• National interest

    The maintenance of New Zealand’s good international reputation and bilateral relations, public confidence in the areas of tourism, trade, the economy and government, and the security and safety of all New Zealanders.

  • National security

    A term used to describe the safety of the nation from espionage, sabotage, politically motivated violence, promotion of communal violence, attacks on New Zealand’s defence system, acts of foreign interference or serious organised crime, as well as the protection of New Zealand’s borders.

  • National security information

    Official information that, if compromised, could affect the security of the nation. National security information could include information about protection from espionage, sabotage or politically motivated violence.

  • Natural justice (procedural fairness)

    See Procedural fairness.

  • NCSC

    National Cyber Security Centre

  • Need to go

    Access to an area should be limited to those who require access to do their work, for example, cleaners – they do not have a need to know but they do have a need to go to do their work.

  • Need-to-know

    Refers to a need to access information based on an operational requirement.

  • Network infrastructure

    The infrastructure used to carry information between work stations and servers or other network devices, for example, cabling, junction boxes, patch panels, fibre distribution panels and structured wiring enclosures.

  • NEW ZEALAND EYES ONLY (NZEO)

    The NEW ZEALAND EYES ONLY (NZEO) endorsement marking indicates that access to information is restricted to appropriately security cleared New Zealand citizens on a need-to-know basis.   

  • New Zealand government agency

    See agency.

  • New Zealand government involvement

    Could include strategic planning advice, tactical support or the deployment of operational elements. All New Zealand government involvement is provided in collaboration with the event organisers, the relevant agency with jurisdictional authority and other agencies.

  • New Zealand Government Protective Security Manual (PSM)

    A precursor to the PSR.

  • New Zealand Government Security in the Government Sector Manual (SIGS)

    The primary precursor to the PSR.

  • New Zealand Information Security Manual (NZISM)

    A practitioner’s manual compiled by the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) designed to support agencies in managing ICT risks, provide baseline controls necessary for basic IT system hygiene, as well as to manage information threats and enable government business. The NZISM is supported by an executive companion that summaries key risks, basic ICT governance and assurance processes and roles and responsibilities for agency heads and other senior executives.

  • New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS)

    The NZSIS establishes personnel and physical security standards for the protection of national security information, as authorised by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act 1969. The NZSIS is responsible for providing advice to the New Zealand government relating to New Zealand’s security.

  • NII

    National Information Infrastructure

  • Non-national security information

    Official information that, if compromised, does not threaten national security but could otherwise threaten the security of the national interest or interests of individuals, groups or commercial entities.

  • NZCSS

    New Zealand Communications Security Standard

  • NZCSS 300

    New Zealand Communications Security Standard No. 300

  • NZCSS 400

    New Zealand Communications Security Standard No. 400

  • NZCSS 500

    New Zealand Communications Security Standard No. 500

  • NZDF

    New Zealand Defence Force

  • NZEO

    New Zealand Eyes Only

  • NZIC

    New Zealand Intelligence Community

  • NZISM

    New Zealand Information Security Manual

  • NZQA

    New Zealand Qualifications Authority

  • NZSIS

    New Zealand Security Intelligence Service