Individuals

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

Alert

Serious issue with older Microsoft Windows systems

5 November 2019

Guide

Keep your data safe with a password manager

Using a password manager is an easy way to protect yourself online — and you’ll only need to remember one password for a

Guide

Keep up with your updates

Keeping your software and devices updated is one of the easiest and most effective ways of protecting yourself from a cy

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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

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

Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

18 March 2019

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Common Threats

Cyber bullying

Cyber bullying relates to any kind of bullying, harassment or abuse that’s carried out online, for example through socia

Guide

Cyber security quiz

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

Alert

Google Chrome web browser security issue

7 March 2019

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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

Guide

Secure your home network

You need to make sure your home wireless network is secure, to protect it against unauthorised access or attack. The bes

Alert

Bomb threat emails affecting New Zealanders

14 December 2018

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Common Threats

Objectionable material

The term 'objectionable material' usually relates to any publication that deals with subjects like sex, horror, crime, c

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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

Webcam and password blackmail scam

29 October 2018

Guide

Buying a new device

Get our tips to help you stay secure when you're thinking of buying a new device.