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PIJF
The path to bolstering supply chain security in New Zealand
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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Cybersecurity
NCSC ANZAC address highlights the importance of strong relationships for cyber threat prevention
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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Cybersecurity
NCSC, international partners issue cyber security advisory
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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Dark web
The dark web in Aotearoa: Is it as bad as we think?
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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Cybersecurity
How prepared is Aotearoa for a major cybersecurity breach?
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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Endpoint Protection
Advantage offers increased benefits with NCSC partnership
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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Cybersecurity
GCSB updates NZISM for first time since September 2020
The New Zealand Information Security Manual (NZISM) has released important information in its latest update, Version 3.5.
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Cybersecurity
NCSC warns risk of cyber attack amid Russia/Ukraine tensions
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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Cybersecurity
NCSC joins data breach service in government programme
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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Cybercrime
An exclusive look at the NZ NCSC cyber crime report
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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Malware
NCSC expands Malware Free Networks service to NZ cybersecurity providers
“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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Cybersecurity
What is NZ’s Cyber Security Emergency Response Plan?
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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Cybersecurity
Does New Zealand have a chief information security officer?
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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Ransomware
Kaseya ransomware attack: MSPs warned to shut down VSA servers
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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Passwords
No more 'pawswords': Why pet names shouldn't unlock your online accounts
Jingles. Bubbles. Arlo. Frankie. Buttercup. They're all terrible password choices.
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Cybersecurity
NCSC prevents $70m harm against NZ's nationally significant organisations
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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Cybersecurity
"Utterly frightening": UK's critical infrastructure is under attack
​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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Cloud
NCSC reveals unclassified look into New Zealand's cyber threat landscape
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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Ransomware
NCSC report counts 338 recorded attacks on NZ’s ‘nationally significant organisations’
12 months to June 30 2016, there were 338 attacks against New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations.
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Cybersecurity
Singapore and The Netherlands sign for security
"It is therefore important for us to collaborate to enhance the security and resilience of our cyberspace."