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.

9 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.

For individuals

For businesses

For organisations

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.

COVID-19 related scams

Report to CERT NZ