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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

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.

2019 05 16 MTP 0632

News

Using Zoom safely

Since moving into Alert Levels 3 and 4, more New Zealanders than ever have been exploring new ways of connecting online.

11 May 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

Advisory

DDoS extortion campaign targeting financial sector

1 November 2019

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

2019 05 16 MTP 0611

News

COVID-19: CERT NZ availability through levels 3 and 4

CERT NZ is still taking incident reports through the shut-down period.

25 March 2020

Advisory

Vulnerabilities in virtual private networks (VPN) being exploited

18 October 2019

Guide

Mitigating denial-of-service attacks

There are multiple ways to manage a denial-of-service (DoS) incident and the way you respond depends on the controls yo

2019 05 10 MTP 0419

News

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

Advisory

Vulnerability and zero-day exploit targeting vBulletin forum software

26 September 2019

2019 05 30 MTP 1764

News

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

Alert

'Urgent 11' vulnerabilities in VxWorks operating systems

9 August 2019

Guide

Manage authentication

Using a combination of authentication security controls can protect your organisation from a wide range of unauthorised