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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.

03 February 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017

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Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally on 7 February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Peter Chisnall, Mastercard | 29 November 2016

Staying secure when shopping online this festive season – Mastercard

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With two out of three Kiwis shopping online at least monthly, Mastercard has some simple steps to help businesses and consumers protect their personal information as the festive season approaches.

Consumer Protection New Zealand | 14 November 2016

Fraud Awareness Week: Email scammers are targeting Kiwis

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As Fraud Awareness Week kicks off, Consumer Protection NZ is reminding New Zealanders that two thirds of Kiwis have received suspicious emails from unknown people seeking money or personal details in the past year, according to Connect Smart research.

NCSC | 02 November 2016

ALERT: Disclosure of New Zealand Health Sector membership details

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On 2 November 2016, the NCSC was made aware that a targeted spearphishing campaign against a New Zealand Health Sector organisation had been successful. This has resulted in the membership information of the organisation being released to a likely malicious actor. The information included first and

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