Opening up on privacy with NZ Privacy Commissioner

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 […]

By |October 7th, 2020|Security|Comments Off on Opening up on privacy with NZ Privacy Commissioner

What do the NZ Privacy Act Changes mean for your business?

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 […]

By |September 11th, 2020|Security|Comments Off on What do the NZ Privacy Act Changes mean for your business?

Cyber Security – Understanding your weakest link

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
We […]

By |July 14th, 2020|Security|Comments Off on Cyber Security – Understanding your weakest link

Covid-19 is also a Cyber Security Issue

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 […]

By |March 27th, 2020|Advice, Security|Comments Off on Covid-19 is also a Cyber Security Issue

IT Partners Holiday Shutdown Checklist 2019

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!

Individual Responsibilities:

Out of Office
Set up your out of office email. Clearly state […]

By |December 16th, 2019|Advice, Security|Comments Off on IT Partners Holiday Shutdown Checklist 2019

The Benefits of Using a Password Management Tool for your Business

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 […]

By |December 4th, 2019|Security|Comments Off on The Benefits of Using a Password Management Tool for your Business

Deep Dive into a Hacker’s Mind

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 […]

By |October 11th, 2019|Security|Comments Off on Deep Dive into a Hacker’s Mind

IT Partners Win Sophos MSP of the Year Award 2019

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 […]

By |September 9th, 2019|Partner, Security|Comments Off on IT Partners Win Sophos MSP of the Year Award 2019

The top five Cyber Security trends being experienced in 2019

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 […]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Security|Comments Off on The top five Cyber Security trends being experienced in 2019

Patching – It’s not easy, yet so critical

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 […]

By |July 29th, 2019|Security, Software|Comments Off on Patching – It’s not easy, yet so critical