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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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Get Ready! National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018 is Quickly Approaching

(NICCS)  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proud to announce the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)  October 2004 was the first National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. At that time, Facebook was less than a year old and neither the iPhone nor the Samsung Galaxy…

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Important Phone Number Changes

The State Office of Homeland Security recently went through a phone system upgrade resulting in some of the office phone numbers being changed. The new numbers for each section are listed below. Please note that some numbers have not changed. Statewide Interoperability Coordinator:  (808) 369-3523 Grant Management Office:  (808) 369-3524 Hawaii State Fusion Center:  (808)…

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INTERFACE HAWAII – Cyber Security Education and Pathways to Cyber Security Careers Presentation

This week’s INTERFACE Hawaii Conference includes a presentation entitled “Cyber Security Education and Pathways to Cyber Security Careers” which is scheduled for this Thursday, September 20, 2018 9am-10am at the Sheraton Waikiki.  This and other cyber-related presentations are offered at this one-day no-cost event. Read More and Register

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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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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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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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(ISC)2 Hawaii Chapter – “Talk Story” with Alan Paller (SANS Institute President and Founder)

The (ISC)2 Hawaii Chapter is hosting Mr Alan Paller, SANS Institute President and Founder, as their Special Community Event guest speaker to bring Hawaii’s cybersecurity professionals, students, and enthusiasts together to promote cybersecurity on June 27, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, at the Honolulu Council of the Navy League. Alan founded SANS, a college and professional cybersecurity…

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