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



17 September 2015

New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge

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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 NZ and NetSafe issue warning about phone scammers

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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

What can the Ashley Madison breach teach us about what we share online?

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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

Cybercrime in Australia up 20 percent on 2014

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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

Why the time has come for managed security services – Spark Digital

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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.

11 August 2015

Risk Rendezvous 2015

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The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance host Risk Rendezvous 15, Changing Marketing Dynamics.

Paul Ash, Director, NCPO will be speaking on “Cybersecurity Issues and the New Zealand Response."

Connect Smart | 30 July 2015

Cyber security awareness improving but still a way to go

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New research from Colmar Brunton shows that Kiwis are becoming more aware of the importance of cyber security in their lives but still aren’t taking enough proactive steps to protect themselves online.

30 July 2015

Cyber security made simple – ASB

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ASB are a Platinum Partner of Connect Smart and are dedicated in helping support the Connect Smart community improve their digital security. ASB believe by helping people protect themselves, their family, business and customers, we can reduce the number of security breaches.

08 July 2015

Magna Carta 800: Magna Carta online - security and privacy in the digital age

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Last September, Tim Berners-Lee, the ‘Inventor of the Internet’, said that the world needs an online ‘Magna Carta’. How can the history and principles of Magna Carta inform contemporary debates over digital privacy and security?

Adrian van Hest, Partner, PwC | 02 July 2015

Essential elements to manage a cyber incident

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“It won’t happen to me”, continues to be the assumption of many New Zealand organisations when it comes to cyber security. This myth continues to linger and is the primary reason why many organisations have only implemented the bare minimum when it comes to security controls and stuck with a ‘preven

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