Meagre cyber-security spending will undermine the Government's goals in key areas like mental health and child poverty, Deloitte partner Anu Nayar says.

Budget 2019 saw the Government earmark $2 million a year to support the rollout of a cyber security strategy

No details of the strategy were announced today but Communications Minister Kris Faafoi said it would be one that "supports New Zealand's response to the growing scope, scale and sophistication of cyber threats" and will be "done through providing funding to support activities that address cyber security threats and improve cyber security resilience".

The funding is coming from Vote

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