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6% more state-sponsored attacks this year, says NCSC report
Thu, 15th Dec 2022
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The GCSB's NCSC has released its annual Cyber Threat Report, highlighting the impact of global competition and cyber defence capabilities.
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Kordia poaches new GM from NZ gov spy agency
Fri, 18th Nov 2022
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Kordia appoints Hamish Beaton as GM of Cyber Security Advisory, overseeing a team of skilled consultants providing advisory services to clients.
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NCSC feed: Advantage adds a local flavour to international security solution
Thu, 1st 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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NCSC advisory highlights poor security configurations
Wed, 18th 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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The dark web in Aotearoa: Is it as bad as we think?
Wed, 27th 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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Advantage offers increased benefits with NCSC partnership
Tue, 22nd 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 urges key businesses to expect cyber attacks, protect supply chains
Mon, 21st Mar 2022
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GCSB warns New Zealand businesses of cyber threats, teams up with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services on security templates.
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GCSB updates NZISM for first time since September 2020
Mon, 28th 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 joins data breach service in government programme
Fri, 18th 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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Mobile madness: Unpacking the business and personal risks of digital mobile in Aotearoa
Thu, 27th Jan 2022
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Should Kiwis practice better smartphone security, and are they one swipe or tap away from a colossal data breach?.
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NCSC expands Malware Free Networks service to NZ cybersecurity providers
Thu, 2nd Dec 2021
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National Cyber Security Centre expands Malware Free Networks capabilities for private sector cybersecurity providers.
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Does New Zealand have a chief information security officer?
Wed, 27th 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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The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
Thu, 30th Sep 2021
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NZ champions cyber defence amid rising tech innovation.
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GCSB names recipients of Women in STEM scholarships
Tue, 2nd Feb 2021
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GCSB awards Women in STEM scholarships to three recipients, supporting their careers in science and technology.
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Spark picks Samsung as partner to roll out 5G in NZ
Fri, 6th Mar 2020
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Spark and Samsung have been working on network innovation since last year, starting with 5G trials throughout the country.
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Huawei NZ aims to quell the scandalous rumours
Thu, 9th May 2019
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Huawei NZ deputy MD Andrew Bowater defends the firm, denying government ownership and security risks.
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GCSB outlines cyber resilience tips for NZ businesses
Mon, 8th Apr 2019
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Governance, investment, readiness, and supply chain: The four key areas for good practice in cybersecurity, according to the GCSB.
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Online attackers abusing Kiwis' generosity in wake of Chch tragedy
Tue, 19th Mar 2019
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Alert: Scammers exploit Christchurch grief with fake donation schemes.
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GCSB welcomes Inspector-General's report on intelligence warrants
Mon, 17th Dec 2018
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GCSB hails report affirming legal compliance in NZ intelligence operations, seeks to clarify warrant use.
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Report finds GCSB in compliance with NZ rights
Mon, 10th Dec 2018
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GCSB earns compliance approval for the 4th year, asserts sound legal & human rights adherence.
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Huawei seeks urgent meeting with Govt about Spark 5G ban saga
Thu, 29th Nov 2018
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Huawei requests urgent meeting with New Zealand government to discuss the reasons behind its ban from working with Spark on 5G network upgrade.
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Huawei & Spark get slugged again: GCSB terminates proposed 5G network plans
Wed, 28th Nov 2018
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This afternoon the GCSB denied Spark’s proposal to deploy Huawei 5G equipment across its future Radio Access Network.
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GCSB names Women in STEM scholarship winners
Tue, 27th Nov 2018
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GCSB grants £30k scholarships to trio of women in STEM, boosting diversity and skills in the sector.
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GCSB's CORTEX project scoops iSANZ Award
Thu, 15th Nov 2018
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The GCSB CORTEX cyber defence project won at the 2018 iSANZ Awards. The service detects cyber threats for New Zealand's significant organisations.