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Large cyber attack targets several government organisations
Wed, 7th Dec 2022
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New-Zealand IT MSP suffers cyber-incident, affecting government agencies. Data held by Mercury IT NZ blocked. Investigations underway.
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iSANZ ceremony recognises Aotearoa's efforts for 2022
Wed, 2nd Nov 2022
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Various cybersecurity professionals, firms and initiatives were honoured at last night's Information Security Awards of New Zealand (iSANZ).
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NCSC feed: Advantage adds a local flavour to international security solution
Thu, 1st Sep 2022
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With so many people working from home, the corporate firewall has less relevance when it comes to protecting roaming users.
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Could New Zealanders initiate a cyber attack from within?
Fri, 27th May 2022
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The threat landscape is significantly increasing worldwide, and the opportunities it presents are a growing concern in Aotearoa.
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The path to bolstering supply chain security in New Zealand
Fri, 27th May 2022
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Supply chain security is a matter of national security, with businesses called on to prioritize cybersecurity following high-profile attacks like SolarWinds.
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NCSC advisory highlights poor security configurations
Wed, 18th May 2022
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The GCSB's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a cyber security advisory identifying commonly exploited controls and practices.
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NCSC ANZAC address highlights the importance of strong relationships for cyber threat prevention
Mon, 2nd May 2022
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NCSC Director Lisa Fong shares insight on cyber challenges and opportunities facing NZ, highlighting the importance of working with allies to tackle threats.
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NCSC, international partners issue cyber security advisory
Fri, 29th Apr 2022
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NCSC issues cyber security advisory with international partners, highlighting 15 most commonly exploited vulnerabilities.
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The dark web in Aotearoa: Is it as bad as we think?
Wed, 27th Apr 2022
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Encountering the term 'dark web' might bring thoughts of criminal activity and harmful behaviour to mind, but what exactly is it, and is it all bad?.
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How prepared is Aotearoa for a major cybersecurity breach?
Fri, 1st Apr 2022
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Because of the digital world we now live in, the risk of cyber attacks means that geography is no longer enough to distance ourselves from tensions overseas.
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Advantage offers increased benefits with NCSC partnership
Tue, 22nd Mar 2022
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Advantage has announced that it has partnered with the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC’s) Malware Free Networks (MFN) service.
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GCSB updates NZISM for first time since September 2020
Mon, 28th Feb 2022
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The New Zealand Information Security Manual (NZISM) has released important information in its latest update, Version 3.5.
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NCSC warns risk of cyber attack amid Russia/Ukraine tensions
Tue, 22nd Feb 2022
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NCSC warns NZ organisations to assess cyber security amid Russia-Ukraine tensions. NCSC joins HIBP government programme.
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NCSC joins data breach service in government programme
Fri, 18th Feb 2022
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The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has become part of the data breach service Have I Been Pwned’s (HIBP) government programme.
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An exclusive look at the NZ NCSC cyber crime report
Mon, 13th Dec 2021
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New Zealand's National Cyber Security Centre has released its Cyber Threat Report for 2020/2021, detailing major cyber incidents and trends.
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NCSC expands Malware Free Networks service to NZ cybersecurity providers
Thu, 2nd Dec 2021
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National Cyber Security Centre expands Malware Free Networks capabilities for private sector cybersecurity providers.
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What is NZ’s Cyber Security Emergency Response Plan?
Wed, 3rd Nov 2021
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The Cyber Security Emergency Response Plan (CSERP) is the framework that the government will use in the event of a cyber-emergency.
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Does New Zealand have a chief information security officer?
Wed, 27th Oct 2021
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What’s the equivalent role in the government? Who holds it? And how does the position help protect New Zealand’s digital integrity?.
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Kaseya ransomware attack: MSPs warned to shut down VSA servers
Mon, 5th Jul 2021
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On Friday Kaseya shut down its SaaS servers and notified its on-premises customers to shut down their VSA servers to prevent them from being compromised.
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No more 'pawswords': Why pet names shouldn't unlock your online accounts
Fri, 16th Apr 2021
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15% of Britons use their pet's name as a password, making them easy targets for cybercriminals, warns UK's National Cyber Security Centre.
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NCSC prevents $70m harm against NZ's nationally significant organisations
Fri, 27th Nov 2020
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New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations have faced at least 352 cyber incidents in the 2019/2020 year, but the dangers are far from over.
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GCSB report: NZ firms lack CISOs, human investment
Thu, 1st Nov 2018
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NZ's key orgs lack CISOs; GCSB flags cyber resilience issues.
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GCSB exposes Russia's involvement in malicious cyber attacks
Thu, 4th Oct 2018
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New Zealand and UK blame Russian government for cyber attacks on political institutions, businesses, sports bodies, and media.
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'Utterly frightening': UK's critical infrastructure is under attack
Tue, 10th Apr 2018
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​The NCSC recently issued a warning that the UK's critical infrastructure has been under cyberattack for at least a year.