Individuals

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

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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Text message scam infecting Android phones with FluBot

FluBot malware is spreading via links in text messages relating to parcel deliveries.

1 October 2021

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Critical vulnerabilities identified in Microsoft Windows

10 February 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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Vulnerabilities in Apple devices reportedly being targeted by attackers

28 January 2021

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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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Kiwis urged to get the cyber security basics right

CERT NZ is urging everyone to make sure they’ve got basic cyber security safety measures in place.

31 August 2021

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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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

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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

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Financial sector targeted in blackmail campaign

1 November 2019

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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

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Serious issue with older Microsoft Windows systems

5 November 2019

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Common Threats

Online child abuse

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

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