Budget improves cyber threat response | Scoop News

Hon Clare Curran
Minister of Broadcasting, Communications
and Digital Media

17 May 2018

Budget improves cyber
threat response

New Zealand’s ability to respond to
major cyber events and provide cyber threat intelligence is
boosted in Budget 2018, says Broadcasting, Communications
and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran.

“We’re
committing $3.9 million of new operating funding over the
next four years to the Computer Emergency Response Team
(CERT).

“CERT was established just over a year ago.
The new funding means it can continue to respond to major
cyber events and provide advice to businesses, organisations
and individuals who may be affected by cyber security
incidents,” says Clare Curran.

“We’re dealing
with threats such as disruptive malware, denial-of-service
attacks and theft of data perpetrated by a range of actors,
including organised criminal groups and vigilante
hackers.

“Reported financial losses in the year to
the end of April show that New Zealanders

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