Individuals

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

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News

Reserve Bank of New Zealand data breach

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has suffered a data breach which has been widely reported in New Zealand media. The bre

13 January 2021

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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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News

2020 CERTainly upped the ante

Michael Shearer, Principal Advisor - Threat and Vulnerabilities, takes a look at how the cyber security landscape shaped

22 December 2020

Alert

Financial sector targeted in blackmail campaign

1 November 2019

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Common Threats

Denial-of-service

Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks aim to restrict or impair access to a computer system or network. They typically target

Guide

How to create a good password

Creating strong passwords for your online accounts is one of the most effective ways you can protect personal informatio

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News

Email-related attacks cost New Zealanders close to one million dollars

CERT NZ’s latest quarterly report shows cyber attacks circulated by email posed the greatest threat to New Zealanders’ c

25 November 2020

Alert

Serious vulnerability in popular forum software - vBulletin

26 September 2019

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Common Threats

Online identity theft

Online identity theft is when someone gets personal information from another person, and uses it for their own gain.

Guide

Backing up data and devices

Making a backup means making a copy of your data so you can quickly restore it if it’s lost, leaked or stolen. Here’s wh

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News

What is a CERT, anyway?

This week marks the anniversary of the Morris Worm, the first well-known internet ‘worm’. To mark the occasion, we’re ta

6 November 2020

Alert

Serious issue with older Microsoft Windows systems

5 November 2019

Guide

Use two-factor authentication to protect your accounts

When you log in to your accounts online, you mostly use a simple 'username and password' combination to do so. Adding tw

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Common Threats

Online child abuse

This is any kind of abuse of a child that happens on the internet.

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News

Businesses encouraged to trade smart online to avoid a nightmare before Christmas

Shoring up ecommerce website security can help businesses and their customers avoid a cyber nightmare before Christmas s

11 November 2020

Alert

Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

18 March 2019