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January 18, 2018 by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education Considering Equifax’s offer of free credit monitoring after its breach? You need to sign up by January 31, 2018. Maybe you tried earlier but had trouble getting through. Or maybe you just put off the decision. Whatever the reason, if ...
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HONOLULU, Hi., Dec 13, 2017 (MidWeek) — Another day, another hugely worrying breach of personal information by a company obstinately trusted to safeguard it.  Yahoo admitted that every single one of its 3 billion user accounts was hacked.  Equifax revealed that 143 million identities were exposed – including all-hallowed social security numbers. Uber got busted ...
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University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu – A team of University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu cyber security students placed first in their bracket in the Fall 2017 National Cyber League Season, helping to propel it to an overall second place out of 184 teams nationally. The 10-student team faced off against other teams from across the United States, ...
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BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — SANS Institute today announced Governor Ige and the Cybersecurity Manager for Hawaii’s Department of Defense Reynold Hioki have been named among the winners of the 2017 SANS Difference Makers Award. The Difference Maker Awards were created to honor the unsung heroes in cyber security whose innovation, skill, and ...
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Vulnerability Found in MacOS

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 in News

Earlier this week a vulnerability was discovered in the MacOS High Sierra, the operating system used by MacOS 10.13.1 or higher versions. The vulnerability which was first disclosed by a Turkish software developer Lemi Ergin through a tweet rather than following the more common procedure when researchers discover software vulnerabilities of contacting the software company ...
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Hawaii doubled it number of middle and high school CyberPatriot competition teams registering a record 106 teams for the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition Season X sponsored by the Air Force Association.   Competition started the first week of November and goes through April 2017.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and ...
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Despite facing a few logistical challenges, a cyber security team from the University of Hawaiʻi placed third in a national competition behind the prestigious U.S. Military Academy in West Point and the University of Central Florida. Symantec, a leading U.S. cybersecurity company, hosted the October Higher Ed Cybersecurity Competition on Oct. 19-20. The competition put ...
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Frank Abagnale, who the movie “Catch Me If You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio was based on, presented his incredible yet criminal life as a young teenager to a standing-room only audience on October 18 at the Japanese Cultural Center.  During this period, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, masqueraded as a pediatrician, passed the ...
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On Oct. 4 and 5, about 275 people gathered to learn and talk about cybersecurity, astronomy and space exploration.   In its third year, the Future Focus Conference, hosted by the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Business Roundtable, brought together a wide range of leaders – government, military, business, educators, researchers and innovators – from Hawaii, ...
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Cyber Hui (local cybersecurity nonprofit), in partnership with the Young AFCEANs, hosted Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command at the Oahu Veterans Center on October 4, 2017.  This special speaking event, attended by middle school, high school and college students engaged in cybersecurity, as well as their parents, teachers and other ...
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