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GCSB welcomes Inspector-General's report on intelligence warrants
Intelligence warrants can include surveillance, private communications interception, searches of physical places and things, and the seizure of communications, information and things.
17 Dec 18
Report finds GCSB in compliance with NZ rights
The Inspector-General has given the GCSB its compliance tick of approval for the fourth year in a row.
10 Dec 18
Huawei seeks urgent meeting with Govt about Spark 5G ban saga
“There has been no evidence of wrongdoing by Huawei presented and we strongly reject the notion that our business threatens New Zealand in any way."
29 Nov 18
Huawei & Spark get slugged again: GCSB terminates proposed 5G network plans
This afternoon the GCSB denied Spark’s proposal to deploy Huawei 5G equipment across its future Radio Access Network.
28 Nov 18
GCSB names Women in STEM scholarship winners
"The initiative came about after I had the agency undertake some intelligence on itself to see if our workforce was sufficiently diverse and inclusive to support our mission.”
27 Nov 18
GCSB's CORTEX project scoops iSANZ Award
“I believe this award is particularly significant as it is acknowledgement from our peers in the information security industry and from across the private sector."
15 Nov 18
GCSB report: NZ firms lack CISOs, human investment
More than 80% of New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations don’t have a dedicated chief information security officer (CISO), a benchmark report from the GCSB and NCSC has found.
01 Nov 18
GCSB exposes Russia's involvement in malicious cyber attacks
“Such behaviour is unacceptable – it is counter to New Zealand’s vision for an open, safe and secure cyberspace," comments GCSB director-general Andrew Hampton.
04 Oct 18
GCSB recognised for 'building trust & confidence' at IPANZ Awards
“I hope this award helps to further demonstrate a significant turnaround in how the work of the Bureau is perceived and I am hugely proud of that."
31 Jul 18
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.
28 May 18
NZ & AU join international condemnation against Russia for NotPetya attack
"In a globally connected world our relative geographic isolation offers no protection from cyber threats."
19 Feb 18
GCSB and NZSIS bring new Minister up to speed with NZ's state of security
Minister for the GCSB and NZSIS Andrew Little has been briefed on his new role, according to an unclassified briefing document.
13 Dec 17
HP recruits former GCSB researcher for new Security Advisory Board
Ex-GCSB researcher Justine Bone has scored a role in HP’s new Security Advisory Board, alongside a former hacker and a security consultant.
20 Sep 17
Aura InfoSec hires former GCSB exec to push the future of cybersecurity
Aura Information Security has appointed former GCSB’s head of consultancy services Barry Brailey as its new principal security consultant.
08 Aug 17
New Zealand book tackles local and global cyber security policy
“Getting businesses to cooperate on cyber security seems as hard as prompting rival nations to join efforts against cyber terrorism & cybercrime."
04 Apr 17
InternetNZ calls out Govt's Intelligence and Security Bill
"While it acknowledges human rights, the recommendations do not always reflect these rights and could result in more extensive surveillance of NZers."
16 Aug 16
New Zealand security services receives funding boost
“Our national security is something that affects all New Zealanders and in which we all have a stake.”
26 May 15
Inquiry into GCSB spying claims confirmed
Office of the Inspector General of Intelligence & Security will investigate allegations of GCSB interception of communications in the South Pacific.
26 Mar 15
Green Party calls out prime minister on Pacific Island spying
“Is John Key saying that New Zealanders in the Cook Islands and Niue are second class citizens who do not deserve the protection of our spy laws?”
09 Mar 15
InternetNZ boss slams mass collection of Pacific data
“NZ should not be collecting mass data on New Zealanders or on anyone else," says Jordan Carter on allegations NZ has conducted mass data harvesting.
05 Mar 15
Greens call for opposition involvement in hiring of new GCSB director
John Key has treated the GCSB as his own personal protection service.
13 Jan 15
REVEALED: Dirty deal between NZ telcos and the GCSB...
We explain the legislative act that governs relations between the New Zealand telecommunications industry and surveillance agencies.
18 Sep 14
Hands up if you're telling the truth...?!
Is the Prime Minister’s honesty now central to the election...?!
17 Sep 14
Key "sets record straight"... Rubbishes mass surveillance claims
"There is not, and never has been, mass surveillance of New Zealanders undertaken by the GCSB..."
16 Sep 14