Governor Ige and the Cybersecurity Manager for Hawaii’s Department of Defense Reynold Hioki Named Winners of the SANS Institute’s 2017 Difference Makers AwardsPosted on Dec 5, 2017 in News
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 hard work have resulted in real successes in information security.
“The cybersecurity talent among Hawaiian students is impressive. Reynold Hioki and the leadership of Cyber Hawaii did a spectacular job at giving students in Hawaii a chance to discover their talent – in some cases their hidden talents. Kudos,” said Alan Paller, National Program Manager, U.S. CyberStart and Director of Research, SANS Institute.
Governor Ige was recognized for his efforts help find, motivate, and develop the state’s next generation of cyber security talent by bringing the CyberStart pilot program to students in Hawaii. CyberStart is a forward-thinking skills program designed to inspire the next generation of cyber security professionals while identifying talented young Americans. In addition to providing a unique learning opportunity and scholarships for students, the program can lead to job growth and improved cyber security in Hawaii.