The New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) is pleased to announce that it has been named and acknowledged as the iSANZ Hall of Fame inductee for 2018.
This special, nominated honour is bestowed annually at the iSANZ Information Security Awards. It recognises a person, event or company who has made a significant contribution to the wider information security community.
On hand last week to receive the Hall of Fame Award were NZITF Chair Barry Brailey and past Task Force Chairs Mike Seddon and Paul McKitrick.
Brailey says NZITF and its members are honoured to be recognised with the Hall of Fame Award. The accolade reflects 10 years of hard work by Task Force members in improving the cyber security posture of New Zealand.
Since its inception, the Task Force has grown to include approximately 370 members – including individuals with operational roles in cybersecurity from the government agencies, law enforcement, corporate enterprise, banking, telecommunications and internet providers, and academia.
NZITF’s membership-based structure, where dialogue and collaborative efforts are undertaken in a trusted, confidential fashion, is key to its success, says Brailey.
“The individuals and organisations involved in the NZITF contribute immensely to the safety and security of New Zealanders online, and it’s a pleasure to see their commitment and dedication recognised at the national level. ”
Commenting on NZITF’s inclusion into the Hall of Fame, the iSANZ Board noted that NZITF has made substantial contributions to cybersecurity training, outreach and information sharing - including consulting with Government on cyber security, running public response activities and developing coordinated disclosure guidelines that have now been adopted by many major enterprises and government agencies.
Previous iSANZ Hall of Fame inductees include University of Auckland computer security researcher Dr Peter Gutmann, non-profit online safety organisation NetSafe and cybersecurity networking body the 1st Tuesday Forum.