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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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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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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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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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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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Afterschool Programs Present Opportunities to Grow the Cybersecurity Workforce

NICE Program Office.  Each day, over 10 million children participate in afterschool programs (sometimes called Out-of-School Time). Quality afterschool and summer programs across the U.S. offer community-driven, expanded learning opportunities that support developmentally appropriate cognitive, social, physical, and emotional outcomes. Afterschool programs can run directly after school, during evenings, weekends, summer vacations, or holidays. The…

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Congratulations to the GirlsGoCyberStart Winners!

The GirlsGoCyberStart Recognition Ceremony was held in the Governor’s Ceremonial Room on April 6 to recognize the young women in high school that successfully competed in this national cybersecurity competition.  After six days of grueling cybersecurity puzzles and advanced challenges, the Kalani High School’s Idalings placed first in Hawaii and tenth nationally of 2,700 teams…

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