COVID-19: supporting people to work from home
A number of New Zealand businesses and organisations are encouraging their staff to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend businesses and staff take measures to ensure they’re working in a secure way while away from the office.
19 MARCH 2020
Generally, working outside your organisation’s network is not as secure as working from in the office.
We’ve pulled together some content about how to work remotely while still being secure and protecting your organisation’s data.
Advice for individuals
Advice for businesses
Advice for organisations
- Critical Controls 2020
- Managing mobile devices on your network
- Working remotely for organisations - NCSC External Link
COVID-19 related attacks
Our international partners are seeing an increase in reports of cyber criminals using the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic to carry out opportunities online scams and malicious cyber activity.
This includes attempts to use the COVID-19 pandemic to trick people into:
- download malware from COVID-19 maps, or
- enter their details into phishing websites.
A small number of reports of a COVID-19 phishing campaign have been reported to CERT NZ. The phishing emails claim to include ‘an update on COVID-19 cases in your city’. These emails are not legitimate, and instead are an attempt to steal personal information. If you receive a similar email, report it to CERT NZ.