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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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Urgency, fear and opportunity used by cyber attackers to engineer responses

Following a record quarter at the end of 2021, reports of cyber incidents and the associated financial losses have dropp

25 May 2022

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CERT NZ Quarterly Report: New Zealanders report highest quarterly financial loss due to cyber crime

The final quarter of 2021 was marked by a 92% increase in reports to CERT NZ and the highest quarterly financial loss re

10 March 2022

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Samoa and New Zealand sign collaborative agreement on cyber security

SamCERT and CERT NZ have signed a strategic agreement to enhance collaborative cyber security efforts in the region. The

27 April 2022

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Tongan Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program launches with support from New Zealand

CERT Tonga launches a region-first program to bolster cyber skills in the Pacific.

16 March 2022

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Scammers using sophisticated attacks against New Zealanders

New Zealand banks have joined forces with CERT NZ, Consumer Protection, and Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Aff

16 June 2022

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CERT NZ motivates kiwis to get Big Password Energy this month

Having Big Password Energy is all about being cyber confident and capable by making sure your device and online accounts

18 July 2022

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Cyber security advice in 13 different languages

CERT NZ has launched new resources that provide cyber security advice in eight different languages and five alternate fo

28 July 2022

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A changing cyber world is outpacing New Zealanders’ security steps – Research

While New Zealanders have mostly picked up good passive behaviours, like not clicking on strange links in emails or dele

18 August 2022