Connect Smart is a partnership that promotes ways for individuals, businesses and schools to protect themselves online. All New Zealanders will benefit if we can unlock the potential of the internet by using it in a safe and secure way. Learn to Connect Smart.


There are more and more reports about New Zealanders being affected by online theft and fraud, scams, malware, hacking and other mobile, computer and internet attacks. The techniques used to do this are increasingly sophisticated.


Despite this, many people remain relaxed about their cyber security. Unless they, their business, or family have been a victim, New Zealanders may not have taken the most basic steps to protect themselves online.


Connect Smart is led by the government’s National Cyber Policy Office (NCPO), part of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, in partnership with a range of government agencies, non-government organisations, and the private sector.