The internet has brought great opportunities for New Zealanders to do business with each other and the rest of the world. But it has also introduced some risks. Connect Smart provides practical steps to help protect your business, employees and customers online.

The internet is a vital tool for business. Important financial information, customer data, business plans, and intellectual property can all now be stored and accessed online and via mobile devices. An increasing number of businesses also rely on online commerce to reach their customer and supplier networks. 

With so many employees quite literally walking around with sensitive company and customer information in their handbags and back-pockets there is a greater need than ever to ensure your business has effective online security practices in place.

The scale and nature of many SMEs means that often they do not have the internal IT capability or the resources to engage specialists.  But some simple security practices can make a big difference. 

Providing a secure environment for transactions is critical to building and maintaining customer confidence and trust. There are also legal obligations which govern how businesses must manage customer information to ensure privacy.

Connect Smart for Business aims to encourage organisations to take simple, practical steps to protect themselves, their employees and customers to ensure they can operate securely in an online environment. 

Connect Smart – protect your business online

  1. Don’t wait until it’s too late – be proactive, improve your digital security now before you become a victim.
  2. Improving your digital security is easy – it’s not complicated or expensive to take basic steps to protect yourself and your personal information.
  3. Protect yourself across all your devices – it’s as important to be secure on your smartphone and tablet as it is on your PC or laptop.
  4. Protecting yourself also protects friends, family and work – having your personal information compromised is more than an inconvenience and can have major consequences for you and everybody you know.


The Connect Smart for Business: SME Toolkit.pdf

Developed by Connect Smart's panel of cyber security experts and sponsored by Vodafone, this toolkit provides simple tips and templates outlining how to protect your business online.

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