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 Read More …

Explosive device and ammunition found at empty Christchurch property

A suspected explosive device has been found at an empty section in Christchurch. Police found the package, along with ammunition, on Newcastle St, in the suburb of Phillipstown, Canterbury district commander Superintendent John Price said. He said the New Zealand Defence Read More …

New Zealand Customs to use face-to-face checks for eGate inconsistencies

New Zealand’s customs officers will always conduct face-to-face checks whenever its eGates reject a passenger, Minister of Customs Kris Faafoi announced on Thursday. The decision comes after a review of the nation’s eGate processes, which found the decision review tool (DRT) used Read More …

Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks

Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described one alleged gunman, who had Australian citizenship, as an “extremist, right-wing” terrorist. A man in Read More …

NZ Transport Agency’s cyber security under scrutiny after 82 data breaches

The Transport Agency has admitted 82 data breaches involving personal information prompting a call for an independent assessment of its cyber security. Human error was the main reason given for mishandling of personal information ranging from traffic offences, to details of driver Read More …

Huawei ‘looking into’ New Zealand 5G ban to find way forward

Huawei has responded to the refusal of New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) to allow Spark to proceed with its Huawei-powered 5G network deployment, saying it is working on a way forward. “Huawei is aware of Spark’s statement, and Read More …

Coming soon: Better collaboration, sharing with U.S. allies, IC CIO Sherman says

The U.S. intelligence community is working to improve collaboration and communication with its Five Eyes allies and beyond. Intelligence community CIO John Sherman plans “in just a couple weeks” to convene CIOs from Five Eyes allied nations — Australia, Canada, New Read More …