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Thinking of a Cybersecurity Career? Read This

Last summer, cybersecurity journalist and investigative reporter Brian Krebs wrote in his daily blog about the challenges faced by those breaking into the cybersecurity career field today. Krebs commented that while those that are interested in a cybersecurity career may hold related degrees and certifications, many lack hands-on experience in this area—which is what is…

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ESG and ISSA Research Report: The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2020

The Enterprise Strategy Group and Information Systems Security Association recently released their fourth annual global report entitled “The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2020” that notes that the cybersecurity skills shortage has gotten worse for the fourth straight year and currently impacts 70 percent of organizations. Several key findings of this report include the…

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NCSA – 2020 Winter Cyber Games

The National Cybersecurity Student Association will be hosting 2020 Winter Cyber Games during December 2020 – January 2021 that will include two cybersecurity events: CyberXL and the Secure Coding Challenge. CyberXL includes two cybersecurity challenges offered during December 21st and January 3rd—one challenge each week. To assist participants, a hint will be offered on Wednesday…

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The 2020 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge

SANS recently announced their annual Holiday Hack Challenge which is a free Christmas-themed cybersecurity event. Last year, over 17,000 individuals worldwide participated in this free series of festive cybersecurity challenges for all skill levels. Also, as in the past, the KringleCon 3: French Hens! Conference is also offered during this period. Good Luck!   Read…

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SANS: Cyber Camp for Teens

SANS Institute, an industry leader in cybersecurity education, training and research, recently announce their FREE Cyber Camp for Teens, Dec 29-30th from 7 am – 12pm (Hawaii Time) each day. This event showcases cybersecurity experts that will discuss the latest in IT/cybersecurity delivered to appeal and engage teenagers. Read More and Register

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SANS Virtual Summits – FREE for 2021!

SANS Institute, an industry leader in cybersecurity education, training and research, recently announce their Virtual Summits for 2021 will be offered for free. These virtual summits will bring the global cybersecurity community together and provide world-class content, actionable information, and new tools that can be immediately deployed to protect your organization. Registration for the Cyber…

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CompuGirls Hawaii Fall 2020 Program

CompuGirls Hawaii, a program focused on increasing opportunities for girls of color in the fields of Science and Technology,  concluded this inaugural Fall 2020 program this past Saturday, Nov. 21. The Fall cohort, comprising of 49 Hawaii high school girls, was recognized for their achievements during a virtual ceremony by STEM Ambassador Toni Kaui; Noelani…

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National Cyber Scholarship Competition – For High School Students

The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, is working to close the cybersecurity skills gap in the United States by developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. As part of this initiative, they have established the National Cyber Scholarship Competition where high school students can qualify through CyberStart America, a innovative and…

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Congratulations to the Hawaii 1st Annual Youth CyberTrivia Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Hawaii 1st Annual Youth CyberTrivia Competition that was held virtually on Friday, November 20, 2020. After two grueling rounds of competition using the Kahoot and Jeopardy formats, the Seabury Hall Team Awesome placed first followed by the Waialua Intermediate School Bulldogs in second place, and the Punahou School…

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National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and held during November 9-14, is a week-long celebration to share with the community the may contributions, benefits and innovations occurring in the cybersecurity career field. During this week, many will be sharing about the opportunities available as a cybersecurity professional,…

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