Every modern business has technology as a key part of its present or future chance of success. Building reliable software is hard. Releasing new versions and updates with confidence is scary. Until we address the cultural aspects within a team and within a business there is always going to be trade offs between what the business needs, when it gets released and the quality of the applications built.
Seth Reid (www.sethreid.co.nz) is going to talk about the latest iteration in modern software development methodologies: DevOps. This process is a combination of technical practices and organizational culture that has emerged from pain experienced in real-world software development. DevOps is not a panacea, but its a step on the road toward more reliable and efficient way to deliver value to businesses and users of software.
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This month we'll be having a visit from representatives of the National Cyber Security Centre (a division of the GCSB), who's role it is to protect New Zealand's most critical infrastructure from cyber-borne threats. They'll be speaking to us about their operation and what services they offer.
Depending how long their presentation goes for, we'll also open the floor to anyone who would like to deliver a short presentation or demo, and will also have the locksport and CTF gear along for anyone who wants to get stuck into that.
If you're interested in purchasing some locksport gear of your own (e.g. pick sets, training locks) please get in touch with Chris C or check out www.pickpals.com.au
Note that as of March 2017, the meeting day has changed!
Our meetups are always first Tuesday of a month at the Catalyst IT office above Pomeroys Pub.
We usually have a talk about anything that relates to Python programming language. Some months we run team coding challenges (aka "dojos"). These will be announced beforehand.
If you have a question about Python on or are stuck with some Python project, feel free to bring it up at the meetup. There will be people around who will be happy to help.
Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6pm.
At the start and end of the meetup, an informal conversation takes place, usually over a pint of beer.
Do not hesitate to pass this information around to whomever you think may be interested to hear and discuss all things Python.
PS: NZPUG's Code of Conduct applies for our local meetups and the online meetup.com group. Please read it up in case you haven't yet https://nzpug.org/code-of-conduct/
Please Note : The TPN committee will be charging $5 for this meetup to cater for food and drink , so please ensure you have some cash on you.
Presenter: Salinda Lekamge
Salinda is the I.T. Security Manager at Tait Electronics, the Christchurch based globally operated critical communications solutions provider. He is looking after I.T. systems security and coordinator of Tait Security Incident Response Team.
Cybersecurity is a concerning issue for businesses around the world in past few years due to expansion of business boundaries physically and logically. There were 4,149 reported data breaches in 2016 with staggering number of 4.2 billion exposed records (Source: Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report 2017).
This talk is mainly focus on techniques that adversaries used to penetrate IT system of the Target Corporation, the 2nd largest retail chain in USA and how this could have mitigated.
· What is an incident and what is a breach
· Some of the biggest data breaches in the history
· Detailed technical analysis of the Target Corporation data breach
· Aftermath of Target attack
· Some interesting stats and facts about cybersecurity
TBA. We'll update these details closer to the time. :)