Secure your Cyber, 24 September 2022


You are invited to join us at this September for an amazing day of learning about security and hacking.


You! Anyone who is learning about software, and wants to learn about how to make software secure… with a dose of “how to hack” thrown in.

To clarify: The day will aim to suit students with a 100-level knowledge of software development. However, you’re still welcome if you’re not a University student… anyone interested in security should come!


A day of training in the art of securing the web… covering topics like:


Sir Owen G. Glenn Building University of Auckland
12 Grafton Road, Auckland

We will be running the day’s activities in the OGGB 4 Lecture Theatre (Room 073), in the Owen G. Glenn Building. Check-in, tea breaks, and lunch service will be in the Level 0 Foyer (Room 071), just outside OGGB 4. You can refer to the OGGB Level 0 Floor Plan, to see where everything is.

Check out the campus map, to get the lay of the land.

Paid parking is available in the underground parking garage at the OGGB, for $6 per day on the weekend (Campus Parking Information).

Public transport options:

If you have accessibility requirements, get in touch and we’ll make sure things are sorted.


24 September 2022
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please check in by 9:45 a.m., so we can start promptly.

Conference Schedule

Start End What Who Where
9:15 10:00 Check-in, Morning Tea Level 0 Foyer
10:00 10:15 Welcome, Health & Safety John DiLeo, Event Host OGGB 4
10:15 11:00 History of Hacking in New Zealand Simon Howard, ZX Security OGGB 4
11:05 11:35 Looking for Trouble in the Right Places: Bug Bounties and You Sana Oshika, Pulse Security OGGB 4
11:40 12:30 Leveraging OWASP Projects and Tools to Build Secure Software John DiLeo, OWASP NZ OGGB 4
12:30 13:30 Lunch Level 0 Foyer
13:30 15:30 Workshop - Application Threat Modelling John DiLeo, Datacom OGGB 4
15:30 16:00 Afternoon Tea Break Level 0 Foyer
16:00 16:45 The Incident Response Plan that Saved Christmas Petra Smith, Sharesies OGGB 4
16:50 17:45 Panel Discussion: Going Further in AppSec James Cooper
Chris Hails
Simon Howard
John-Paul (JP) Sikking
Julian Simpson
17:45 18:00 Wrap-up and Closing Remarks John DiLeo, Event Host OGGB 4


Registration CLOSED at noon on Wednesday, 21st September.

Register now for your free ticket to the best security-themed one-day event at University of Auckland this September!


Over the course of the day, there will be a number of speakers. You will be learning about a wide array of security topics, from some of the best in New Zealand!


Morning tea will be served during check-in (9:15 - 10:00), with coffee, tea, and something savoury. We’ll also provide a light lunch and afternoon tea. Tea break and lunch service will include items suitable for vegetarian and gluten-free diets.

Please bring a water bottle and any snacks you need, to keep you going.

The U of A campus will be pretty quiet on the weekend, so don’t count on many places being open for coffee or food.


Follow us on twitter: @AppSecNZ

Any questions?

Boring, but serious stuff

We are committed to running an event that is inclusive to all and where everyone is welcome. There will be no alcohol. This event has a code of conduct, and we expect everyone to read it and abide by it. We reserve the right to remove anyone, for any reason.