Individuals

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

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

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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

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

Alert

Google Chrome web browser security issue

7 March 2019

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News

Stay alert to email and online shopping scams this holiday season

Christmas and the summer holidays are just around the corner, but unfortunately not everyone sees it as the season of go

6 November 2020

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News

Complacency makes Kiwis more vulnerable to cyber attacks

The volume and sophistication of financially-motivated cyber attacks has increased over the last six months, so it is cr

19 October 2020

Alert

Bomb threat emails affecting New Zealanders

14 December 2018

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

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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

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

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Common Threats

Spam

The term 'spam' refers to emails, SMS texts or faxes from an individual, or a company, that you didn’t ask to receive. I

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News

Online recruitment scams

Looking for a new job can be stressful at the best of times. It’s even more challenging when people use the opportunity

10 September 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.

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Common Threats

SIM swapping attacks

A SIM swap attack (also known as SIM porting or SIM hijacking) is where an attacker tricks a mobile phone service provid

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News

COVID-19: operating your business under Alert Levels 1 and 2

Auckland is at Alert Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1. It’s important you run your business in line

28 September 2020