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Establishment of ASEAN Regional Computer Emergency Response Team
Fri 21 Oct 2022
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Feasibility Study on the Establishment of an ASEAN Regional CERT as a key initiative in strengthening ASEAN cybersecurity. 
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NZ’s Cyber Resilience Framework to be evolving and potentially automated
Wed 17 Aug 2022
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cyber resilience
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The government's already putting $2.4 million into the Cyber Resilience Framework in its initial stages, what is it and why is it important?
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CERT NZ helps open source community with upgrade of Samba
Wed 27 Jul 2022
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open source
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catalyst
A collaboration between CERT NZ, Catalyst and the open source community has created a major update for Samba, making it more secure.
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Could New Zealanders initiate a cyber attack from within?
Fri 27 May 2022
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cybersecurity
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cyber attacks
The threat landscape is significantly increasing worldwide, and the opportunities it presents are a growing concern in Aotearoa.
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CERT NZ releases first Cyber Security Insights for 2022
Wed 25 May 2022
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CERT NZ has released Quarter One: Cyber Security Insights 2022, which offers an overview of reports about cybersecurity incidents affecting New Zealanders.
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NCSC advisory highlights poor security configurations
Wed 18 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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How prepared is Aotearoa for a major cybersecurity breach?
Fri 1 Apr 2022
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breach prevention
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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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COVID-19 and cybersecurity: Technology and risk in Aotearoa
Fri 25 Mar 2022
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As New Zealand adapts to living with COVID-19, they are also having to deal with an increasing number of life-altering technologies, all of which have a substantial risk of creating cybersecurity issues for the public.
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How safe is New Zealand’s disabled community online?
Tue 22 Mar 2022
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digital inclusion
According to the Office for Disability Issues (ODI), those with disabilities account for 25% of Aotearoa's population, so what are we doing to ensure the safety of this community online?
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Log4j actively exploited, serious complications can occur according to CERT NZ
Mon 13 Dec 2021
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breach prevention
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The widely-used java logging library, log4j, has been actively exploited, according to an update from CERT NZ and Catalyst.
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Flubot malware, botnets, phishing round out top security issues plaguing Kiwis in Q3
Wed 8 Dec 2021
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Malware and scams continue to plague thousands of New Zealanders, laying $3.3 million to waste in just three months.
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Cybersecurity experts urge caution as phishing attacks surge
Wed 24 Nov 2021
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Phishing was one of the highest incident categories from October to December last year.
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It's Fraud Awareness Week: How you can steer clear of scams and fraud
Fri 19 Nov 2021
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"If you control the amount of information you release, you can reduce the chance of someone stealing your identity.”
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What is NZ’s Cyber Security Emergency Response Plan?
Wed 3 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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Cyber Smart Week takes cybersecurity back to basics
Thu 21 Oct 2021
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Cyber Smart Week is a timely reminder that even small changes can make a big difference.
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The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
Thu 30 Sep 2021
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With every new technology-enabled path we forge, we must also defend ourselves from cyber threats and exploitation. Here we take a look at some of Aotearoa's main cyber defenders.
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Ransomware, crypto scams & brute-forced passwords: Highlights from CERT NZ's Q2 report
Fri 17 Sep 2021
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cryptocurrency
The number of cybersecurity incidents in the second quarter of 2021 has risen to more than 1,350, accounting for $3.9 million in direct financial losses.
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Only half of IT security teams optimally prepared for a security incident
Thu 19 Aug 2021
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it professionals
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"The security gaps in the case of outdated software at 65% of companies should also give pause for thought."
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CERT NZ urges businesses to disable Remote Desktop Protocol due to cyber risks
Mon 2 Aug 2021
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malware
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contact centre
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ransomware
According to CERT NZ, most ransomware attacks can be traced back, in part, to poorly configured remote access systems.
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No more 'pawswords': Why pet names shouldn't unlock your online accounts
Fri 16 Apr 2021
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cloud
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hyperscale
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public cloud
Jingles. Bubbles. Arlo. Frankie. Buttercup. They're all terrible password choices.
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Security alert: Widespread exploitation on Microsoft Exchange
Wed 10 Mar 2021
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microsoft
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According to an advisory from CERT NZ, widespread exploitation activity has already occurred as a result of the vulnerabilities within the Microsoft Exchange.
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DDoS campaigns, BEC scams & Emotet: CERT NZ reports top security threats
Wed 25 Nov 2020
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It has been yet another tumultuous quarter for New Zealanders and their wallets, with almost $6.4 million in reported financial losses due to cybersecurity incidents.
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Emotet malware is on a rampage after months of silence
Thu 10 Sep 2020
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CERT agencies around the world are reporting a surge in cyber attacks related to the Emotet malware, which is being distributed by email.
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CERT NZ: Kiwis lose $7.8m to cyber attacks; incident reports soar
Thu 27 Aug 2020
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“The increase on reporting and reduction in financial loss could mean that New Zealanders are developing a heightened awareness of cybersecurity threats as we’ve become more dependent on digital services.” 
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