3 May 2013
Cyber planning course for key NZ infrastructure orgs
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), with the CERT Program of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI), is offering spaces on a one day course for Government departments and critical infrastructure operators on how to respond to cyber attacks.
A new cyber security and information assurance course has been launched by the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) in collaboration with the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).
Speech given by the GCSB Director Ian Fletcher at the Gallagher Security conference held in Hamilton on 11 March 2013
Reporting an Incident
If you are a New Zealand government institution or a Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) organisation and you have encountered or suspect the presence of a cyber threat, please complete and return an Incident Reporting Form. If required, you can speak with us directly on (04) 498-7654. All incident reports provided to the NCSC are treated in the strictest of confidence.
Some Interesting Stats
Cybercrime is bigger than the global black market in marijuana, cocaine and heroin combined. Globally over the last 12 months, cybercrime cost 463 billion dollars and was experienced by 431 million adults. In that same period cybercrime against New Zealanders cost 625 million dollars.
The 2012 Sophos report states that approximately 30,000 new malicious URLs were found each day during the second half of 2011- an increase of 50% over the first half of the year.
In a research experiment, the Sophos Australia office purchased 50 USB flash drives from a lost property auction. A massive 66% of the drives were infected by malware.