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Wintered – SANS Holiday Hack Challenge

Wintered is a hand-crafted, holiday-themed information security challenge provided by SANS Institute at no cost to the cybersecurity community.  If you hack, perform digital forensics, work in cyber defense, or just need more whimsical holiday cheer and excitement in your life, then this is for you! This SANS Holiday Hack Challenge has something for everyone –…

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Cyberpatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition

ʻIolani School CyberRaiders CyberPatriot Team Receives Perfect Score for Round One in National Youth Cyber Defense Competition Hawaii’s 106 Middle and High School CyberPatriot teams, along with the rest of the nation’s 5400+ teams, recently completed round one of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition sponsored by the Air Force Association. This national cybersecurity competition,…

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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 2019 cybersecurity calendars and posters. These calendars and posters will be distributed throughout the…

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Uh West Oahu Team Takes Second In National Cyber Security Competition

University of Hawaii – West Oahu: A team of University of Hawaii – West Oahu cyber security students placed first in their bracket in the fall 2017 National Cyber League Season, helping to propel it to an overall second place out of 184 teams nationally. The 10-student team faced off against other teams from across…

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Governor Ige and the Cybersecurity Manager For Hawaii’s Department of Defense Reynold Hioki Named Winners of the Sans Institute’s 2017 Difference Makers Awards

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — SANS Institute today announced Governor Ige and the Cybersecurity Manager for Hawaii’s Department of Defense Reynold Hioki have been named among the winners of the 2017 SANS Difference Makers Award. The Difference Maker Awards were created to honor the unsung heroes in cyber security whose innovation, skill, and…

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Vulnerability Found in Mac OS

Earlier this week a vulnerability was discovered in the MacOS High Sierra, the operating system used by MacOS 10.13.1 or higher versions. The vulnerability which was first disclosed by a Turkish software developer Lemi Ergin through a tweet rather than following the more common procedure when researchers discover software vulnerabilities of contacting the software company…

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UHWO Cyber Team Places Third in National Competition

Despite facing a few logistical challenges, a cyber security team from the University of Hawaii placed third in a national competition behind the prestigious U.S. Military Academy in West Point and the University of Central Florida. Symantec, a leading U.S. cybersecurity company, hosted the October Higher Ed Cybersecurity competition on Oct. 19-20. The competition put…

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Hawaii Registers Record 106 Cyberpatriot Teams for Season X

Hawaii doubled its number of middle and high school CyberPatriot competition teams registering a record 106 teams for the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition Season X sponsored by the Air Force Association. Competition started the first week of November and goes through April 2017. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region,…

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“Catch Me If You Can” Con Man Frank Abagnale Community Cyber Safety Presentation

Frank Abagnale, who the movie “Catch Me If You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio was based on, presented his incredible yet criminal life as a young teenager to a standing-room only audience on October 18 at the Japanese Cultural Center. During this period, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, masqueraded as a pediatrician, passed the…

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CyberHawaii Launches In Tandem With Hawaii Cyber Security Awareness Month

On Oct. 4th and 5th, about 275 people gathered to learn and talk about cybersecurity, astronomy and space exploration. In its third year, the Future Focus Conference, hosted by the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Business Roundtable, brought together a wide range of leaders – government, military, business, educators, researchers and innovators – from Hawaii,…

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