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Cyber threat spotlight: Kiwis report more, lose less in Q2
CERT NZ’s April-June 2018 Quarterly Report suggests that cyber threats – and the amount of people who are reporting them – are once again on the rise, and fewer people are losing money.
Scammers intercepting business emails in fake invoice scams
CERT NZ is warning New Zealand businesses to be aware of an upsurge in fake invoices, which are often intercepting genuine payments.
National Party calls out Health Minister's 'dismissive' take on DHB security
“Clark has downplayed cybersecurity issues by saying he won’t deal in hypotheticals. There's nothing hypothetical about our DHBs being under attack."
Have your say: Govt extends feedback deadline for Cyber Security Strategy refresh
“There’s been strong interest in the Cyber Security Strategy refresh and we want to ensure we have a broad range of perspectives," says Clare Curran.
Domain Name Commission & CERT NZ to share information about .nz cyber threats
The two agencies have agreed to share certain domain registration information so that they can ‘enhance’ cybersecurity in New Zealand.
$2.9 million gone: Kiwis hit by more than 500 cybersecurity incidents
The first three months of 2018 were busier than ever for cybercriminals, who managed to steal $2.9 million from New Zealanders.
Budget 2018: NZ's cyber threat response gets $3.9m boost
The Government’s Budget 2018 will inject an extra $3.9 million for New Zealand’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) over the next four years.
CERT NZ honoured to chair new Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network
CERT NZ says it is a ‘huge honour’ to be voted in as the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network’s inaugural chair.
CERT NZ's Advisory Board extended for another six months
“I’m pleased all existing Board members have agreed to stay on and advise CERT NZ as we work through the refresh of our cybersecurity action plan."
Clare Curran targeted in Facebook impersonation; warns Kiwis to be vigilant
“It’s frightening to think someone is impersonating you online and CERT NZ is there to help people sort out issues and feel safe again online."
CERT NZ issues security alert about Smart Install-enabled Cisco devices
CERT NZ has issued a bulletin about a cyber attack campaign that is targeting Cisco devices that have enabled Smart Install (SMI).
CERT NZ partners with Orange Business Services on comprehensive threat intelligence
"Leveraging our expertise at Orange Cyberdefense, our work with CERT NZ underscores our commitment to build a trusted & resilient cyber environment."
Government moves to revitalize NZ's Cyber Security and Action Plan
“We must work collectively to build New Zealand’s cyber security capability and resilience so I invite everyone to join the play a key role."
Control is critical to contain cyber attacks in New Zealand
As evident from CERT New Zealand’s security recommendations, mitigation and prevention of a data breach is a lot more cost-effective than recovery.
Under the spotlight: CERT NZ reveals last year’s most pervasive cyber threats
New Zealanders from ‘all walks of life’ reported 1131 cybersecurity issues ranging from cryptocurrency scams to phishing in 2017.
Watch out for a RealMe phishing scam in your inbox
The phishing email states that the user has a private message & they need to access their RealMe account. The web link takes users to a fake website.
CERT NZ: Kiwis have lost $1.9m from cyber incidents since April
Cyber attackers have been successful in causing more than $1.9 million in losses for New Zealanders since April 2017 and $1.18 million was from Q3.
Dimension Data ramps up its NZ Cybersecurity Practice
“We are looking forward to working strategically with our clients, helping them transform the way they approach cybersecurity."
The importance of two-factor authentication in banking & business
"If an attacker knows your password, they won’t necessarily be able to steal your money. It’s like having a second lock for your door."
NZ Cyber Smart Week: If you just do one thing, start using a password manager
How do employees really use credentials in their day-to-day work? And what kind of threat do they pose?
NZ Internet Task Force signs on for Cyber Smart Week 2017
Cyber Smart Week is fast approaching and now the New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) has signed up as an official partner.
Cisco & Dimension Data say ransomware is a 'massive issue' in NZ
Tech giants Cisco and Dimension Data have put ransomware under the spotlight as part of an effort to help organisations stay ahead.
Another Office 365 phishing scam hits NZ businesses
CERT NZ has received reports of another Office 365 phishing scam that harvests credentials and sends the same email to all contacts.
Vodafone NZ customer finds major loophone in 'My Vodafone' system
Members of a New Zealand online tech community discovered a potential vulnerability in Vodafone New Zealand’s ‘My Vodafone’ platform yesterday.
The crucial guide to deploying a SIEM solution successfully
SIEM solutions have far-reaching benefits, but Gartner says there are a lot of factors to consider to avoid disaster - here's the company's guide.
Whitepaper: How to make sure your security architecture keeps up with surging network speeds
The annual cost of cybercrime is expected to exceed US$6t by 2021 with a large contributor being the sheer amount of data that requires processing.
Whitepaper: The key to compliance is governing access to data
By implementing a governance-based approach to identity governance, companies can secure their organisation’s sensitive data.
What does sustainable compliance look like?
Getting an organisation compliant is one thing, keeping it that way is another.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?