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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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AFA CyberPatriot Announces New CyberGenerations Program for Seniors

The Air Force Association (AFA) CyberPatriot program office recently announced their new CyberGenerations program designed to promote cyber safety for mature technology users. CyberGenerations is a public program designed to promote cyber safety for seniors as cybercrime affects millions of people and mature populations are the most vulnerable. This program consists of five one-hour modules…

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Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

(KrebsOnSecurity.com) – Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. Unfortunately, this has never been more useless advice. New research indicates that half of all phishing scams are now hosted on Web sites whose Internet address includes the padlock and begins…

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Beware of Holiday Scams and Malware Campaigns

US Dept of Homeland Security – The National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) As the holidays approach, NCCIC reminds users to be aware of seasonal scams and malware campaigns. Users should be cautious of unsolicited emails that contain malicious links or attachments with malware, advertisements infected with malware, and requests for donations from fraudulent…

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National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (NCCAW)

The National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (NCCAW) focuses local, regional, and national interest to inspire, educate, and engage children through adults to pursue careers in cybersecurity. National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week takes place during November’s National Career Development Month, and each day of the week-long campaign provides for learning about the contributions and innovations, and the…

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Hawaii Celebrates National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – observed every October – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Since its inception under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM…

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Department of Energy’s CyberForce Competition

The US Department of Energy is hosting the CyberForce Competition which is a cyber defense competition that focuses on the defensive/hardening nature of energy cyber infrastructure.  Through the CyberForce Competition, DOE has worked to increase 1) hands-on cyber education to college students and professionals, 2) awareness into the critical infrastructure and cyber security nexus, and 3)…

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