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Protecting yourself by being cyber smart

Cyber Smart Week starts today and runs until the 18th October 2019.

It’s time for both employers and employees to think smart, review their policies and practices to protect themselves from cyber-attacks.

This year, CERT NZ — a government agency that helps New Zealanders identify their cyber security issues and guides them in resolving them — encourages people to make sure they are free from cyber-attacks. People should ‘make sure of it’ through the four simple security measures:

Set up a password manager — CERT.govt.nz (external link)

Turn on two-factor authentication — CERT.govt.nz (external link)

Update your device software — CERT.govt.nz (external link)

Protect your privacy — CERT.govt.nz (external link)

Report it

It is important to report your online incidents to CERT.

Your report is confidential but the lessons from it can be shared with other New Zealanders. This helps raise their awareness of cyber security and they can learn to protect themselves from incidents like yours.

Report an issue — CERT.govt.nz (external link)