Hi, I’m Chris Ward
Cyber Security Specialist Trainer
Chris is the Managing Director of a company Cyber365 whose core business is providing professional cyber training and awareness for organisations in the APAC region. Chris is an advisor to boards and Chief Executives to help understand that Cyber Security is not an Information Technology problem alone and that it is an organisation-wide responsibility. Cyber 365 is a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Partner and certified provider of SEI Cyber courses. He is now having set up three organisations as SEI partners in New Zealand, of which only 11 have in the last 30 years. Chris has recently written and lectured for a post-graduate diploma in Cyber for the University of the South Pacific in Fiji and is presently writing a new Cyber Degree for Victoria University and the University of Hanoi.
He is a highly qualified and experienced Information Assurance/Cyber Security Professional with a track record of successful project delivery. Until 2016 Chris was the New Zealand Defence Force lead for Cyber Security and Information Security, including chair of two executive International Cyber committees. He held a Top Secret Special clearance for over 15 years while with the UK and NZ defence forces. Chris is an SEI instructor at Carnegie Mellon University based in the United States and delivers SEI training in New Zealand and Australia. In partnership with Victoria University of Wellington’s centre for long-life learning, He is also a Cyber research fellow and technical advisor to the Engineering faculty at Victoria University in Wellington.