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



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.

Dimension Data | 08 July 2016

Security steps up to meet the digital age – Dimension Data

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Dimension Data New Zealand CEO Jo Healey says security is fast becoming a chief focus for New Zealand businesses. “Businesses are counting the costs and realising the stakes are too high to not to start taking a proactive approach, that there is still work to be done.

21 June 2016

Unitec 2016 Privacy, Security and Trust conference

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The Industry Summit Day – an opportunity to discuss and exchange knowledge of Privacy, Security and Trust and associated industry issues. There will be a particular focus on cybersecurity. The event will bring together government and industry experts/groups and academics.

ANZ | 24 May 2016

ALERT: ANZ warn invoice scam impacting the building industry


ANZ has been made aware of a scam that is currently targeting the building/construction industry. Fraudsters are gaining access to builder’s email accounts and are altering bank account numbers on invoices and then sending them to the builder’s client.

Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Communications | 05 May 2016

Nominations open for new CERT Advisory Board

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Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced the creation of an Advisory Board to advise her on setting up the new national CERT.

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