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

 

 

28 October 2016

CERT NZ establishment and progress

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The CERT establishment team are now recruiting for a range of key roles including the CERT NZ Director, Operations Manager, Incident Managers, as well as Analysts, Systems and Security Specialists. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of New Zealand’s central response to cyber security issues.

14 October 2016

Media Release: Kiwis’ understanding of cyber security positive for the future

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97% of the people taking part in the Connect Smart Week “How Cyber Smart Are You?” quiz understand what a strong password is.

In other positive results, 99% know the importance of updating software and installing security patches. Participants know to use public Wi-Fi only for browsing new

13 October 2016

Media Release: Connect Smart Week – Jargon Buster

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A one-stop guide to cyber jargon is now available on the Connect Smart website.

The “Jargon Buster” glossary has been released as part of Connect Smart Week. It includes definitions of terms such as cyber-attack, cyber-crime and cyber security incident, as well as definitions of specific cyb

12 October 2016

Media Release: Kiwis hooked by online phishing expedition

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A KPMG test on the cyber security of New Zealand businesses as part of Connect Smart Week has revealed one in ten Kiwis could fall for a phishing attack.

Phishing is the practice of sending an email pretending to be from a reputable company or organisation in order to trick

11 October 2016

Media Release: Connect Smart Week – Do you know your phish from your malware?

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Kiwis can test how cyber smart they are and learn a few tips through a new online quiz on the Connect Smart website.

The ‘How Cyber Smart Are You?’ quiz consists of 10 multiple-choice questions and tests New Zealanders’ knowledge about cyber security and increasingly common

Hon. Amy Adams | 10 October 2016

Media release: One in five Kiwis affected by cybercrime

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Only 17 per cent of New Zealanders say they have received training or advice about cyber security at work despite New Zealanders grappling with cyber security issues, says Communications Minister Amy Adams.

09 October 2016

Media Alert: Connect Smart Week Gears Up

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Cyber security in the workplace is the focus of this year’s Connect Smart Week, which runs from 10-14 October 2016.

Employees at all levels have a key role to play in protecting the information that belongs to their workplace. By recognising online risks, they may prevent information theft

28 September 2016

ALERT: Warning about phishing email

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Connect Smart warns New Zealanders to watch out for a current phishing email that appears to be from Mineral Resources Limited. Do not click on the link or open any attachment – they could contain a Trojan virus that may infect your computer.

23 September 2016

Media Release: Connect Smart Week – Get cyber secure at work

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Employees at all levels have a key role to play in protecting the information that belongs to their workplace. A few basic steps can make all the difference.
That’s the focus of this year’s Connect Smart Week from 10-14 October 2016.

07 September 2016

iSANZ Awards 2016 entries open

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iSANZ (Information Security Awards New Zealand) has announced that entries are now open for the second annual iSANZ Awards.

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