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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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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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Get Ready! National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2019 is Quickly Approaching

(NICCS)  Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. NCSAM 2019 will emphasize personal accountability and stress the importance of taking…

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Hawaii CyberPatriot Invitational – The Winners!

  The State Department of Defense, in partnership with AFCEA Hawaii, (ISC)2 Hawaii, Sacred Hearts Academy, and CTF-HI/Validity hosted the 1st Annual Hawaii CyberPatriot Invitational (CPI) on Saturday, August 24, 2019, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at Sacred Hearts Academy. After an exciting and hard-fought competition, the winners are: State Champions – Seabury Hall All…

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2019 CAE Virtual Career Fair

The Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity is hosting the third annual CAE Virtual Career Fair (VCF), sponsored by CyberWatch West (CWW) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), on September 27, 2019 from 6:00am-10:00am (Hawaii Time). This virtual career fair is unique in that they invite students/alumni from 270+ institutions designated as CAEs in…

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UH West Oʻahu cybersecurity program cracks top 3 percent of colleges

The performance of UH West Oʻahu students in SANS Institute’s Cyber FastTrack challenges ranked the school in the top tier of colleges with students participating in the program. UH West Oʻahu also was the best program in Hawaiʻi in the ranking by SANS Institute, a research and education organization focused on information security training and…

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UPDATE- Hawaiʻi Joins Partnership to Encourage Young Women to Explore Careers in Cybersecurity – Girls Go CyberStart Returns!

UPDATE: The Girls Go CyberStart (GGCS) Phase I (Assess) recently closed with Hawaii successfully signing up 459 young women in high school and ranking 3rd nationally in the number of girls signing up at 323.1 (per capita) and just barely behind Nevada (2nd at 324.9) and North Dakota (1st at 407.9) of the 27 states…

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National Consumer Protection Week 2019 Kicks off Sunday, March 3

The Federal Trade Commission and its federal, state and local partners, together with consumer groups and national advocacy organizations, will participate in the 21st annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 3-9, 2019. NCPW is a nationally coordinated campaign to help consumers understand their rights while giving them access to free educational materials. “As…

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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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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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