Individuals

Explore our content to find practical guidance on how to keep your information safe and secure online.

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Common Threats

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that denies a user access to their files or computer system unless they pay a

Guide

Smart devices - The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) commonly refers to a smart device, or network of devices.

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News

Government and telcos join forces to battle SMS scam

In late September thousands of New Zealanders fell victim to the Flubot scam, the largest SMS text scam to hit our shore

17 December 2021

Alert

Phishing campaign impacting organisations and New Zealanders

14 June 2024

Alert

“Mum I dropped my phone” SMS scam targeting New Zealanders

8 August 2023

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News

Record number of organisations sign up as supporters for CERT NZ’s Cyber Smart Week

Hundreds of organisations show their commitment to online security by supporting this year's Cyber Smart Week.

25 September 2023

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Common Threats

Phishing

Phishing is a type of email scam. The sender pretends to be a trustworthy organisation — like a bank or government agenc

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Get Cyber Smart

Cyber security threats are on the rise, so let’s Up our online defences.