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All businesses can operate, provided they can meet the rules to operate safely. Businesses are still required to display the official QR codes for the NZ COVID Tracer app at all alert levels.

For more information, check out the business.govt.nz page for Workplace operations at COVID-19 alert levels

Webinar: Keeping your small business safe online

More than half of New Zealand businesses experience security attacks at least once a year. But many feel they don’t have the right tools and policies to protect themselves.

Help is at hand. Here are tips and resources recommended by our panel of experts to protect your business from scams and hack attacks.

Experts from the private sector and government agencies offered tips and advice in a web seminar hosted by business.govt.nz and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s digital economy team.

Below are some other resources mentioned during the MBIE web seminar:

Recommended online resources

Organisation Includes information about:

CERT NZ(external link)  — national cyber security response team

  • Reporting cyber security problems 
  • Online security advice for businesses

Digital Journey’s Cyber Security Tool

  • Online assessment of your business’s cyber security — and what you need to do to improve

Netsafe’s Advice for businesses(external link)

  • Online safety resources
  • Scam alerts

Xero’s Security noticeboard(external link)

Current scam alerts, eg phishing emails, invoice scams

Consumer Protection’s Scamwatch(external link)

  • Scam alerts
  • Identity theft 
  • Spam

The Orb’s Reporting online crime, online(external link)

  • Form to report online crime to Netsafe

CERT Australia(external link)

  • Advice and alerts also relevant to New Zealand

Safe and Secure Online(external link)

  • Teaching seniors and children about internet safety

Our speakers are:

Keeping your small business safe online

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