Check out the latest events and activities from Connect Smart and our Partners.
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
28 October 2016
It was great to have enthusiastic participation by Connect Smart partners in workshops about the next steps of the Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch during Connect Smart Week.
28 October 2016
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
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
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
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
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