Lowndes Jordan partner Rick Shera is one of nine people appointed to the CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) Establishment Advisory Board.
The Board will provide advice to the Minister for Communications and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the establishment of a national CERT.
The CERT will sit at the centre of New Zealand's cyber security response and will be the first point of call for all cyber security incidents.
The nine Board members have extensive careers in cyber security and related fields, in both the public and private sectors, and have been appointed for a term of 18 months.
Mr Shera was admitted in October 1987 and his career has focused on corporate, commercial and ICT law, particularly internet law. He has been a partner at Auckland law firm Lowndes Jordan for 20 years and is currently the Chair of NetSafe. He is also a board member of the Network for Learning and an advisory board member of DigitalNZ.