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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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UHWO Cyber Team Places Third in National Competition

Despite facing a few logistical challenges, a cyber security team from the University of Hawaii placed third in a national competition behind the prestigious U.S. Military Academy in West Point and the University of Central Florida. Symantec, a leading U.S. cybersecurity company, hosted the October Higher Ed Cybersecurity competition on Oct. 19-20. The competition put…

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Hawaii Registers Record 106 Cyberpatriot Teams for Season X

Hawaii doubled its number of middle and high school CyberPatriot competition teams registering a record 106 teams for the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition Season X sponsored by the Air Force Association. Competition started the first week of November and goes through April 2017. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region,…

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“Catch Me If You Can” Con Man Frank Abagnale Community Cyber Safety Presentation

Frank Abagnale, who the movie “Catch Me If You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio was based on, presented his incredible yet criminal life as a young teenager to a standing-room only audience on October 18 at the Japanese Cultural Center. During this period, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, masqueraded as a pediatrician, passed the…

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CyberHawaii Launches In Tandem With Hawaii Cyber Security Awareness Month

On Oct. 4th and 5th, about 275 people gathered to learn and talk about cybersecurity, astronomy and space exploration. In its third year, the Future Focus Conference, hosted by the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Business Roundtable, brought together a wide range of leaders – government, military, business, educators, researchers and innovators – from Hawaii,…

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Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone (Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command) Inspires Hawaii’s Youth In Cybersecurity

Cyber Hui (local cybersecurity nonprofit), in partnership with the Young AFCEANs, hosted Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command at the Oahu Veterans Center on October 4, 2017. This special speaking event, attended by middle school, high school and college students engaged in cybersecurity, as well as their parents, teachers and other…

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Hawaii Office Of Homeland Security Partners With The HSPLS And Cyber Hui Supporting Hawaii Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As part of Gov. David Y. Ige proclaiming October 2017 “Cyber Security Awareness Month” in Hawaii, the Hawaii Department of Defense Office of Homeland Security, in partnership with the Hawaii State Public Library System and local nonprofit Cyber Hui, will be offering cyber safety public awareness sessions led by cyber professionals throughout the month. The…

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