for fun? That’s what we do!

Have you ever been interested in how locks work? Been involved in locksmithing? Do you want to learn a cool hobby that will impress your friends? If you answered yes to any of the above, then locksport is for you!

Whether a beginner, novice or experienced professional, you have a place in LockSport Auckland. We area a social group dedicated to the hobby of locks,


When and Where

Tabac Bar,
6 Mills Lane,
Auckland CBD

7pm – 10pm
Wednesday 20 February 2019

How Much

Free

More

LockSport Auckland Meetup Group
LockSport Auckland February Meetup

Hack and Learn 2.0 – Auckland – 5 February 2019

What

Hack And Learn is an InfoSec Meetup group with an emphasis on practical learning for IT Security Professionals and Enthusiasts.

Each meetup will host a series of vulnerable computers/applications in a secure network. Attendees are invited to bring their laptops and participate in a Capture The Flag style walkthrough. Observers are welcome too. Hacks will be demonstrated and discussed within the group.

When and Where

Workday
Level 2
152 Fenshaw St
Auckland CBD

6pm – 9pm
Tuesday 5 February 2019

How Much

Free

More

Hack and Learn 2.0 , February 5th
Hack and Learn Meetup Group

OWASP NZ Day 2019: Pre-Conference Training Day – Auckland – 21 February 2019

What

As part of the tenth OWASP New Zealand Day event, we are offering three training classes on Thursday, 21 February 2019. Attendees have a choice of three training events:

  • Real-World Penetration Testing (Full Day) – Presented by Pentest Academy (67 seats available)
  • Are You a Secure Code Warrior? (Half Day) – Presented by Secure Code Warrior (67 seats available)
  • Threat Modelling: Getting from None to Done (Full Day) – Presented by OWASP New Zealand Chapter (20 seats available)

The Main OWASP Conference is the following day (Friday the 22end)

Registration closes 14 February, and no refunds will be given after that date.

When and Where

Thursday 21 February 2019
8am – 5:30pm

The University of Auckland School of Business
12 Grafton Rd
Auckland

How Much

Full-day sessions is $500
Half-days sessions $250

Refunds up to 7 days before event

More

Webpage with information on OWASP Training
Registration Webpage

OWASP New Zealand Day 2019 – Auckland – 22 February 2019

What

We are proud to announce the tenth OWASP New Zealand Day conference, to be held at the University of Auckland School of Business on Friday February 22, 2019.

OWASP New Zealand Day is a one-day conference dedicated to application and information security, with an emphasis on secure architecture and development techniques, to help Kiwi developers build more secure applications.

There will be two streams throughout the day. The first stream will include introductory talks on application and information security topics, as well as on policy, compliance, and risk management. The second stream will primarily address deeper technical topics.

Who is it for?

* Web Developers
* Security Professionals and Enthusiasts
* Program and Project Managers
* Business Analysts
* Requirements Analysts
* Software Testers

When and Where

Friday 22 February 2019
9am – 6pm

The University of Auckland School of Business
12 Grafton Rd
Auckland

How Much

Free

More

OWASP NZ Day 2019 Web page
Registration Page

OpenBSD informal talk – Wellington – 23 January 2019

What

A number of OpenBSD developers will be visiting Victoria University in
January. As part of that, they will be giving an informal talk on what they
have been working on recently, open to the public.

A number of the OpenSSH and LibreSSL devs will be there, including Theo de
Raadt, Bob Beck and Damien Miller, as well as one of the devs who
spear-headed the OpenBSD response to Meltdown, among others.

When and Where

Lecture Theatre,
LBLT118,
Laby Building,
Victoria University,
Wellington

Starting at 2pm
Wednesday 23 January 2019

How Much

Free

More

Please contact Richard Procter ( richard.n.procter at gmail.com ) if you have any questions

CHCon (Christchurch Hacker Conference) – Christchurch – 25-27 October 2018

What

CHCon is a conference for security professionals and hackers in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is for anyone interested in software, hardware, and physical security in tech.

  • Training will be run on Thursday 25th October
  • Presentations on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th.
  • Badge and locksport challenges will be run throughout the main event

When and Where

UCSA Events Centre,
90 Ilam Rd,
Riccarton,
Christchurch

Training Day
Thursday 25 October 2018
8am – 5pm

Main Event
Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October 2018
9am – 6pm

How Much

For the Main event

General Admission  $70
Students/Unwaged  $35

Tickets for Training sold separately, prices to be confirmed.

More

Chcon Website
Chcon Main Event Schedule
Tickets

Kiwicon 2038 – Wellington – 14 – 17 November 2018

What

Kiwicon is the one of the myriad technical computer security conferences in the Australia-Pacific region, but remains triumphant as the one that most resembles a variety show. Organised by a masochistic cabal of the security community, Kiwicon attempts to bring together the commercial infosec industry, academics, students, and hobbyist hackers to discover the new, the interesting, and technologically crackin’.

First run in 2007, by now Kiwicon has gained reputation, size, and an extra cleaning run for the toilets. Attendance in 2016 was around 2100 people (although we do not claim all of them are paying attention) plus 30 or so speakers, staff and crue.

Kiwicon is a hacker conference, which, if you were wondering, means we talk about the intricacies of breaking into, breaking out of, or breaking around technological systems.  It might have had a “warranty void if removed” sticker, but that’s now a scrunched up ball, and we are reverse engineering the firmware.

If you’ve been to a hacker con elsewhere, then you’ll know what Kiwicon is about – any of the other grass roots community cons are what Kiwicon pays homage to, but we try to add a little special (strange) kiwi flavour to it.

If you’re new to hacker conferences, well, we think you’re in for a treat. Kiwicon is probably not like any other tech conference you’ve been to – there’s no dry, boring talks (we hope), no vendor booths, no bags of crappy pens and tripe you don’t want. Instead you’ll get people who are engaged with tech because they are pathologically curious; people who like poking things till they break just because its there and then figuring out how to fix them. You’ll probably also get one of the more hostile network environments you’re likely to connect to (perhaps, second to the Ministry of Health, circa 2009), so, unless you’re particularly confident at securing your laptop, phone, RFID proxcard, passport, pager, or iPad, you’d be best to just leave them at home. Or take the battery out (and watch out for HERF guns.)

Yes, some hackers break the law. Lots of hackers don’t – we’re not Legion; the Kiwicon community includes people from corporate and government backgrounds, through purestrain infosec industry, and the wider tech sector, students, academics and onwards into space cadets, conspiracy theorists, freaks, and goths. So pretty much like life, then, but with much more people wearing black. Keep an open mind, and, in the words of Frankie, relax.

When and Where

Training Days (plus pre-events)

Wednesday 14 November
Thursday 15 November

Main Event

The Michael Fowler Centre
111 Wakefield St
Wellington

9am – 6:30 pm
Friday 16 Novemeber and Satuday 17 Novemeber 2018

 

How Much

$99.95 standard (or pay more if you want)
$29.95 for student and benficiaries

Costs of training to be advised but some free places.

More

Kiwicon 2038 Website
Kiwicon 2038 Schedule