Cyber Safety Links
Tips & Tricks
Here are some cyber safety tips that will help you to stay safe and secure when connected to the internet.
Safe and Secure Online (safeandsecureonline.org)
- Parent Tips – Safe and Secure Parents
- Cyberbullying – Communication, Recognition, and Action Steps
- Social Media – Navigating social media safely with your children
- Passwords – Create Strong, Complex Passwords
- Online Gaming – Playing online can be dangerous
- Top 10 Online Safety Tips for Seniors – Think before you click
- Basic Protection – Keep your computer and devices safe
- Passwords – Create Strong, Complex Passwords
- Scam Awareness – The many forms of scamming
- Banking & Shopping – Best practices for internet commerce
Cybersecurity, or protecting computers and computer networks from cyber criminals and other malicious actors, can be complex and confusing for many of us. To help you with understanding some of the more recent cybersecurity challenges that face us today, the below information resources are provided.
- FTC Consumer Information – The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do
- Krebs on Security – Latest on Equifax Breach
- Federal Communications Commission – Frauds, Scams and Alerts
- Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information – Scam Alerts
- USA.gov – Most Popular Scams
- US DHS, DOJ, and DHHS – Ransomware—What It Is and What To Do About It
- Center for Internet Security – MS-ISAC Security Primer – Ransomware
- Krebs on Security – Latest on Ransomware
- Honolulu Police Department – Combating Identity Theft
- Federal Trade Commission – Reporting and Recovering From Identity Theft
- Internal Revenue Service – Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft
- Real Future (YouTube) – This is How Hackers Hack You Using Simple Social Engineering (2:29)
- CNN Money (YouTube) – Watch This Hacker Break Into a Company (2:55)
- D News – How Hackers Really Crack Your Passwords (5:00)
- D News – Building Digital Labyrinths To Hide Your Password (4:55)
Cybersecurity Awareness Training Videos
Here are some courses on cybersecurity awareness training. The below products are excellent resources that explains the do’s and don’ts of the internet and for increasing your level of cyber safety when connected.
- Small Business Administration – Cybersecurity Training
- ESET – Cybersecurity Awareness Training
- Cyber Security and Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC) – Cyber Awareness Videos
Hawaii Community Cybersecurity Events
Many activities ranging from hacker user groups to educational seminars are continually being held locally throughout the year. All of theses activities have one key purpose which is to increase our cyber safety awareness and make Hawaii a safer place when connected.
Community Cybersecurity Programs
There are many robust cyber safety programs in our community that are making Hawaii a safer place to connect. Consider getting involved with one or more of these organizations that promote cyber safety.
Hawaii Cybersecurity Youth Programs
Here are the Hawaii youth cyber programs supporting our K-12 students. From youth cyber safety awareness programs to national cybersecurity competitions, our students are highly engaged learning and applying their cybersecurity skills.
- Cyber Hui – Community of cybersecurity professionals mentoring cybersecurity students
- PicoCTF – A capture the flag computer security game for middle and high school students
- Air Force Association CyberPatriot – National cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students
- Air Force Association CyberCamps – One-week summer camp that prepares students for CyberPatriot competition
- UH/NSA/NSF GenCyber – One-week summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers
- ISECOM Hacker High School – A collection of cybersecurotu lessons written to the teen audience
- (ISC)2 Safe and Secure Online – Online cybersecurity programs for children, parents and seniors
- CSAW High School Forensics Challenge – A cybersecurity challenge for high school students
- U.S. Cyber Challenge Cyber Quests – A series of fun but challenging on-line competitions allowing participants to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of information security realms.
- National Cyber League – A defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cybersecurity competition.
- SANS CyberStart – A suite of challenges, tools and games designed to introduce young people to the field of cybersecurity.
Hawaii Cybersecurity Collegiate Clubs
Here are the student cybersecurity clubs in our universities and community colleges. These clubs provide a unique opportunity for our students to gain experience beyond the classroom and engage in activities that range from student-led social mixers to national-level cybersecurity competitions.
- UH Manoa – Grey Hats
- UH West Oahu/HCC/KapCC/LCC – Hawaii Advanced Technology Society (HATS)
- UH-Shidler – Information Technology Management Association (ITMA)
Hawaii Cybersecurity Professional Associations
Here are the cybersecurity professional associations that bring our professional cybersecurity community together. These associations provide venues that range from social mixers to workforce development opportunities.
- Air Force Association – CyberCamps
- Air Force Association – CyberPatriot
- Air Force Association – Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative (ESCEI)
- Center for Internet Security – Best Practices
- Center for Internet Security – MS-ISAC Security Primer – Ransomeware
- Center for Internet Security – Ransomware: Facts, Threats, and Countermeasures
- COURSERA – Free Online Computer Security and Networking Courses
- Cyber Security and Information Systems Information Analysis Center – Cybersecurity Awareness
- Department of Homeland Security FedVTE – Free Online Cybersecurity Training For All Government Employees, Federal Contractors, and Veterans
- Department of Homeland Security – Cybersecurity
- Federal Bureau of Investigation – A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety
- (ISC)2 – Safe and Secure Online
- KrebsOnSecurity – In Depth Security News and Investigation
- Maui County – Security Operations Center
- National Institute for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) – Cybersecurity Education, Training, and Workforce Development
- National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) – Cybersecurity
- National Security Agency – Day of Cyber -Experience a Day in the Life of a Cybersecurity Experts
- SANS – CyberAces – Online Information Security Systems Course
- SANS – OUCH! – Security Awareness Newsletter
- State of Hawaii Department of the Attorney General – Hawaii Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
- State of Hawaii Department of the Attorney General Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division – Community and Crime Prevention Branch
- UH – Hawaii Industry Sectors
- UH – Information Security
- UH Honolulu Community College – Cybersecurity Center
- UH Kapiolani Community College – Cybersecurity Center
- UH Maui College – Cybersecurity
- UH West Oahu – Cybersecurity Coordination Center