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Cyber Fast Track Competition For College Students – Sign Up Deadline March 31st

Getting the cybersecurity skills and certificates employers want can be challenging and expensive and the barriers to entry are high. Cyber FastTrack breaks down those barriers. Test your security skills in a two-day Capture-the-Flag competition, with the chance to win a $1,000 cash scholarship and up to $21k of certified cybersecurity training. The scholarship opportunities…

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National Cyber Scholarship Competition – For High School Students – Qualifying Deadline Extended to March 15th

*** UPDATE *** The deadline to qualify for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition has been extended from March 8th to March 15th. Please continue to work your CyberStart challenges to qualify for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition! ——————— The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, is working to close the cybersecurity skills…

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CyberPatriot XIII—State Awards Announced

The Air Force Association CyberPatriot program office recently announce the results of this year’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Winners for the State Awards for Hawaii are: Open Division Platinum Award 1st – ‘Iolani School 2nd – Seabury Hall 3rd – Kamehameha Schools Gold Award 1st – Mid Pacific Institute 3rd – Mililani High…

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CyberPatriot XIII—‘Iolani Advances to the National Finals

Students from ‘Iolani School’s CyberPatriot competition team qualified as finalists for the National Championship round of CyberPatriot XIII—The National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The team is one of 12 finalists for the competition’s Open Division of which over 4,000 teams competed this year. This is the second time ‘Iolani has advanced to the national finals,…

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Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) – FraudSupport.org

Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) FraudSupport.org website provides a wealth of cybercrime and online fraud informational resources for the public. On this website, detailed support for both small businesses and individuals are provided. Additinally, there are great resources for the following: – Children, teens and young adults (LINK) – Older adults and caregivers (LINK) – Military…

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FTC: Identity Theft Awareness Week: February 1-5, 2021

Federal Trade Commission – The Federal Trade Commission is launching Identity Theft Awareness Week, February 1-5, 2021, with a series of events to highlight steps consumers can take to help reduce their risk of identity theft and recover if identity theft occurs. Identity theft happens when someone steals personal information about you such as your…

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CISA Launches New Ransomware Campaign

Department of Homeland Security – Ransomware is a constantly evolving and increasing threat to both public and private networks. To help defend against and respond to ransomware attacks, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched its Reduce the Risk of Ransomware Campaign. The campaign is a focused and sustained effort designed to raise…

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Data Privacy Day

Sponsored by National Cybersecurity Alliance Tha Annual International Data Privacy Day was established to facilitate discussion and empower citizens and organizations to promote individual privacy. While controlling one’s personal data become difficult as we become more connected, there are actions that can be taken to minimize exposure and regain control of your personal privacy. Here…

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Does Your Health App Protect Your Sensitive Info?

Federal Trade Commission  by Miles Plant – January 13, 2021. New health apps are popping up every day, promising to help you track your health conditions, count your calories, manage your medications, or predict your ovulation. These apps often ask for some of your most sensitive personal information, like your health history, medication list, or…

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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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