NZ to fund NZ$10m to support Pacific cybersecurity strategy

The New Zealand government has announced it will provide NZ$10 million over five years to support Pacific countries as they develop national cybersecurity strategies to secure infrastructure and data, enhance online safety, and implement new cyber crime laws.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters said it will help Pacific countries respond to cybersecurity risks in the region.

“With improvements in connectivity in the region, Pacific countries are seeing an increased risk of cybersecurity threats and New Zealand is committed to supporting our Pacific neighbours to provide a safe, secure online environment for their citizens and to maximise the benefits of a free and open internet while minimising cybersecurity risks,” he said.

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Source:  ZDNet