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Investment Into NZ Cyber Security And Resilience Comes At Critical Time

Significant investment into New Zealand’s cyber
security and resilience comes at a crucial time as
geopolitical tensions grow, and the country emerges from the
worst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Budget 2022 delivered
hundreds of millions of new funding for cyber security
resilience across the board, including $30 million for CERT
NZ, $18 million for the NCSC, $12 million for the GCSB for
counterterrorism and $24 million for Police cybersecurity.
Alastair MacGibbon, Chief Strategy Officer for CyberCX, says
fighting cybercrime and leading New Zealand’s cyber
security efforts are critical responsibilities of the
Government.

“The funding boost is a confident step
in the right direction. The cyber-focused measures outlined
in the Budget come amid rising geopolitical tensions for New
Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. These tensions are
playing out in cyberspace, against a backdrop of a
deteriorating cyber threat landscape,” he
says.

“Fighting cybercrime and leading New
Zealand’s cyber security efforts is one of the most
important roles for the Government – those that fail to
deliver cyber security will fail to keep their citizens
safe, provide essential services and protect local jobs,”
he says.

Adam Boileau is the executive director of
Security Testing and Assurance at CyberCX and says the
Government is responding to an increased number of threats
and incidents across sectors.

“Millions have been
earmarked for cyber security for the intelligence community,
law enforcement, justice, health, and education, reflecting
the increased need to beef up our cyber resilience as the
number of threats and attacks grows.

“This
investment help address the real needs facing both the
private and public sectors, particularly considering the
recent victimisation of schools, hospitals, and businesses
by digital criminals, which have had lasting effects. We
welcome the opportunity to help secure and defend the
communities we live in and businesses that are looking to
make the most of our flourishing digital economy as they
recover from Covid-19,” he says.

ABOUT
CYBERCX:

Launched in October 2019, CyberCX brought
together the leading cyber security experts from across
Australia and New Zealand to become the leading end-to-end
cyber security service provider in the Southern Hemisphere. On the same subject : A CISO’s guide to discussing cybersecurity with the board.
With a workforce of over 900 professionals, across 20
locations, it helps private and public sector organisations
of all sizes realise the opportunity of better cyber
security in an increasingly complex and challenging threat
environment.

CyberCX exclusively manages cyber risk,
offering a comprehensive set of services: consulting and
advisory; governance, risk and compliance; incident
response; penetration testing and assurance; security
integration and engineering; cloud and identity security;
managed security services and cyber security training. Visit
www.cybercx.co.nz to
find out
more.

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