Should I Run in 2020?

KPMG Tauranga Office | 247 Cameron Road - Level 2, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty


12:00-12:15Arrivals & Networking
12:15-12:30Welcome and Cyber Security News Update, Jon Edney [CISSP, CEH]
12:30-13:30Should I Run in 2020?, Simon Howard, Director, ZX Security
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The UK voted to leave the EU and The Donald is president, what a time to be alive. With the Russian government purported to be an influence in both these events, it got me thinking. How hard is it to actually influence an election? What methodology would you employ and how far out from the election would you need to start? What does it take to run your own sock puppet army? How would you tailor your messages to have maximum impact? What is the state of the art in detecting these attacks? This presentation will answer those questions and many more, leaving you begging the question – should I run in 2020?


Simon Howard runs ZX Security, a penetration testing firm based out of New Zealand. Simon also co-founded and assists with running Australasia’s largest hacker conference, Kiwicon. Simon and his staff have extensive experience in testing the security of, and finding vulnerabilities in anything that processes 0’s and 1’s.

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Simon Howard, Director, ZX Security

KPMG Tauranga Office
247 Cameron Road
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
New Zealand