OWASP is a non profit organisation focussed on lifting information security awareness and upskilling individuals and organisations in the creation of technical solutions with security as a core focus.
• The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) came online in 2001
• The NZ chapter came online in 2007
• The Christchurch chapter came online in 2014
The Christchurch meetup (and slack https://github.com/binarymist/InfoSecNZ ) is focussed on lifting the knowledge and skills of our city's tech workers (Software, DevOps Engineers, Developers, Testers).
The meetup, and slack is frequented by the above roles and also some very knowledgeable Security Professionals with an ask anything, non judgemental type of culture. We are always happy to help, and always looking for those keen to run a talk, workshop, or really anything information security related.
We also have OWASP NZ meetups in Auckland and Wellington.