Individuals

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

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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

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News

Spotlight on ransomware

CERT NZ Incident Response Manager Nadia Yousef provides an insight into ransomware and how organisations can protect the

16 July 2021

Alert

Critical vulnerabilities identified in Microsoft Windows

10 February 2021

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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

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Common Threats

Scams and fraud

Online scams are intended to manipulate or trick people into giving away their personal details, financial details, or m

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News

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

Guide

How to create a good password

Creating strong passwords for your online accounts is one of the most effective ways you can protect personal informatio

Alert

Vulnerabilities in Apple devices reportedly being targeted by attackers

28 January 2021

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Common Threats

Unauthorised access

The term 'unauthorised access' describes the act of directly — or indirectly — accessing information online without auth

Alert

Financial sector targeted in blackmail campaign

1 November 2019

Guide

Backing up data and devices

Making a backup means making a copy of your data so you can quickly restore it if it’s lost, leaked or stolen. Here’s wh

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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

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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

Alert

Serious vulnerability in popular forum software - vBulletin

26 September 2019

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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

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