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

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News

Spotlight on ransomware

CERT NZ Incident Response Manager Nadia Yousef provides an insight into ransomware and how organisations can protect the

16 July 2021

Alert

Vulnerabilities in Apple devices reportedly being targeted by attackers

28 January 2021

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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

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News

Don’t blame the IT crowd - cyber security is everyone’s concern

Cyber security incidents caused nearly $17m losses last year, but most organisations still see it as an 'IT problem'.

22 July 2021

Guide

Top 11 tips for cyber security

Cyber security attacks are becoming more and more common over time, so it’s important to know what you can do to protect

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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.

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News

Remote working putting organisations at risk of ransomware

CERT NZ is urging Kiwi organisations to tighten up the way they enable remote working for staff to avoid a ransomware at

2 August 2021

Alert

Financial sector targeted in blackmail campaign

1 November 2019

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

Businesses’ attitudes to cyber security shifting, but more work to be done

While businesses’ attitudes to cyber security are shifting, 3 in 5 small businesses believe they should be doing more to

29 June 2021

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Common Threats

Malware

'Malware' refers to any kind of malicious software designed to damage or harm a computer system.

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

Alert

Serious issue with older Microsoft Windows systems

5 November 2019

Alert

Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

18 March 2019

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News

Cyber security incidents continue to rise

CERT NZ’s latest report shows Kiwis reported more than 1,400 cyber security incidents from 1 January to 31 March.

3 June 2021

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