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UPDATE- Hawaiʻi Joins Partnership to Encourage Young Women to Explore Careers in Cybersecurity – Girls Go CyberStart Returns!

UPDATE: The Girls Go CyberStart (GGCS) Phase I (Assess) recently closed with Hawaii successfully signing up 459 young women in high school and ranking 3rd nationally in the number of girls signing up at 323.1 (per capita) and just barely behind Nevada (2nd at 324.9) and North Dakota (1st at 407.9) of the 27 states…

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UPDATE – U.S. Cyber Challenge’s Cyber Quests Competition and Cyber Camps

UPDATE: AFCEA and (ISC)2 Hawaii Chapters have teamed together to host a US Cyber Challenge Cyber Camp on Oahu.  While details are still being worked, Hawaii’s Cyber Camp will be held during August 2019. .  Cyber Camp updates will be posted to this website when received.  Additionally, the CyberQuest Quiz, originally scheduled to end today…

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Hawaii’s Summer Youth Cybersecurity Programs

As summer is just around the corner, parents are scurrying to get their kids enrolled in meaningful yet affordable summer programs. As the importance of cybersecurity continues to grow, one smart option is to sign them up for one or more of the weeklong cybersecurity programs being offered this summer for middle and high school…

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National Consumer Protection Week 2019 Kicks off Sunday, March 3

The Federal Trade Commission and its federal, state and local partners, together with consumer groups and national advocacy organizations, will participate in the 21st annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 3-9, 2019. NCPW is a nationally coordinated campaign to help consumers understand their rights while giving them access to free educational materials. “As…

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CyberPatriot Competition State Awards Announced

The Air Force Association CyberPatriot program office recently announce the results for this year’s Season XI National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.  Winners for the State Awards for Hawaii are: Open Division 1st – Mililani High School 2nd – Kamehameha Schools 3rd – Sacred Hearts Academy All Service Division 1st – Leilehua High School 2nd –…

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Computer Basics Classes – Nanakuli Public Library

The Nanakuli Public Library is host a series of computer classes in January for beginners wanting to learn the basics of how to operate and efficiently use a windows computer. In Computer Basics Part 1, students will learn how to operate the different parts of a computer and learn about their basic functions. In Part 2,…

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Data Privacy Day – January 28

(StaySafeOnline)  Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is observed annually…

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MS-ISAC National Cybersecurity Artwork Poster Contest

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) “Kids Safe Online” cybersecurity awareness poster contest, which is open to public, private and home schooled students in grades K-12, gives students a chance to have their artwork showcased nationally in the MS-ISAC 2020 cybersecurity calendars and posters. These calendars and posters will be distributed throughout the…

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The 2018 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge – KringleCon

(SANS Institute) SANS Institute is hosting a no-cost cybersecurity challenge called KringleCon.  In this challenge scenario, “…vicious holiday super villains have conspired to destroy the entire holiday season and the North Pole itself. Santa has just declared, ‘Enough is enough! It’s time to bring security professionals, hobbyists, and hackers from around the world in a…

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Susannah Wesley Community Center Launches CyberSuccess! Program for Elem School Students – Graduation Update

*** Update *** Susannah Wesley Community Center recently completed Module I of their CyberSuccess! program for elementary students and graduated Cohort I on December 8, 2018. Graduation was held onsite and attended by proud parents, staff members and community leaders with students receiving refurbished laptops provided by Hawaiian Hope (non-profit) for their achievement and to…

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