Individuals

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

Guide

Cryptocurrency security

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

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COVID-19: supporting people to work from home

A number of New Zealand businesses and organisations are encouraging their staff to work from home during the COVID-19 p

9 March 2020

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Safer Internet Day – help kids stay safe online

This time of year kids are heading back to school, often with new devices. The start of February not only marks the retu

4 February 2020

Guide

How the cloud works

We’ve all heard people referring to ‘the cloud’ but it’s often not clear what that actually means. What is the cloud?

Alert

Attackers using COVID-19 themed scams - updated alert

26 March 2020

Guide

Ditch your older device

As devices and systems get older, they stop receiving security updates. This leaves them vulnerable to cyber attacks.

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Businesses compromised through remote access systems

16 June 2020

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Buying devices for back to school

There are a lot of sales on at the moment, which makes it a great time to buy that device for when kids go back to schoo

8 January 2020

Declan Ingram

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Dec signs off

Former CERT NZ Deputy Director, Declan Ingram was one of the founding members of CERT NZ. After four years, he has moved

29 January 2021

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Malware being spread via email attachments

7 September 2020

Guide

Staying secure while working from home

Working from home is convenient, and even necessary as part of a business continuity plan, but isn’t necessarily as safe

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Password apathy is costing Kiwis millions

A simple change to password behaviour could save New Zealanders millions of dollars says CERT NZ, the government agency

7 April 2021

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Nitro PDF users’ email addresses and hashed passwords leaked

20 November 2020

Guide

Using encryption to keep your data safe

When storing data on a device or in a system, you can use encryption to make sure only the right people can access it.

Guide

Protecting your privacy online

Protecting your privacy online means you have more control over where your personal information goes and who has access