Cyber security in the COVID-19 world

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Presented by Andrew Hampton, Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB)

Lectures, talks and seminars

3 Aug 2020 5:45 pm to 3 Aug 2020 7:30 pm

Rutherford House LT 1 (RH LT1)

The New Zealand Institute of International Affairs invites you to a public discussion on how Cyber security in the Covid-19 world presents new threats and issues for New Zealand.

Director General of the Government Communications Security Bureau Andrew Hampton will provide insights into the global cyber threatscape, the impact of COVID-19, and the role of his agency in helping defend against sophisticated, high impact, cyber threats.

Andrew will then and take part in a facilitated discussion to respond to questions around New Zealand’s place and role in addressing one of the most significant threats facing developed nations.

For more information contact: Melanie Thornton

Speaker Bios

Prior to joining the GCSB, Andrew spent much of his career in the Justice Sector, including Treaty settlement negotiations, courts administration and leading various significant change programmes. Senior positions he held in the Justice Sector include Director of the Office of Treaty Settlements, Deputy Secretary for Courts, and Deputy Chief Executive at the Crown Law Office.

Andrew has also held senior leadership positions elsewhere in the State Sector. He was Deputy Secretary and Director of the Secretary’s Office at the Ministry of Education. He was also the first Government Chief Talent Officer at the State Services Commission, a new role responsible for leadership development, workforce strategy and employment relations across government.

Andrew has a BA (Hons) and MA (Dist) in Political Science from the University of Canterbury and has attended the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme.