We use our broad access to people, information and data to help New Zealand better understand and stay resilient to the threat landscape.
· We analyse the international landscape and report on threats.
· We analyse local data and report on vulnerabilities.
· We triage reported incidents and make referrals.
· We coordinate the interagency response to incidents.
· We raise awareness of cyber security impacts and best practice.
The establishment of a national CERT is a key element of New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy 2015 and will contribute to the delivery of the Strategy’s vision of ‘A secure, resilient and prosperous online New Zealand’.
CERT NZ is an organisation that receives cyber incident reports, tracks cyber security incidents or attacks, and provides advice and alerts to its customers on how to respond and prevent further attacks. CERT NZ will also work closely with their international counterparts to prevent and respond to cyber security incidents, and address cybercrime.
Establishing a national CERT means New Zealand joins an international network of CERTs, improving our access to information on potential or real-time cyber-attacks. It will help New Zealand play our part in a global effort to improve cyber security. Ultimately, New Zealand will become a more trusted business and security partner.
CERT NZ’s primary goal is to improve cyber security in New Zealand, which means:
- increased comprehension of the threat landscape
- better avoidance of incidents
- reducing the impact of incidents
The Minister for Communications Amy Adams announced in May 2016 that she expects that CERT NZ will be in operation by the first quarter of 2017. CERT NZ has been established as a branded business unit within MBIE. The CERT NZ Establishment team have been working with government agency partners to put in place the key building blocks CERT NZ will need to be successful. The initial permanent staff will join the establishment team as part of a transition to business as usual operations.
This is an unique and exciting opportunity for experienced professionals to join a brand new team, giving you the opportunity to influence and build the role from the very start.
Roles are currently Closed. Please apply by using the buttons below. Should you wish to express your interest in future roles, we would invite you to apply by using the Express Your Interest links. Should new roles become available again in the future, we will notify those who have expressed an interest via email.
Are you a senior cyber security management specialist who wants to be on the front-line of creating a secure, resilient and prosperous NZ?
Are you a cyber security management specialist who wants to be on the front-line of creating a secure, resilient and prosperous NZ?
This hands on role will see you establish, design and develop systems to support the future of New Zealand's Cyber Security.
Are you interested in working for CERT NZ? You can register you interest here.
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Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Budget 2016: $22.2m to boost cyber security
National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) to be established at MBIE
CERT Establishment Advisory Board appointed