Overseas Security Advisory Council announces New Zealand chapter relaunch and Auckland symposium

New Zealand Security Magazine - Update

Reboot of OSAC's New Zealand chapter to be celebrated in Auckland.

The US Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) announces the relaunch of its New Zealand chapter and the staging of a security symposium in Auckland on 23 February.

The OSAC New Zealand Chapter will mark the relaunch of its New Zealand country chapter with a Security Symposium, featuring speakers on Cyber Security and A.I. driven threat monitoring. 

The first in-person OSAC meeting for New Zealand in years is being hosted by Westpac Bank in downtown Auckland. 

OSAC is a global partnership between the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security and private companies, providing both an online platform for public-private security and safety information sharing and a global network of over 150 Country Chapters for the protection of US Citizens and interests overseas.  

The event will take place between 2:30 and 5:00pm on 23 February, with networking from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

The event will feature experts from Dataminr, the US Secret Service, and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security Directorate of Cyber and Technology Security speaking on Artificial Intelligence-driven online threat identification and monitoring, cyber fraud threats, breaches, and investigations, and cybersecurity. 

Membership of OSAC is not a prerequisite to attending the meeting, but according to OSAC free membership invites participants to an ongoing collaboration and access to a suite of open-source security and threat reports.

The OSAC Program Office is headquartered in Washington, DC and is overseen by a 34-member public-private Council. OSAC membership includes 5,400+ organisations and 18,000+ individuals from US-based corporate, nonprofit, academic, and faith-based groups.