Resources for Businesses

There are some great resources available if you wish to find out more about cyber security and the steps that you can take to protect your business online.

The Connect Smart for Business: Business Questionnaire

Our five minute online questionnaire is an assessment for your businesses cyber security.  The questionnaire gives you an evaluation and provides an action plan for how you can better protect your business online. Take the questionnaire on Digital Journey.

The Connect Smart for Business: SME Toolkit

Developed by Connect Smart's panel of cyber security experts, this toolkit provides simple tips and templates outlining how to protect your business online. Download a copy. 

Running a Connect Smart campaign at work

Developed for Connect Smart Week 2016, this resource provides a number of ideas for running a cyber security campaign in your workplace. Download a copy.  

Facebook tips for Small Businesses

Many businesses opt to set up a social media site such as a Facebook page instead of, or prior to, investing in the development of a full website. There are additional considerations that businesses need to be aware of when connecting with their communities via social media and Facebook has developed a set of 'Security Tips for Small Businesses on Facebook' to help. Download the PDF.


Internet NZ, in conjunction with Google, has also developed .DigitalJourney. This is an online hub to assist businesses gain an understanding of the opportunities online technologies offer. It provides useful self-assessment tools to better understand the digital capabilities of your business, and develop customised digital action plans.

Stay Smart Online

Australia’s Stay Smart Online website features excellent cyber security advice and resources that are relevant to New Zealand. In particular check out the very useful, free factsheet "Protecting Yourself Online: What Everyone Needs to Know" to start a conversation with your employees (and to use at home!).


Cyber Risk Practice Guide - Institute of Directors.pdf

The Cyber Risk Practice Guide offers five principles to help boards understand and monitor cyber-risk, develop strategies for seeking assurance, and oversee management. It also poses critical questions directors have a duty to ask.

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