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TUESDAY, 19 MARCH 2024 (6pm-8pm)

Unpacking the cyber operational environment 2024 and beyond 


Malicious Nation States. Ransomware. Global wars and societal unrest. Organised Cybercriminal Marketplace. AI. Quantum. 2024 sees us on the edge of profound change. We are interconnected globally like never before, making every one of us – both individually and organisationally – legitimate targets for aggressive cyber threat actors with unprecedented reach. Our precious IP, personal information and critical infrastructure are at risk. 


Navigate the evolving cyber threats of 2024 and beyond at the exclusive CISO Leaders NZ Networking Dinner. Hosted by Fortinet, this complimentary VIP event brings together 15 cybersecurity leaders for engaging peer-to-peer discussions in an intimate and relaxed setting. 


Here’s what to expect: 

  • Peer-Led Guidance: Fortify your cybersecurity approach with practical insights from fellow cybersecurity leaders, ensuring a comprehensive approach to evolving threats. 

  • Exclusive Insights: Delve into the complexities of the cyber threat landscape, including AI and Quantum trends, and their implications for your organisation. 

  • Strategic Networking: Connect with fellow cybersecurity leaders over a 3-course dinner and drinks in a private setting, encouraging open dialogue and strategy sharing. 


Join us for an evening of insightful conversations and networking to strengthen your organisation's cybersecurity posture with confidence. 

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James Hurndell
Manager of Threat Analysis, 
Intelligence and Cyber Defence Operations

National Cyber Security Centre

James Hurndell is the Manager of Threat Analysis and Intelligence within the GCSB’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC’s purpose is to create a safer digital world for New Zealand to prosper. Its focus includes identifying and responding to cyber security incidents impacting New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations, and those likely to cause a national level harm.  

James has a breadth of experience across the NCSC’s functions including leading operational and analyst teams and currently leads teams at the heart of the NCSC’s cyber analysis and intelligence operations.

He has a background in threat analysis, engagement, incident response, and resilience raising. Prior to this role, he  led the Cyber Resilience Unit and has contributed to significant national level responses to cyber security incidents.


James has a Bachelor of Arts with a triple major and a Master of Strategic Studies from Victoria University of Wellington and has experience working across government and the private sector. 

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Glenn Maiden

Director of Threat Intelligence Operations

FortiGuard Labs ANZ 

Glenn has more than 25 years’ experience in different roles across the technology sector with a solid background in defence, intelligence, national security, and government affairs. 


His role with FortiGuard Labs focuses on identifying and sharing threat intelligence to help organisations protect against current and emerging threats. 

To apply for a complimentary ticket, please reply to Zoe Ray on

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