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UP FRONT - NZSA e-Newsletter - Vol 3 No.7

Up Front The NZSA e-Newsletter

Up Front
the NZSA e-Newsletter

July 2004
Vol 3 No#7

Dear Editor

As I mentioned in the last UP FRONT, it is planned that the next conference will be held in Auckland with the possibility of combining it with a trade exhibition that will also be open to the public for all or part of the time.

From feedback so far, there is interest in such an event and we have made tentative bookings at a venue that can cater for it. This would possibly run from the Thursday of the conference through to the Sunday afternoon. The intention would also be to showcase the Association and its members.

So as to get a feeling for how the security industry in Australia organise their trade exhibition, I am going to take the opportunity of visiting the ASIAL conference in Sydney next week. NZSA have also been invited to attend the ASIAL Board meeting, the day after their conference.

In the last UP FRONT, we omitted to thank one of the sponsors – Security Plastics. Our apologies! We would like to take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation for their involvement.


Barrie Cooper
Executive Director

NZSA Website

Membership Application Links NEW MEMBERS

We would like to welcome all our new members this year. If you know of anyone in the Security Industry who is not a member of NZSA, ask them to call us and we will send them an information pack about the Association. Invite them to the next regional meeting in your area as your guest, and let them know what is happening with upcoming events.


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1. Security Officer Certificates of Merit Let us know about any Officer worthy of recognition

2. Singaporeans Visiting NZ Can you help?

3. Regional Updates What is happening in your region

4. NZSA Website Check us out!

5. New Zealand Property Institute Keep informed of programmes organised by the NZPI.

6. Yellow Pages Link Yourself Security Officer Certificates of Merit

The last UP FRONT featured an article on the Security Officer of the Year, Mr Derek Tones.

We know that there are many security officers like Derek who are worthy of recognition. In fact we have several nominations at the present that are going through the process of being awarded Certificates of Merit.

If you know anyone that you think is worthy of such recognition we would like to know - contact the NZSA office. All those officers who receive Certificates of Merit automatically go onto the list of candidates for the Security Officer of the Year Award to be presented at the next Conference.

Back to index Singaporeans Visiting New Zealand

On 10 - 11 August we will be hosting some 20 Singaporean security personnel from the Association of Certified Security Agencies. These are individuals who own their own security companies.

They are coming to New Zealand to get some overseas knowledge on the present processes within which security companies have to operate, some international threats, training and other areas of interest.

The proposal is to host them by listening to speakers for one day and then having members take them to various areas for site visits.

If you think that you are able to help please contact Barrie Cooper at the office.

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Regional Updates

Northern Region

(Please note meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of every second month.)

Mark your diaries now for the next meeting: When: Tuesday 31 August 2004 Where: The Horse and Trap, 3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden Admission: $5.00 RSVP: By e-mail to: Agenda:

To be advised, together with details of guest speaker etc. Watch this space!

For further information and to RSVP, contact Steve Minogue:

Central Region


Due to circumstances beyond our control, it has not been possible to organise a meeting of the NZSA Central Region for July. A decision was taken at our last meeting to change the date of our 2 monthly meeting to move it away from the proximity of the ASIS breakfast meeting. The move was to the first Wednesday of the month, every second month.

Therefore, please mark your calendars as follows: - Wednesday 4 August 2004 (Branch Meeting) - Wednesday 6 October 2004 (Branch Meeting) - Wednesday 1 December 2004 (Branch Meeting - Year End - Xmas Meeting)

We need Sponsors and Speakers for these three meetings. Your help to fill these requirements or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please let me have your input by return - thank you in anticipation!

For further information, contact Rogan Maxwell:

Southern Region

Watch this space for details of further 2004 meetings.

For further information, contact David Proud:


NZISF (NZ Information Security Forum) Meetings These will be held every second Thursday of the month.

The NZISF cordially invites you and your friends to the next breakfast meeting: When: Thursday 8 July 2004 at 7.30 am Where: The Auckland Club, 34 Shortland Street, CBD, Auckland Admission: NZISF, NZSA and NZCS members and students - $20.00 All others - $25.00. Cash or cheque only please - no credit cards Registration: E-mail your name, first name, business affiliation, and phone number to: You will receive confirmation via e-mail.


Systems Architecture and Design

Discussion of some enterprise architecture models and the need to incorporate security components into these models. Also trends towards service oriented architectures, web services and emerging architectural standards will be presented.

The Presenter:

Chris Roberts

Chris has over 30 years of IT, commercial and audit experience with extensive experience in IT consulting, computer and information security and information technology assurance. He has also worked extensively in the areas of e-fraud, IT investigations and computer forensics. He is widely experienced in both the public and private sectors and has provided specialized assistance to a variety of Government, State-Owned and private sector organizations.

Chris has presented papers on a variety of e-commerce and e-security related topics to the NZ Computer Society, GOVIS, the National Cybercrime Forum, Identity Fraud Conference and various other conferences on information security related topics. He has also presented as a visiting lecturer to Massey MBA students, Victoria University Masters programmes and Otago University information sciences students. He is currently the Manager of the Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Government Communications Security Bureau.

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For information on conferences, seminars and workshops facilitated by the New Zealand Property Institute, go to:

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Yellow Pages


NZSA have a their logo listed on the Yellow Pages web site - open the site, 'hit' Associations box on bottom right hand side then 'hit' the NZSA logo. This lists all our members throughout the country. You can extend this page by having more detail attached. Contact Robin Dowe on (09) 525 3430 ext 94216 or email

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