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CERT’s online guide for staying safe online

06 July 2017

The Government’s agency for cyber security, CERT NZ, has a new guide, Getting started with cyber security, for help in keeping safe online.

The guide has 11 tips for simple, practical things firms and staff can do to keep both the business (and client) information, as well as personal information, safe and secure. If you think you’re been affected, CERT NZ’s simple-to-use reporting tool will guide you through diagnosing your cybersecurity issue.

The agency says cyber attacks are becoming more and more common, so it’s important for firms to know what to do to protect information online. “While there’s no bulletproof way to prevent an attack, there are a lot of things you can do that will help to lessen the risk,” it says.

CERT NZ says it’s primary goal is to improve cyber security in New Zealand, and one of our roles is to raise awareness of cyber security impacts and best practice. Cyber security attacks are becoming more and more common over time, so it’s important to know what you can do to protect your information online. While there’s no bulletproof way to prevent an attack, there are a lot of things you can do that will help to lessen the risk.

Last updated on the 16th September 2019