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Introduction to the changes in New Zealand’s Privacy Act

Introduction to the changes in New Zealand’s Privacy Act

New Zealand’s privacy laws haven’t changed since 1993, but technology and the way we live our lives online has changed significantly since then. Around the world, privacy laws are being updated to cover the needs of our changing world, and now it’s New Zealand’s turn. The changes to the Privacy Act cover the addition of a new privacy principle, mandatory reporting on data breaches, more jurisdiction given to the...

What is phishing and how to stop it

What is phishing and how to stop it

What’s phishing? Malicious emails that look genuine and try to trick you into providing data, spreading malware, or paying money. What are the risks? Phishing has led to massive financial losses, malware infections, and data breaches. How to stop phishing 41% IT and cybersecurity Pros report at least daily phishing attacks. 3 steps to avoid being a victim: 1. Train your users on how to spot and avoid phishing...

How to prepare an Incident Response Plan

How to prepare an Incident Response Plan

In the security world we say that there are 2 types of businesses; those who’ve suffered a cyber attack and those who are yet to suffer one.  The point here is to be prepared as cyber attacks are an unfortunate reality of today’s business landscape.  So how do you prepare? Well, apart from a having a robust security framework you should have a plan in place that outlines how to deal with an incident. A clear...

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