IT specialists

Practical information on keeping systems and data safe from attack.

Advisory

Kaseya management software being used to deploy ransomware

12 July 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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Critical Controls

Network segmentation and separation

When paired together, segmentation and separation can add an additional level of access control and security to your net

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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

Guide

Cloud-based identity providers and authentication

Using single sign-on with a large cloud identity provider allows your users to protect fewer passwords and your IT staff

Advisory

Critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Print Spooler service

2 July 2021

Guide

Securing access to Microsoft 365

We see a large number of Microsoft 365 (formally known as Office 365) branded phishing attacks, due to it being such a c

2019 05 30 MTP 1674 v2

Critical Controls

Securing internet-exposed services

Limiting and securing your internet-exposed services will help you prevent unauthorised access.

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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

Advisory

Vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader being actively exploited

12 May 2021

Advisory

QNAP NAS vulnerabilities exploited to deploy ransomware

29 April 2021

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News

Email-related attacks cost New Zealanders close to one million dollars

CERT NZ’s latest quarterly report shows cyber attacks circulated by email posed the greatest threat to New Zealanders’ c

25 November 2020

Guide

Mitigating the impact of incidents in M365

CERT NZ has seen a lot of phishing attacks on Microsoft 365, due to it being a commonly used cloud platform. A percentag

2019 05 30 MTP 1664 v2

Critical Controls

Secure defaults for macros

While macros have a valid business function, they are often used by attackers too. Using secure default configurations w

Guide

Preparing for denial-of-service incidents

Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks aim to exhaust your resources and take your operations offline. They can have a signific

Advisory

Vulnerabilities in Apple operating systems reportedly being actively exploited

4 May 2021