Individuals

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

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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

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Common Threats

Online child abuse

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

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

Alert

Vulnerabilities in Apple devices reportedly being targeted by attackers

28 January 2021

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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

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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

Financial sector targeted in blackmail campaign

1 November 2019

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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

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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

Alert

Serious issue with older Microsoft Windows systems

5 November 2019

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News

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

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

Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

18 March 2019

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News

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