Check out the latest events and activities from Connect Smart and our Partners.
Immigration New Zealand | 30 March 2017
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
The government released its first report on the implementation of New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan today.
10 March 2017
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
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
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.
Peter Chisnall, Mastercard | 29 November 2016
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
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
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
Professor Steve Reeves, Computer Science, Waikato University | 28 October 2016
Professor Steve Reeves from Waikato University, one of our Connect Smart Partners, is doing research into the application and security implications of block chain technology, and seeks the assistance of Connect Smart partners with advice on potential use cases. Professor Reeves is interested in hea