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



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.

MBIE | 01 September 2016

Establishing a new national CERT – progress update

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New Zealand’s new national CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) is on track to be up and running early next year. A significant amount of work has been undertaken by the team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to ensure that the CERT will be ready to serve as the truste

30 August 2016

ALERT: Air New Zealand warn of free ticket giveaway scam

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Air New Zealand has warned people not to click on a social media scam promising two free tickets that is being shared on Facebook.

23 August 2016

New CERT Establishment Advisory Board appointed

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The new CERT Establishment Advisory Board has been appointed. The Board will provide advice to the Minister of Communications and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on establishing a national CERT.

11 August 2016

ALERT: New Zealand Post warn of phishing email

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New Zealand Post have warned of a phishing email circulating on 9 & 10 August 2016 claiming to be from New Zealand Post.

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