Glossary

A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z

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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.

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 Communications Security Standard No. 300 (NZCSS 300)

This standard provides the minimum security requirements for the control and accountability of communications security material within the New Zealand government and agencies.

New Zealand Communications Security Standard No. 400 (NZCSS 400)

This standard provides a minimum standard of installation engineering for all New Zealand government agencies, organisations or personnel concerned with the planning or engineering of New Zealand installations processing protectively marked information.

New Zealand Communications Security Standard No. 500 (NZCSS 500)

This standard provides consolidated statements of national communications security policy. Where necessary, more information about the policy will be provided in the relevant national communications security standards or instructions.

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 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 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.

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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.