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FBI Launches the Protected Voices Cybersecurity Informational Video Series

The FBI recently launched the Protected Voices webpage to mitigate the risk of cyber influence operations targeting U.S. elections through a series of informative cybersecurity videos.  But even beyond political campaigns, the cybersecurity information contained in these videos—which ranges from protecting passwords to social engineering threats to what to do if you think you’ve been…

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Two Free Cyber Education Events for Hawaii Students Grades 6-12

CyberHawaii and other local cybersecurity organizations are hosting two cyber education events for Hawaii’s students grades 6-12 in September.  The first is the NSA Day of Cyber which is an on-demand virtual learning experience during September 4-13, 2018.  The second is CYBER Connections Hawaii which delivers live cyber professionals in Hawaii’s classrooms via online webinar…

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Free Public WiFi Hotspots Available Statewide

New Wi-Fi hotspots — from Moloka‘i’s remote Kalaupapa area to bus stops and community gathering places — are now available on Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i and O‘ahu, with Hawai‘i island locations planned for implementation.  The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) has announced the first wave of free public Wi-Fi hotspots will offer one hour of…

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Protecting Yourself with Credit Reporting Agency Security Freezes – Now Free

Combating identity theft. If you’re concerned about identity theft, those reported mega-data breaches, or someone gaining access to your credit report without your permission, you should consider placing a credit reporting agency security freeze on your credit report. What is a security freeze? A security freeze means that your credit report file cannot be shared…

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CyberPatriot CyberCamps a Huge Success at Hawaii Technology Academy

Hawaii Technology Academy (HTA), a public charter school with learning centers across four islands (Hawaii, Kauai, Maui and Oahu), joined other public and private schools this summer and recently held their first-ever CyberPatriot CyberCamp. CyberCamps, which provide basic instruction in core information technologies (i.e., Windows, Ubuntu Linux and networking), is designed to prepare middle and…

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National Security Agency – Hawaii Cybersecurity Work Study/Scholarship Opportunities

The National Security Agency (NSA) recently announced their Hawaii cybersecurity work study and internship  programs available to high school and college students. While the list released includes many other excellent opportunities nationwide, the following programs are available here in Hawaii: High School Work Study Program – Hawaii location (application deadline is September 30, 2018) Stokes…

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Hack the Wave – Community Maritime Cybersecurity Challenge

Hack the Wave is a maritime cybersecurity Capture-the-Flag event that will explore the foundations of maritime security by going through a series of challenges that will place participants at the helm of TRUDI, the Tactical Reconfigurable Underway Demonstration Interface.  Each challenge is designed to educate participants on TRUDI’s capabilities and vulnerabilities. Bring a team or roll solo,…

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AFCEA Hawaii Education Foundation (AHEF) – Bob Ventura Cybersecurity Scholarship ($3000) Application Deadline Extended to Jul 31, 2018

Update:  The application deadline for the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation (AHEF) Scholarships this year totaling over $100,000 has been extended to July 31, 2018.  Include in these scholarships is the Bob Ventura Cybersecurity Scholarship ($3000). —– Update —– AFCEA Hawaii Educational Foundation (AHEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to support Hawaii students and teachers by…

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Cyber Threat Defender – The PC Game Version

Cyber Threat Defender (CTD), the popular cybersecurity card game, is now available in an electronic game format that you can download to your PC. The PC version of CTD, created by the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) at UTSA, teaches players how to protect themselves from cyber-attacks while building robust networks to become…

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CyberPatriot – Meet The Teens Being Groomed As The Future Of Cyber Security | TODAY

TODAY – The new head of U.S. Cyber Command at the National Security Agency, General Paul Nakasone,  says he is prioritizing recruiting cyber security professionals, a profession experts say the world could soon see a shortage of. Now, a group of high school and middle school students are being taught the cutting edge techniques of…

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