This week we had the pleasure of attending an Institute of Directors event where Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, spoke about key changes to the Privacy Act which come into effect on the 1st of December. Below we have summarised the key points John discussed that […]
New Zealand’s revised Privacy Act has now passed through parliament and will come in to effect on 1 December 2020.
This will see the introduction of a new legal framework and regime for the protection of information, including the introduction of a mandatory data breach notification […]
When it comes to cybersecurity the weakest link for your business is your team. From falling for phishing emails, clicking unsafe links, downloading malicious documents, to having poor password hygiene, employees are a company’s greatest liability when it comes to cybersecurity.
The Current Threat Landscape
As with other world events that tend to distract, cyber criminals are increasingly targeting individuals and firms with phishing emails, Covid-19 is not only a significant public health issue but also highlights the need for good cyber hygiene.
CertNZ (NZ Governments agency for cyber security) is […]
Before you pull the plug on your device, and head off on summer holidays, work through this checklist to ensure you, your clients and systems are ready for a break!
Out of Office
Set up your out of office email. Clearly state […]
Passwords are the keys into your company’s assets such as systems and data. If you want to safeguard your assets and confidential information, creating secure passwords is a big first step. To do so, we recommend the use of a password management tool, such as […]
Several recent hacking incidents seen in the press indicate that cyber security continues to be a prevalent issue for New Zealand businesses. Examples include a patient data breach at Tū Ora Compass Health and the hack of the Asics Auckland store screens to show inappropriate […]
Recently one of our leading security software partners, Sophos, acknowledged the award-winning efforts of its top channel partners in Australia and New Zealand at the Sophos Discovery Conference.
The annual conference celebrates the successes of Sophos partners throughout the Australia and New Zealand region and delivers the […]
Cyber security is a prominent topic across every industry. In 2019 securing networks and protecting data from cyber threats has become more important than ever, as cyber incidents continue to rise.
In the first quarter of 2019 alone, CERT NZ received 992 cyber incident reports. This […]
Applying software patches is a basic security principle – not always easy to do, but very necessary.
When reflecting on recent large scale international cyber security incidents, one of the contributing factors that stands out is failing to patch all systems and devices. This emphasises the […]