Check out the latest events and activities from Connect Smart and our Partners.
01 October 2015
Today is the UN International Day of Older Persons. The internet has lots of positive aspects for people of all ages, like keeping in contact with friends and relatives, finding out information and booking holidays. Non-digital natives need to be wary and protect themselves when they are online.
28 September 2015
Connect Smart supported the Cyber Security Challenge at Waikato University on 17 - 18 September. Paul Ash spoke to the Waikato Times about how important it is to work with partners such as Waikato University to improve New Zealand cybersecurity and put bright young minds on the case.
Tim Henwood, Senior Policy Adviser (Technology), Office of the Privacy Commissioner | 24 September 2015
Privacy is about control. It’s about exercising and preserving control in the face of rapid technological change. We’re surrounded by an ever-increasing number of sensors and generating a digital exhaust like never before. We’ve got computing capacity coming out our ears, and bottomless lakes to kee
Emily Wang, Principal Architect, Mobile Innovation, Datacom | 24 September 2015
My house was robbed recently. One laptop and two tablets were stolen.
My colleagues thought I was too calm about the situation. I was calm because I have insurance, but more importantly I knew the information on the devices was relatively secure and backed up. Here are the precautionary measures
17 September 2015
The Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW) and Computer Science Student Society (CS3) are organizing a cyber security challenge at the University of Waikato between 17 - 18 September.
17 September 2015
The Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW) and Computer Science Student Society (CS3) are organizing a cyber security challenge at the University of Waikato.
16 September 2015
Microsoft New Zealand and NetSafe are today advising home computer users to be vigilant as New Zealanders are being targeted by scammers about fake viruses on their computers.
Paul Ash, National Cyber Policy Office | 04 September 2015
Major cyber breaches garner global headlines – with Ashley Madison the latest example. By now everyone knows the impact of this type of breach, which has raised some challenging questions for all of us about how we share personal details online.
02 September 2015
New figures from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) indicate reported cybercrime is increasing by at least 20 percent each year in Australia.
Greg Bickerton, Spark Digital Head of Network and Security Solutions & Services | 02 September 2015
In recent years, organisations have managed their own security by hosting IT in house, surrounded by their own network border. They called on traditional firewalls, network and server separation disciplines, along with anti-virus and anti-malware technologies.