GCSB contributes to New Zealand’s national security by providing:

  • Information assurance and cyber security to the New Zealand Government and critical infrastructure organisations
  • Foreign intelligence to government decision-makers
  • Cooperation and assistance to other New Zealand government agencies.

The New Zealand SIGINT Operations Centre (NZSOC) at GCSB also provides a 24-hour 7-day threat warning service based on the combined efforts of the Five-Eyes watch-keeping services. These bring together and fuse information from a variety of sources in order to alert the New Zealand Government to incidents and threats around the world in a timely manner.