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 identity theft

Online identity theft is when someone gets personal information from another person, and uses it for their own gain.

Alert

Serious issue with older Microsoft Windows systems

5 November 2019

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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

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

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Common Threats

Denial-of-service

Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks aim to restrict or impair access to a computer system or network. They typically target

Alert

Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

18 March 2019

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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

Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

18 March 2019

Guide

Cryptocurrency security

Cryptocurrency is a term used to describe digital currency that first achieved popularity with bitcoin in 2008.

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Common Threats

Phishing

Phishing is a type of email scam. The sender pretends to be a trustworthy organisation — like a bank or government agenc

Alert

Google Chrome web browser security issue

7 March 2019

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News

COVID-19: operating your business at all alert levels

We’ve got some advice to help you make adjustments to the way you work so you can keep your business operating safely un

13 August 2020

Alert

Google Chrome web browser security issue

7 March 2019

Guide

Shopping online safely

While shopping online has price and convenience advantages, it can also come with online security risks.

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Common Threats

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that denies a user access to their files or computer system unless they pay a