New Zealand Government Launches the Cyber Security Awareness Week
Cyber crime is a type of crime that is becoming more and more deadly with each passing day. According to statistics, 2000 plus New Zealanders are said to be affected by this kind of crime and it includes not only viruses or malware but also various types of online scam, leak of private information, identity theft, credit card fraud and phishing. Those who have suffered from the extremes of cyber crime know how serious this situation is and how urgently it must be tackled. The New Zealand statistics state that cyber crime has cost the nation $625 million in year 2011.
Realizing the sensitivity of situation, the government of New Zealand together with Netsafe has launched Cyber Security Awareness Week which starts this morning. The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amy Adams, launched the week long events this morning in the Parliament.
Together the government and Netsafe working in Partnership hope to guide their public and especially small businesses of the potential security risks and how they can protect themselves from security breaches. The objective of the Cyber Security Awareness Week is to help individuals and businesses take steps in order to safeguard their sensitive information, regarding themselves or their businesses, from any sort of cyber crime.
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» SPAMfighter News - 14-06-2012