New Zealand Information Security Workforce Development StrategyNovember 2012 In2securITy Limited Page 2
New Zealand has faced many challenges when protecting its valuable information. Time and again,many private and public sector organisations have failed to approach these challenges with thematurity, governance and technical excellence that modern systems require.As the pace of technical innovation increases, the complexity and quantity of these challenges willonly increase. As a result, New Zealand needs to seize this opportunity to modernise its approach tothe recruitment, retention and professionalization of its information security industry
an industrythat will be tasked with protecting our systems and sensitive information for years to come.This document outlines the issues faced by New Zealand organisations when addressing thischallenge as well as the threat posed by failing to act now.In addition, this strategy contains an evaluation of a 12 month pilot scheme, in2securITy, launched in2012 to address these issues. This scheme has proven without doubt that New Zealand has a largeappetite and need for this kind of development programme.Finally, this strategy outlines a set of objectives and operating principles for the implementation of aNational Information Security Workforce Development Strategy, to consist of a set of proposedinitiatives
each designed to make New Zealand a global leader in the strategic development of world class information security professionals.