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Practical information on keeping systems and data safe from attack.

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Critical Controls

Securing internet-exposed services

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

Advisory

Kaseya management software being used to deploy ransomware

12 July 2021

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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

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 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

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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

Advisory

Critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Print Spooler service

2 July 2021

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News

What is a CERT, anyway?

This week marks the anniversary of the Morris Worm, the first well-known internet ‘worm’. To mark the occasion, we’re ta

6 November 2020

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

Vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader being actively exploited

12 May 2021

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Critical Controls

Password manager

Providing a password manager for your staff to store their passwords, or other secrets like alarm codes, is a great way

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News

Businesses encouraged to trade smart online to avoid a nightmare before Christmas

Shoring up ecommerce website security can help businesses and their customers avoid a cyber nightmare before Christmas s

11 November 2020

Advisory

QNAP NAS vulnerabilities exploited to deploy ransomware

29 April 2021

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

Guide

Manage authentication

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