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Maui Students Focused on Cyberattacks

KAHULUI — Do not click to win a $1,000 Amazon gift card. Do not spin the wheel that just popped up onscreen. And definitely do not use the word “password” as a password. “Especially in today’s society, there are so many ways that we can experience the downsides of lack of security in the cyber…

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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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Hawaii’s Public Libraries will host Cyber Security Awareness Programs

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Public Library System, in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Defense Office of Homeland Security and the International Security Consortium (ISC)2 Hawaii Chapter, will be offering “Safe and Secure: Protect Yourself on the Internet” cyber safety awareness programs at various public libraries throughout the month of October. Cyber security professionals…

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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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Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2019

Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A PROCLAMATION During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we recognize that protecting cyberspace is essential to our national security and economic stability. We also underscore the responsibility individuals have to secure and safeguard their personal devices, technology, and networks…

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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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FBI – Safe Online Surfing Challenge

FBI (fbi.org) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched the Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Challenge, encouraging educators to promote web literacy and safety for students during the 2019-20 school year. FBI developed the program to educate children on how to navigate the web securely using activities that correspond with specific grade levels. Public,…

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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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Equifax Data Breach Settlement: How to Claim Your Benefits

Federal Trade Commission (FTC.gov). Earlier this week, we told you that roughly half the people in the country can get benefits under a settlement that the FTC and others reached with Equifax. Now, you can now find out if you were affected by the September 2017 breach and make your claim for benefits. Start at…

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Microsoft Opens Latest IT Academy at Schofield Barracks

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii — Transitioning service members and veterans living in Hawaii now have the opportunity to apply for an 18-week academy that could land them a career in the technology industry. Microsoft Military Affairs officially opened its Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA), here, July 10. The academy provides critical career skills in Information…

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