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CyberPatriot Competition State Awards Announced

The Air Force Association CyberPatriot program office recently announce the results of this year’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.  Winners for the State Awards for Hawaii are: Open Division 1st – Seabury Hall High School 2nd – ‘Iolani School 3rd – Pearl City High School All Service Division 1st – Leilehua High School 2nd –…

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Safer Internet Day 2018

More than 100 countries around the world will celebrate Safer Internet Day on Feb. 6. In the U.S., the official live event will be held in Austin, and hosted by ConnectSafely.org. The 2018 theme, “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you” is a call to action for every stakeholder – children…

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The Future of Cybersecurity: Hawaii’s CyberPatriot Program

HONOLULU, HI, Dec 13, 2017 (MidWeek) — Another day, another hugely worrying breach of personal information by a company obstinately trusted to safeguard it. Yahoo admitted that every single one of its 3 billion user accounts was hacked. Equifax revealed that 143 million identities were exposed – including all-hallowed social security numbers. Uber got busted…

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Hawaii’s CyberStart Report

Read the report detailing Hawaii’s leadership in finding, motivating, and developing the cyber-capable workforce in the United States. Read Hawaii CyberStart report (PDF)

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Wintered – SANS Holiday Hack Challenge

Wintered is a hand-crafted, holiday-themed information security challenge provided by SANS Institute at no cost to the cybersecurity community.  If you hack, perform digital forensics, work in cyber defense, or just need more whimsical holiday cheer and excitement in your life, then this is for you! This SANS Holiday Hack Challenge has something for everyone –…

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Cyberpatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition

ʻIolani School CyberRaiders CyberPatriot Team Receives Perfect Score for Round One in National Youth Cyber Defense Competition Hawaii’s 106 Middle and High School CyberPatriot teams, along with the rest of the nation’s 5400+ teams, recently completed round one of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition sponsored by the Air Force Association. This national cybersecurity competition,…

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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 2019 cybersecurity calendars and posters. These calendars and posters will be distributed throughout the…

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Uh West Oahu Team Takes Second In National Cyber Security Competition

University of Hawaii – West Oahu: A team of University of Hawaii – West Oahu cyber security students placed first in their bracket in the fall 2017 National Cyber League Season, helping to propel it to an overall second place out of 184 teams nationally. The 10-student team faced off against other teams from across…

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Governor Ige and the Cybersecurity Manager For Hawaii’s Department of Defense Reynold Hioki Named Winners of the Sans Institute’s 2017 Difference Makers Awards

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — SANS Institute today announced Governor Ige and the Cybersecurity Manager for Hawaii’s Department of Defense Reynold Hioki have been named among the winners of the 2017 SANS Difference Makers Award. The Difference Maker Awards were created to honor the unsung heroes in cyber security whose innovation, skill, and…

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Vulnerability Found in Mac OS

Earlier this week a vulnerability was discovered in the MacOS High Sierra, the operating system used by MacOS 10.13.1 or higher versions. The vulnerability which was first disclosed by a Turkish software developer Lemi Ergin through a tweet rather than following the more common procedure when researchers discover software vulnerabilities of contacting the software company…

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