The New Privacy Act 2020

The Privacy Act 2020 It's only a few days until the privacy laws in New Zealand will change. On 1 December 2020 the new Privacy Act 2020 comes into force, which repeals and replaces the existing Privacy Act 1993. The Act contains important changes to our privacy law, including new reporting obligations and notification requirements [...]

2020-11-23T13:28:52+12:0023 November 2020|

Cyber Smart Week – Report It!

Cyber Smart Week Finishes Today is the final day of Cyber Smart Week, our partnership with CertNZ. Today there is one, overriding message from CertNZ, and that's to report your cyber security incidents. Why Reporting Helps If you, a friend, family member or colleague experiences an online incident, report it to CertNZ. They're a government [...]

2020-10-23T07:48:11+12:0023 October 2020|

Cyber Smart Week – Check Your Privacy

Cyber Smart Week Continues Continuing our partnership with CertNZ this Cyber Smart Week, we look at another important tip for improving your online security. Check Your Privacy We love to share online – our thoughts on apostrophes, what we’re eating, our holiday snaps. But is your personal info being over-shared? If everyone knows your pet's [...]

2020-10-22T13:33:59+12:0022 October 2020|

Cyber Smart Week – Updating Your Devices

Cyber Smart Week Continues Continuing our partnership with CertNZ this Cyber Smart Week, we look at another simple method for improving your online security. Update Your Devices Updates are easy. Updated apps keep you, your data and your devices safe. Set your apps to auto update and it couldn't be easier. Why It's Important Updates [...]

2020-10-21T10:04:54+12:0021 October 2020|

Cyber Smart Week – Two Factor Authentication

Cyber Smart Week Continues Continuing our partnership with CertNZ this Cyber Smart Week, we look at another simple tool for improving your online security. Two-Factor Authentication Two factor authentication provides you with another layer of security that you can wrap around your most important online accounts. It works by requiring an additional authentication from another [...]

2020-10-20T09:02:28+12:0019 October 2020|

Cyber Smart Week 2020

It’s Cyber Smart Week! Have a nagging feeling that your online security might not be up to scratch? Step up your cyber defence and #getcybersmart. We’ve teamed up with the government agency CertNZ this week to bring you some tips for things you can do to help protect yourself online. First up - Passwords We [...]

2020-10-19T10:12:42+12:0019 October 2020|

Understanding DDoS Attacks

The Stock Exchange under fire NZX has had a difficult week. The subject of a series of ongoing, sophisticated denial-of-service style attacks, it has seen trading halted day after day. The fallout will be far reaching, and the government has called in the GCSB to assist with the efforts to respond to the attacks. The [...]

2020-09-01T20:02:11+12:0031 August 2020|

Trade Smart Online

What is Trade Smart? As part of their current ‘Trade Smart Online’ campaign, our friends at CERT NZ are providing some practical steps you can take to keep your business website safe and secure. The four priority measures to get underway now are outlined below. The full list of steps to protecting your website is [...]

2020-07-16T17:29:56+12:0016 July 2020|

Free Network Security Scans During the Covid-19 Lockdown Period

Limited free remote access security scanning We understand that with almost everyone moving to work from home (WFH), many organisations will be unsure about the security of their remote access to work systems. We have put together a number of resources to help organisations and individuals think about, assess and improve their remote working security. [...]

2020-04-03T14:06:18+12:003 April 2020|

Spotting Covid-19 Scams

As you might expect, the bad guys are trying to use the global Covid-19 pandemic for malicious purposes.  The hunger for information, plus the disruption from half the world going into lock-down, perhaps combined with increased receptiveness to community support, all make this a pandemic rich and morally decrepit online hunting ground. The purpose of [...]

2020-03-30T10:43:58+12:0026 March 2020|
phew cyber security sorted

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