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.