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iSANZ ceremony recognises Aotearoa's efforts for 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 1 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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The path to bolstering supply chain security in New Zealand
Fri 27 May 2022
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A significant amount of today's business and leisure activity relies on IT supply chains. From complex international freight trades to local small business distribution channels, any supply chain that involves IT infrastructure serves as a crucial tool in our daily lives. 
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NCSC ANZAC address highlights the importance of strong relationships for cyber threat prevention
Mon 2 May 2022
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To mark ANZAC day last week, NCSC Director Lisa Fong has shared insight on the cyber challenges and opportunities facing NZ and the importance of working with allies to tackle increasing threats.
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NCSC, international partners issue cyber security advisory
Fri 29 Apr 2022
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The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a cyber security advisory in collaboration with its international partners detailing common vulnerabilities and exposures.
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The dark web in Aotearoa: Is it as bad as we think?
Wed 27 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 1 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 22 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 28 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 22 Feb 2022
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The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has encouraged NZ's crucial organisations to examine their cyber security preparedness in light of the increased tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
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NCSC joins data breach service in government programme
Fri 18 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 13 Dec 2021
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Documenting the activities of New Zealand government agencies for the tax-paying public ensures one consumes a range of essential, if largely indigestible, reading matter.
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NCSC expands Malware Free Networks service to NZ cybersecurity providers
Thu 2 Dec 2021
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“Already with an initial customer trial of MFN up to this point we are achieving real impact," says GCSB director-general Andrew Hampton.
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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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Does New Zealand have a chief information security officer?
Wed 27 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 5 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 16 Apr 2021
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Jingles. Bubbles. Arlo. Frankie. Buttercup. They're all terrible password choices.
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NCSC prevents $70m harm against NZ's nationally significant organisations
Fri 27 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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"Utterly frightening": UK's critical infrastructure is under attack
Tue 10 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.
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NCSC reveals unclassified look into New Zealand's cyber threat landscape
Wed 29 Nov 2017
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The NCSC released its 2016/2017 Cyber Threat Report last week, which reveals that there were 396 cyber incidents this year - 58 more than last year.
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NCSC report counts 338 recorded attacks on NZ’s ‘nationally significant organisations’
Mon 13 Mar 2017
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12 months to June 30 2016, there were 338 attacks against New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations.
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Singapore and The Netherlands sign for security
Wed 13 Jul 2016
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"It is therefore important for us to collaborate to enhance the security and resilience of our cyberspace."
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