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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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Cyber FastTrack – Collegiate Cybersecurity Competition w/ Scholarships

Cyber FastTrack is a free online cybersecurity competition for college students and graduates designed by world-leaders in cybersecurity! Through online challenges, quizzes, exams, and tutorials, students will learn disciplines such as: Forensics, Intrusion detection, Security operations, System and network penetration testing, and Application penetration testing. To play Cyber FastTrack: Sign up HERE and complete Cyber…

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2019 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) – Travel Stipend Available for Students

As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, college students can attend the 2019 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) Job Fair and Career Exploration and the Summit for free, and receive a travel allowance. The Job Fair takes place on the afternoon of July 30, 2019 at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC); an…

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Hacker Highschool 2.0

Hacker Highschool is coming to Hawaii for another two free classes this summer.  The first class will be held at Mililani High School June 3-7 and second will be held at Leilehua High School June 10-14. Hacker Highschool provides advanced cybersecurity training and will cover topics to include malware reverse engineering, attack analysis, email security,…

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Cybersecurity Talent Initiative – Up to $75,000 in Student Load Assistance!

The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative is the first-of-its-kind public-private partnership aimed at recruiting and training a world-class cybersecurity workforce. The program is a selective opportunity for students in cybersecurity-related fields to gain vital public and private sector work experience and even receive up to $75,000 in student loan assistance.  Applications for this program are being accepted…

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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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UPDATE – U.S. Cyber Challenge’s Cyber Quests Competition and Cyber Camps

UPDATE: AFCEA and (ISC)2 Hawaii Chapters have teamed together to host a US Cyber Challenge Cyber Camp on Oahu.  While details are still being worked, Hawaii’s Cyber Camp will be held during August 2019. .  Cyber Camp updates will be posted to this website when received.  Additionally, the CyberQuest Quiz, originally scheduled to end today…

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Hawaii’s Summer Youth Cybersecurity Programs

As summer is just around the corner, parents are scurrying to get their kids enrolled in meaningful yet affordable summer programs. As the importance of cybersecurity continues to grow, one smart option is to sign them up for one or more of the weeklong cybersecurity programs being offered this summer for middle and high school…

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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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CyberPatriot Competition State Awards Announced

The Air Force Association CyberPatriot program office recently announce the results for this year’s Season XI National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.  Winners for the State Awards for Hawaii are: Open Division 1st – Mililani High School 2nd – Kamehameha Schools 3rd – Sacred Hearts Academy All Service Division 1st – Leilehua High School 2nd –…

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