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Director Deep Dive: Preparing for a cyber attack

Director Deep Dive session with Dermot Conlon. This interactive discussion-style event will be capped at 12 attendees.

Dermot Conlon
12:00pm — 2:00pm, 25 May 2022
Oracle House, Level 3, 162 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD
Price members
$35.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$60.00 incl GST


If your organisation were subject to a cyber attack, do you have a plan in place to come out the other side? This deep dive will discuss how to put a plan in place to be better prepared in the event of a cyber attack.

Lunch will be provided.

Dermot Conlon

Executive GM, Kordia SecOps

With 15 years in senior leadership roles across the ICT industry, Dermot has built and led high performing teams, delivering tangible outcomes for major organisations across ANZ and the UK.

Dermot is a determined leader in the New Zealand cyber security industry and is committed to developing talent and helping organisations to reduce their cyber security risk exposure.

Prior to joining Kordia Group, Dermot built one of New Zealand’s leading and most trusted Cyber Security Operations Service providers, SecOps NZ. This business was acquired by Kordia in July 2021.

Dermot has held previous senior leadership roles at NTT (formerly Dimension Data New Zealand) and Ascent Global Services (now Southern Communications UK). Both roles involved advisory responsibilities enabling customers to execute on secure digital strategies and realise the intended outcomes.

Dermot is an avid learner and firmly believes in extending one’s knowledge and forever being a student. He holds the following certifications:  

University of Westminster, MBA First Honours Degree (Grade: Distinction)

INSEAD Singapore: Certificate of Business strategy and Financial Performance

Scaled Agile – Certified SAFe Scrum Master

(ISC)² – CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)

ISACA – CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)

ISACA – CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control)

ISACA – CPDSE (Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer)

BSI – ISO 27001 Lead Implementer

PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner.

About Kordia

Kordia is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions to a wide range of corporate and government clients throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the wider Pacific. With more than 65 years’ experience in keeping New Zealand connected, Kordia is continually evolving its product and service offering to meet the changing needs of businesses in an always-on world. Today, Kordia’s offering in the mission-critical technology space spans cloud, cyber security, modern workplace, media, broadcast, maritime, and more. Underpinning all Kordia does is its people – a team of more than 400 technology experts who are trusted by some of New Zealand’s biggest brands to keep them connected and secure online. As a State-Owned Enterprise, Kordia is a proudly New Zealand owned business that exists to help Kiwi businesses create, innovate, flourish, and thrive, and provide value to the shareholder. For more information visit:

Additional information


All attendees at IoD events must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and show a My Vaccine Pass on arrival at the event. If you have a medical exemption and a My Vaccine Pass you may still be able to attend. For more information on our vaccine policy and safety plan see our Covid-19 updates' page.

Branch event cancellation policy

Regrettably, registration fees cannot be refunded when cancellations are received within two working days prior to any branch event.

See our standard terms and conditions for more information.


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Auckland Branch Manager

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+64 9 905 4804

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    25 May 2022
    Members — $35.00
    Non-members — $60.00
    Please ph 04 499 0076 to be placed on the waitlist

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