Note: The following calendar of events taking place during the second annual Cyber Security Awareness Week remains subject to change.
We will be updating this page with more events during May or you can follow regular updates about the week’s activities at www.facebook.com/netsafe.
|Sunday 26th May||Trade Me, Norton and NetSafe are running a warm up event for CSAW – a free Internet Safety Clinic at the Mac’s Function Centre on the Wellington waterfront taking attendees through the Computer Security Checklist.|
|Monday 27th May||CSAW launch
Minister Amy Adams will launch Cyber Security Awareness Week and open the first CSAW Forum (4-7pm, Wellington, invite only)
Daily theme: Use Strong Passwords
NetSafe publishes the first light hearted computer security video for the week. In this video, we talk with Aucklanders about strong passwords, float the idea of using the longest place name in the world and visit the local community to find out what they think makes a strong password.
|Tuesday 28th May||Daily theme: Update Everything
We visit Napier to talk about being stuck in the past and why you must update old technology, your hardware and all software.
|Wednesday 29th May||NetBasics Comic Creator launch
Hon Nikki Kaye will launch the new website at an Auckland primary school. This tool and associated resources will allow students to use the NetBasics characters to create their own narratives around common computer security issues.
Daily theme: Wireless Wardrive Wednesday
We publish our video on Operation Wardrive, a crack unit of 2 who scan the suburbs for unsecured wireless routers and offer advice on using strong encryption. We will also publish data comparing open/WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption rates across NZ cities.
|Thursday 30th May||Daily theme: Back up Your Files
We publish our backups video featuring the city of Dunedin (a backup of Edinburgh) and speak with students about the worst excuses they’ve used to explain late assignments in the event of a digital disaster.
|Friday 31st May||Daily theme: Phishing Friday
We publish our humorous NZ Phishing Species poster and our video on scams and social engineering starring General Phishinscam.
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We would like to recognise the work people are doing around the country as part of the national programme. If you are distributing material or holding events please send us a photo or a screenshot of your site, intranet or newsletter.