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



02 July 2015

Connect Smart Week Events

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Connect Smart week 2015 kicked off at Parliament in the Banquet Hall for our launch event. Over 140 attendees turned up to the event at Parliament, launched by Hon Christopher Finlayson, (standing in for Hon Amy Adams) and Paul Ash, Director of the National Cyber Policy Office,

30 June 2015

The cyber security challenge: is your organisation prepared?

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Our very own Paul Ash will be presenting alongside Karen Stephens of the Kestrel Group about the constantly evolving cyber security challenge, what the government is doing about it and what you can do to protect your business.

25 June 2015

Deloitte Directors’ Forum

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Paul Ash is the keynote speaker for the Deloitte Directors’ Forum on cybercrime being held in Auckland. Now more than ever, the internet is an integral tool for New Zealand organisations, embedded into almost every aspect of operations.

Connect Smart | 22 June 2015

Connect Smart week promoting cyber security made simple

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Media Release: As Connect Smart week kicks off today, Kiwis are reminded to take simple steps to keep themselves secure online. The second annual Connect Smart Week was launched today at Parliament by Hon Christopher Finlayson, on behalf of Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications

22 June 2015

Connect Smart Week 2015 Launch Event

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This year's Connect Smart Week has a theme of Making Cyber Security Simple and a target audience of SMEs.

With a new range of resources and events planned, the team at Connect Smart are looking forward to launching this year's Week and the follow-on activities.

Nathalie Morris, Ubiquity | 28 May 2015

Technical Tip of the Month – How to Keep Emails Secure

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While there is a lot to email security, Nathalie Morris from Ubiquity, has given her Top 5 Tips towards enabling your business and employees to be more secure.

Steve Macmillan, MPA | 28 May 2015

Why are IT Policies important?

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Steve Macmillan from MPA, a New Zealand owned IT distribution specialist, gave Connect Smart his advice on why IT policies are so important for any organisation. IT policies are essential to not only protect organisations, but look out for employees as well.

27 April 2015

The Connect Smart Video Series: Episode One – Microsoft

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The Connect Smart Video Series: Episode One – Microsoft on New Zealand and the global issue of cyber security, featuring Paul Nicholas and Pierre Noel.

09 April 2015

Conspiracies and Scams at SMCAKL

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Can we trust anyone online?

Heather Ward, Principal Advisor at the National Cyber Policy Office/Connect Smart, joins Toni Demetriou of Department of Internal Affairs and Chris Hails of NetSafe on the panel for Social Media Club Auckland’s Conspiracies and Scams Event.

David Eaton, CTO Enterprise Services, HP New Zealand | 23 March 2015

Meeting the challenge of data security in a mobile world

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The intersection of mobility and security represents a defining challenge for the current generation of ICT leaders. Cyber security was a prominent global issue in 2014, and remains so through 2015. As we continue to see a shift towards mobility, there are serious implications for business...

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