Individuals

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

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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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Serious issue with older Microsoft Windows systems

5 November 2019

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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

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

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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Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

18 March 2019

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Cyber bullying

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

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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

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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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Google Chrome web browser security issue

7 March 2019

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Objectionable material

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

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

q1 2021 quarterly report card

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

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

Bomb threat emails affecting New Zealanders

14 December 2018

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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