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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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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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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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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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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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