Event    In Partnership with ITP

Malware vs Machine Learning

The Tauranga Club | 72 Devonport Road - Level 5 Devonport Towers, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty


12:00-12:15Arrivals & Networking
12:15-12:30Welcome and Cyber Security News Update, Jon Edney [CISSP, CEH]
12:30-13:30Malware vs Machine Learning, Brad Pearpoint, Advantage
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The world of malware development, deployment and attacks is ever changing in a cat and mouse style war. We will discuss the history of malware, the drivers behind it and why the dark side has historically always had the upper hand. We will then provide an introduction to Artificial Intelligence as it applies to cyber security, along with discussing trends, advantages and disadvantages of the technology in practice.


Brad Pearpoint has 14 years’ experience in the New Zealand IT segment, historically in the development and implementation of private cloud infrastructure for legal, medical and financial organisations. Today he is the MD for Advantage, a 35 year old multiservice IT company providing Managed Security, SOC Services and Private Cloud amongst traditional IT services.

Brad is instrumental in developing Advantage’s security offerings, with a passion to help the SMB market reduce their risk profile via a combination of advice, training and unique products tailored to our New Zealand market.

Additional Info

Advantage has kindly sponsored a light lunch for this event.


This session is brought to you by BOPSIG and the Tauranga Branch of IT Professionals NZ. Please note the different venue.

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Event Malware vs Machine Learning
Brad Pearpoint, Advantage
The Tauranga Club
72 Devonport Road
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
New Zealand