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GCSB names recipients of Women in STEM scholarships
The recipients each receive a $10,000 scholarship grant to support their STEM-related career path with the GCSB in fields such as computer science, engineering, and technical analysis.
Spark picks Samsung as partner to roll out 5G in NZ
Spark and Samsung have been working on network innovation since last year, starting with 5G trials throughout the country.
Huawei NZ aims to quell the scandalous rumours
"We know the rumours, gossip and innuendo about us," Huawei says.
GCSB outlines cyber resilience tips for NZ businesses
Governance, investment, readiness, and supply chain: The four key areas for good practice in cybersecurity, according to the GCSB.
Online attackers abusing Kiwis' generosity in wake of Chch tragedy
It doesn’t take some people long to abuse people’s kindness and generosity in a time of mourning.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.”
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.”
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.
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?”