Check out the latest events and activities from Connect Smart and our Partners.



Howard Broad | 28 April 2017

Howard Broad: Speech to NZ Law Society: Cyber Law Conference

Howard Broad: Speech to NZ Law Society: Cyber Law Conference; Wellington 4 April 2017

Stay Smart Online | 26 April 2017

ALERT: Updates for Chrome and Firefox

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Stop using unsupported software and apply new security updates: Alert Priority High   Google and Mozilla have issued new security updates for their widely used products. Google has released Chrome 58.0.3029.81 for Windows, Mac, and...

30 March 2017

Technology-related risks and cyber security – Marsh

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Technology-related risks top Marsh’s Directors’ Risk Survey Report for 2016. Both external risk of cyber-attacks, and internal risk of major IT incidents, are the top concerns of directors and are considered to have the greatest potential impact to businesses.

Mark Jones, Head of Financial and Professional Risks, Crombie Lockwood NZ | 30 March 2017

Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery – Crombie Lockwood

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In 2012, the then FBI director, Robert Mueller, was quoted as saying “there are only two types of companies; those that have been hacked and those that will be. Even that is merging into one category: those that have been hacked and will be again.”

Sarah Bennett and Stephen Harvey, Xero Security | 30 March 2017

Old Dogs; New Tricks – Xero


Xero discuss these new risks, old crimes, and simple ways to wrap your head around cyber security.

Immigration New Zealand | 30 March 2017

Is your business suffering from skills shortages? – Immigration New Zealand

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Every two years the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education conducts its Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS). The latest survey, conducted mid-last year, was released on 8 March. It surveyed over 19,000 information security professionals from over 170 countries about trends and issue

Minister Simon Bridges | 23 March 2017

NZ cyber security strategy tracking well

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The government released its first report on the implementation of New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan today.

10 March 2017

ALERT: Connect Smart and Xero warn of invoice scam

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Connect Smart and Xero are advising New Zealand business owners to review their email account security. A current email scam re-directs invoice payments to a fraudulent bank account by hacking into insecure business email accounts. You can find advice here on how to keep your business more secure

Connect Smart Partners | 24 February 2017

2017 Cyber Security Trends

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According to Connect Smart research, one in five (20%) New Zealanders were affected by cyber crime in the past year, rising to 72% when spam and suspicious emails are factored in. As Kiwis are increasingly online in their work and personal environments, these figures can be expected to increase if i

Microsoft NZ | 24 February 2017

Overcoming online risks with ‘digital civility’ – Microsoft


To coincide with Safer Internet Day on February 7, Microsoft released its inaugural Digital Civility Index, based on a survey that examined people’s attitudes and perceptions about online behaviours and interactions.

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