Cybersecurity – information and reporting

Cybersecurity involves protecting your networks, devices and programmes from any type of cyberattack, where unauthorised people gain access to your network or computer system.

Increasingly New Zealanders are spending more time online and as a result are exposed to constantly evolving challenges, including cyberattacks.

There are a few things you can do to keep yourself safe online. Here are some links to credible websites that provide useful information on keeping yourself and your data safe online.

Netsafe

Netsafe is an independent New Zealand organisation focused on online safety. They help people stay safe online by providing online safety education, advice and support. They can provide information and advice about using digital technology safely and about managing online challenges, such as online harassment, bullying and abuse.

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Cert NZ

Cert NZ is a New Zealand-based organisation that provides trusted information to New Zealanders to understand and stay resilient to cybersecurity threats. It provides information for businesses, organisations and individuals.

NZ Police

How to report an incident

You can report online issues including fraud, privacy breaches, online trading complaints or online harassment, bullying and abuse to Netsafe or Cert NZ. They will review your report, give you advice and information, including what options are available to you.

Netsafe
Report to Netsafe (external link)
Call on 0508 NETSAFE (0508 638 723)
Email help@netsafe.org.nz

Cert NZ
0800 CERT NZ (0800 2378 69).
Report an issue - businesses and individuals(external link)
 
If you are in danger or a crime is being committed, call 111 or visit your nearest Police station immediately.

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