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26 July 2018

Press Release: Internet Security Researcher Seeks Assistance from Cybercrime Victims

An Auckland researcher is seeking the assistance of 1000 New Zealand internet users as part of a project to understand the nature of human risk factors in the world of cyber security. Chris Hails is a member of Deloitte’s national cyber security team by day but spends his spare time on a research pr...

27 June 2018

PRESS RELEASE: More time for feedback on cyber security

The government will extend the timeframe of the Cyber Security Strategy refresh and do a deeper dive into the issues, to inform the new action plan. Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says cyber security is an essential element of New Zealand being a connected, digi...

30 April 2018

CERT board members' term extended

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has extended the term of members of the CERT NZ Establishment Advisory Board by an additional six months. The Board will provide advice to the Minister and CERT NZ on cyber security. “The combined expertise and experiences of the B...

Connect Smart | 17 April 2018

Malicious cyber activity targeting network infrastructure devices

NCSC- The US CERT has published a technical advisory regarding cyber threats targeting network infrastructure devices. More information about the activity is contained in the advisory: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-106A New Zealand organisations wanting further technical information or as...

Isaac Holliss | 30 November 2017

Release of report from the 2017 cyber security delegation to Israel

Today we’re proud to release the report-back from the New Zealand and Australian cyber security delegation to Israel. The report, ‘Becoming a trust superpower’, lays out the lessons the delegation took from the visit...

Riley Reid, ARC Solutions | 31 October 2017

Keeping Safer on Mobiles

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Mobile networks and mobile phones are an important and ubiquitous part of New Zealanders’ personal and working lives. In Aotearoa , around 95% of mobile phones sold are now smartphones. More people access the internet on a smartphone than any other device.

Oliver Barrett | 31 October 2017

Security for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the growing number of physical devices that are being connected up to the internet, the platforms that control them and the networks which give them connectivity.

Associate Professor Ryan Ko – University of Waikato | 31 October 2017

Returning Data Control to Users with STRATUS

When we upload files into cloud storage or when we process and create data into the cloud, we immediately lose control of our data. Most of the time, we will not know where our data will be stored, or how many copies of the data are created.

Amy Corkery, NCPO | 31 October 2017

Self-Driving Cars, Robots – and Paperclips? Artificial Intelligence and its Implications

Universal Paperclips (http://www.decisionproblem.com/paperclips/index2.html) is a new game sweeping the world’s offices, and to describe it as ‘addictive’ would be an understatement. Consider yourself warned. You start by clicking a button that makes a paperclip. You can spend money on marketing, ad...

Associate Professor Ryan Ko – University of Waikato | 31 August 2017

Turning the Tide with Cyber Toolmakers (a.k.a. computer scientists)

Think about this: A unique malware is created every half a second[1], but it takes companies on average 100-120 days to patch critical vunerabilities[2]. Some may say that the crux of the cyber security problem is skills shortage, while others lament the rigidity of corporations versus the abilities...
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