Hawaii’s CyberStart Scholarship Recognition Ceremony
Hawaii high school and college students were presented their SANS Institute $1,500 CyberStart scholarships by Governor David Ige and Ms Tracy Fu (SANS Institute) during a recognition ceremony held on Friday, November 17, 2017 in the Governor’s Ceremonial Room. The State of Hawaii, along with six other states, was selected to pilot the CyberStart cybersecurity assessment program developed by SANS Institute earlier this summer. Over 300 Hawaii students participated with 22 students receiving $1,500 scholarships to cover the full cost of the SANS 2018 CyberStart Essentials cyber skills development program. Hawaii students did extremely well as noted in the SANS Institute Hawaii CyberStart final report:
“Eight Hawaii high school and college students were in the overall top 50 nationally, and 22 Hawaiian students won scholarships for more advanced education in cybersecurity. Of special note is that Hawaii had a far larger number of high scorers and scholarship winners on a per capita basis than any of the other states.”
Congratulations to Hawaii’s future cybersecurity professionals!
Picture: CyberStart Recognition Ceremony (left to right): Evan Law, Tyler Chong, Marco Kobayashi, Vincent DiRienza, Jason Tay, Governor David Ige, Brandon Yee, Darren Kam, Dylan Decker, Tracy Fu (SANS Institute), Reynold Hioki (State Cybersecurity Coordinator)