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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News

Cyber security strengthens in the Pacific with the launch of SamCERT

A partnership between New Zealand and Samoa has strengthened cyber security resilience in the Pacific with the establish

27 May 2021

Alert

Google Chrome web browser security issue

7 March 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

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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

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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

Concerns over security increase as more people hit the online shops

Research shows that as more people are transacting online, concerns about the security of online shopping are on the min

29 April 2021

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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New Zealanders report almost $17 million in loss due to cyber security incidents

CERT NZ’s latest report, released today, shows a 65% increase in reports of cyber security incidents over the past year,

24 March 2021

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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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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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CERT NZ’s threat feed saves New Zealanders a costly tax year

CERT NZ’s timely actions have saved some New Zealanders a costly end to the tax year. With the help of CERT NZ’s threat

22 March 2021

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

Webcam and password blackmail scam

29 October 2018