“Improving Your Cyber Defences” interactive event for not-for-profit leaders

11 Aug 2021

Cyber security threats are currently affecting all organisations, both internationally and in New Zealand. A recent example you may have heard about is Otago and Auckland universities being victims of an international data security breach in mid-2020, which resulted in a US software supplier paying hackers an undisclosed ransom.

• How can you minimise the risk of being hacked?
• What are the points of vulnerability in your organisation?

Donor data is at risk

Join Barrer & Co’s discussion-style session tailored to not-for-profit organisations, where expert Peter Bailey (General Manager at Aura Information Security) will speak about the latest on cyber security and answer any questions you might have.

From ensuring you are not exposed to cyber security risks through phishing emails (the main form of attack in New Zealand!), to understanding what the impact would be to you and your donors and/or service users if your data is stolen, in this session you will learn why it is everyone’s responsibility in an organisation to ensure you are prepared to manage cyber risk. This is not just an issue for the IT team!

This event is FREE to attend for all not-for-profit leaders and Trustees. Details below!

Date: Thursday 4 November 2021
Time: 9am to 10.30am (you are welcome to stay afterwards for a korero and light morning tea)
Venue: Level 1, The Salvation Army, 853 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City
Presenter: Peter Bailey, General Manager at Aura Information Security
Host: Sarah Barrer, Managing Director at Barrer & Co

Limited spaces – Please RSVP by Thursday 28th October by emailing Rocio at .

About the presenter, Peter Bailey

Peter is a respected thought leader in the cyber security industry and is regularly called upon by media and Government to provide both comment and advice. He holds the main relationship on the all-of-government security panel and is also part of a government advisory group focused on the skills shortage in the security industry.

Based out of Aura’s Wellington offices, Peter oversees a team of more than 30 experts – all hand-picked from around the world – to deliver a full range of services to government institutions, SMEs and corporate clients in New Zealand and Australia. This includes consulting services, penetration, red team, Wi-Fi and mobile testing; as well as secure code review and Virtual Security Officer.

About the host, Sarah Barrer

Sarah has been working in the not-for-profit industry since 2008 and she has headed Barrer & Co since 2012 with a vision to support organisations to achieve their fundraising goals through developing effective strategy and relationship management.

Sarah’s fundraising philosophy is based on considered analysis and planning, enhancing stakeholder relationships, meaningful stewardship, and expectation management. Together with this, Sarah utilises traditional methodology and new and innovative ideas to create success; since the inception of Barrer & Co, she has helped more than 120 not-for-profits in the areas of capital campaigns, operational efficiency, long-term funding sustainability and increases in revenue generation.

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