New national cyber security unit launched

On: 11 April 2017

New Zealand’s new national cyber security unit has been launched by Communications Minister Simon Bridges.

CERT NZ will sit at the centre of New Zealand’s cyber security architecture to deliver on five core functions of incident reporting, response coordination, readiness support, vulnerability identification and threat identification. CERT NZ provides an economy-wide service that supports every day New Zealanders through to businesses and large organisations.

By establishing a national CERT, New Zealand now joins an international network of CERTs, in which it will play an important role developing and executing best practice processes and systems to prevent and respond to global cyber security incidents.

Read the Minister’s announcement on the Parliament website.

Download the CERT NZ infographic [PDF 123KB]

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