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Windward Community College – Free Certificate of Competence in Information Security

‘Ao Kahi is a Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education project that covers Windward Community College student tuition to complete the Certificate of Competence in Information Security, a paid 40-hour internship, and many opportunities. This certification includes the following four courses in Information Security: ICS 171 – Introduction to Computer Security (3 credits) ICS 184…

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention is closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by a new coronoa virus, named COVID-19.  COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, in China’s Hubei province which continues to expand acccording to the CDC’s website. For the best source of authoritive information on COVID-19, please…

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CISA’s Cyber Essentials

(Department of Homeland Security).  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Essentials program is a guide for leaders of small businesses as well as leaders of small and local government agencies to develop an actionable understanding of where to start implementing organizational cybersecurity practices. Consistent with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and other standards, the Cyber…

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Join DHS Cybersecurity

(Department of Homeland Security). As technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated, the demand for an experienced and qualified workforce to protect our Nation’s networks and information systems has never been higher. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is currently recruiting cybersecurity professionals with the following skill sets: Cyber Incident Response Cyber Risk and Strategic Analysis Vulnerability…

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George Washington University CyberCorps: Scholarships For Service

(The George Washington University).  Each fall, approximately a dozen students pursue their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees with federal funding from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. These grants are part of GW’s Partnership in Securing Cyberspace through Education and Service (PISCES) program. Government funding provides full scholarships (tuition, books, stipend,…

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SANS Holiday Hack Challenge 2019 – KringleCon 2: Turtle Doves

(SANS) SANS Institute is hosting a no-cost cybersecurity challenge called KringleCon 2: Turtle Doves! The stage is set below for this season’s challenge: “Over the past four years during the SANS #HolidayHack challenge, vicious holiday super villains have conspired to destroy the entire holiday season and the North Pole itself. Santa has just declared, “Enough…

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FTC – What to Ask Before Buying Internet-connected Toys

FTC (ftc.gov) – What’s on your holiday wish list? Perhaps a smart speaker for your kids’ bedroom, or a cuddly cool internet-connected smart toy to help them learn? Before you give one of these connected toys, read this handy list of questions. They can help you know what to look out for with an internet-connected…

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Onward 2 Opportunity (O2O) for Veterans

Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is a career skills program that provides civilian career training, professional certifications and employment services support to transitioning service members, members of the Reserves or National Guard, veterans, and military spouses. O2O combines industry-validated curricula, strong partnerships with leading veteran service organizations and private sector companies, and comprehensive career coaching services to…

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National – Cybersecurity Scholarship Opportunities

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (iamcybersafe.org), the charitable foundation of (ISC)², offers a variety of cybersecurity scholarship for community members.  Following are available scholarships and current status as of this posting: (ISC)² Women’s Scholarship – NOW OPEN (Closes February 17, 2020) KNOWBE4 Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarship – CLOSED (reopening projected Spring/Summ 2020) Undergraduate Scholarship…

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Girls Go CyberStart 2020 – Cybersecurity Competition For High School Girls

Do you like solving puzzles?  Are you curious about cybersecurity? Do you like winning cool prizes?  ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SAVING THE WORLD? Hawaii’s young women in high school are encourage to participate in a fun and interactive series of cybersecurity challenges called Girls Go CyberStart.  This innovative program, developed by SANS Institute, will introduce…

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