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Cyber planning course for key NZ infrastructure orgs

3 April 2013

Cyber planning course for key NZ infrastructure orgs

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), with the CERT Program of Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI), is offering spaces on a one day course for Government departments and critical infrastructure operators on how to respond to cyber attacks.

The National Cyber Security Centre is part of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), which has a role to protect government systems and information, and to work with critical infrastructure operators to help them improve their computer and network security.

GCSB Director Ian Fletcher says, “We are pleased to be able to offer this training for government and the private sector in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University.

“The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute is regarded as the world leading training institute in this field. We have developed this Incident Management programme specifically for New Zealand to support our important organisations develop Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs).

“The teams will have an agreed method and format for responding to suspected threats, as well as setting up trusted communication channels and collaboration across New Zealand. It also involves developing training and mentoring to ensure the expertise and skills base is grown.

“Cyber attacks are becoming more advanced and sophisticated, and increasingly are targeting intellectual property and other proprietary information held by businesses as well as individuals.

“There’s no reason to believe New Zealand is any different from the rest of the world. We are seeing more incidents reported in New Zealand, and we can benefit from having a standardised cyber security incident response method and format.

The courses are being run in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in mid June.

If organisations are interested in taking part, with no charge for attending the sessions, you can contact info@ncsc.govt.nz

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