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FTC – What to Ask Before Buying Internet-connected Toys

FTC (ftc.gov) – What’s on your holiday wish list? Perhaps a smart speaker for your kids’ bedroom, or a cuddly cool internet-connected smart toy to help them learn? Before you give one of these connected toys, read this handy list of questions. They can help you know what to look out for with an internet-connected…

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Onward 2 Opportunity (O2O) for Veterans

Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is a career skills program that provides civilian career training, professional certifications and employment services support to transitioning service members, members of the Reserves or National Guard, veterans, and military spouses. O2O combines industry-validated curricula, strong partnerships with leading veteran service organizations and private sector companies, and comprehensive career coaching services to…

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National – Cybersecurity Scholarship Opportunities

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (iamcybersafe.org), the charitable foundation of (ISC)², offers a variety of cybersecurity scholarship for community members.  Following are available scholarships and current status as of this posting: (ISC)² Women’s Scholarship – NOW OPEN (Closes February 17, 2020) KNOWBE4 Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarship – CLOSED (reopening projected Spring/Summ 2020) Undergraduate Scholarship…

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Girls Go CyberStart 2020 – Cybersecurity Competition For High School Girls

Do you like solving puzzles?  Are you curious about cybersecurity? Do you like winning cool prizes?  ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SAVING THE WORLD? Hawaii’s young women in high school are encourage to participate in a fun and interactive series of cybersecurity challenges called Girls Go CyberStart.  This innovative program, developed by SANS Institute, will introduce…

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NICE: Shopping Safely Online Webinar

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) —’Tis the season for online holiday shopping . . . but you Better Watch Out for online scams or the CyberGrinch will steal your holiday joy. Aside from making consumers aware of safe online practices, performing the work of cybersecurity awareness training is an important part of any organization’s…

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Maui Students Focused on Cyberattacks

KAHULUI — Do not click to win a $1,000 Amazon gift card. Do not spin the wheel that just popped up onscreen. And definitely do not use the word “password” as a password. “Especially in today’s society, there are so many ways that we can experience the downsides of lack of security in the cyber…

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month In Hawaii

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige has proclaimed October Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Hawaii in recognition of the state’s role in identifying, protecting its citizens from, and responding to cyber threats. The governor also marked the occasion by recognizing the state’s winners in the Girls Go CyberStart national competition, which is a fun, interactive online program…

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Hawaii’s Public Libraries will host Cyber Security Awareness Programs

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Public Library System, in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Defense Office of Homeland Security and the International Security Consortium (ISC)2 Hawaii Chapter, will be offering “Safe and Secure: Protect Yourself on the Internet” cyber safety awareness programs at various public libraries throughout the month of October. Cyber security professionals…

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National Security Agency – Hawaii Cybersecurity Opportunities

The National Security Agency (NSA) announced their Hawaii cybersecurity scholarship/internship programs. While the list released includes many other excellent opportunities nationwide, the following programs are available here in Hawaii: Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (NSA) (application deadline is November 15, 2019) Cooperative Education Program – Hawaii (application deadline is November 15, 2019) Hawaii Technical Summer Intern…

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Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2019

Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A PROCLAMATION During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we recognize that protecting cyberspace is essential to our national security and economic stability. We also underscore the responsibility individuals have to secure and safeguard their personal devices, technology, and networks…

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