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NZTech chief: Don't wait for the government, let's find NZ's CTO ourselves
Why do we need a government-appointed chief technology anyway? Those sentiments have been echoing around New Zealand’s tech community after the scandal and failed recruitment of marketing techrepreneur Derek Handley.
Govt forms Small Business Council to drive SME growth
"I want to make sure SMEs are well placed to maximise future opportunities and play their part in helping create a sustainable economy."
Innovative EV projects receive $3.97m government funding
“This is about demonstrating the rapidly evolving technology that is making electric vehicles a practical option for a growing number of businesses."
Sole trader, company, or partnership? Get your business structure right first time
“New Zealand business structures have different legal and financial obligations which can affect the ability of a business to evolve or grow."
National Party calls out Health Minister's 'dismissive' take on DHB security
“Clark has downplayed cybersecurity issues by saying he won’t deal in hypotheticals. There's nothing hypothetical about our DHBs being under attack."
$10 million project launched to foster kiwi 3D printing startups
Multi-award winning professor Olaf Diegel will start with Auckland University’s Faculty of Engineering in early 2019.
IBM Cloud's IaaS extended to all NZ Government agencies
IBM has opened up its public cloud to all New Zealand Government agencies in an effort to support the Government’s cloud-first policy.
Have your say: Govt extends feedback deadline for Cyber Security Strategy refresh
“There’s been strong interest in the Cyber Security Strategy refresh and we want to ensure we have a broad range of perspectives," says Clare Curran.
Govt's R&D tax credit scheme won't help small hi-tech firms, says NZTech
Muller says NZTech has ‘critical’ concerns that companies currently receiving the growth grant will get less support in future.
Interview: State-sponsored cyber attacks - it's not about the 'who', but the 'how'
With every major cyber attack comes the question of who exactly was behind it - and if that attack was condoned or even sponsored by nation-states.
Govt’s Small Business roadshows kick off around the country
The roadshows will travel around the country and bring together the private sector with representatives from government agencies.
GCSB expands 'Malware-Free Networks' initiative after successful pilot with Vodafone
The Malware-Free Networks initiative was developed as part of the CORTEX initiative to build on malware detection capability provided by ISPs.
Budget 2018: NZ's cyber threat response gets $3.9m boost
The Government’s Budget 2018 will inject an extra $3.9 million for New Zealand’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) over the next four years.
Want to be NZ's first national CTO? You now have another shot
The government is still on the hunt for the country’s first chief technology officer after the first round of recruitment proved unsuccessful.
Govt must be wary of increasing digital divide with 5G deployment - Chorus
The company has responded to a request from MBIE for feedback on the challenges and opportunities of a 5G rollout.
ComCom requesting telco feedback on funding for future fibre regulation
The Commerce Commission has calculated that it would cost $12 million to implement the proposed regulation over a three-year period.
CERT NZ's Advisory Board extended for another six months
“I’m pleased all existing Board members have agreed to stay on and advise CERT NZ as we work through the refresh of our cybersecurity action plan."
Clare Curran targeted in Facebook impersonation; warns Kiwis to be vigilant
“It’s frightening to think someone is impersonating you online and CERT NZ is there to help people sort out issues and feel safe again online."
Government moves to revitalize NZ's Cyber Security and Action Plan
“We must work collectively to build New Zealand’s cyber security capability and resilience so I invite everyone to join the play a key role."
Parliament supports NZ's Privacy Bill during first reading
New Zealand’s proposed Privacy Bill is going through the first round of debates in Parliament this week, with the support of all sitting MPs.
New Zealand's Privacy Bill to get first reading in Parliament
New Zealand’s updated Privacy Bill is about to begin its first reading in Parliament with Andrew Little as the MP in charge.
Govt announces first eight members of digital divide taskforce
The Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion Advisory Group will advise the Govt on how it can build the digital economy and reduce digital divides.
Govt launches programme to attract innovation to NZ
Zephyr Airworks credited Innovative Partnerships as part of the reason it is testing its revolutionary air taxi technology in New Zealand.
Watch out for a RealMe phishing scam in your inbox
The phishing email states that the user has a private message & they need to access their RealMe account. The web link takes users to a fake website.
The crucial guide to deploying a SIEM solution successfully
SIEM solutions have far-reaching benefits, but Gartner says there are a lot of factors to consider to avoid disaster - here's the company's guide.
Whitepaper: How to make sure your security architecture keeps up with surging network speeds
The annual cost of cybercrime is expected to exceed US$6t by 2021 with a large contributor being the sheer amount of data that requires processing.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?
Whitepaper: How to explain why IT security needs more budget
Do you want to convince your higher-ups that IT and security need more budget?
A step-by-step guide to starting the security discussion with your executives
Your organisation has “jewels” in your servers and critical endpoints: Data.