Capability event

Keeping Your Business Safe Online

Thu 11 May 5 — 6pm

Join us for this event and live stream to get advice and tips from experts about protecting your business and managing risks online.
Ticket price: Free

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All prices shown are in New Zealand dollars and inclusive of GST.

Over half of New Zealand businesses experience security attacks at least once a year, but many feel they don’t have the right tools and policies to keep themselves safe. The digital landscape is constantly changing and the cloud, social media and mobile technology bring with them a range of business safety issues.

This free event is a live streaming webinar for small businesses who want some practical advice from experts on where and how to start their online journey, and how to protect their business online. There will be a panel of experts giving practical advice on how to build a website and good social media pages, how to stay safe with your accounting systems, as well as what customers are looking for. This event is organised by and the MBIE digital economy team.

If you can't make it in person, you can watch on our live-stream (link to be posted on our website at Follow this link and you will be able to follow the live stream on May 11. 

During the event, don't hesitate to ask live questions to experts that will answer them. This event is free!


Matt Kennedy-Good will be moderating the webinar. He is head of, the first stop for small businesses online. Before, Matt was a small business owner, starting, running and selling technology and writing businesses. His background is in commercial law and compliance.
Paul Macpherson, Head of Security at Xero since 2015, has over 25 years experience in information security, compliance, risk management in the finance, law enforcement and professional services industries. He manages a global team of specialists to keep the business and customers safe in the cloud.
Originally from the United States, Sai currently sits on the international board of ISC2 ( Moving to New Zealand in 2014, Sai has worked at Waikato District Health Board. She is currently a security consultant for cloud-based accounting software company, Xero, in Wellington.
As a partner in the PwC Cyber practice, Steve is responsible for the delivery of security and privacy services to clients across multiple sectors like health, education, utilities, financial services and telecommunications. He's passionate about the protection of information to enable them to succeed.
Stuart is a specialist in the development of digital strategies in New Zealand. He is the founder of Digital Journey, the digital assessment service that helps businesses increase their digital skills and knowledge of the Internet. It helps thousands of businesses maximise online technologies.
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