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State Issues Warning About Investment Schemes Circulating on Social Media

HONOLULU — The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner is warning the public about investment schemes that are circulating on popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Amidst ongoing stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many turn to social media to stay connected.  While…

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​​​​​AFA CyberPatriot Releases: Ben the Cyber Defender

The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program recent released their second book of their Cyber Education Literature Series entitled, “Ben the Cyber Defender.” Ben is a typical kid with a not-so-typical passion for cybersecurity and helping others. His skills are put to the test when his cousin, Ethan, accidentally releases a virus that is set to…

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FTC: Online security tips for working from home

(FTC, Lisa Weintraub Schifferle). Teleworking during the Coronavirus outbreak? While working from home can help slow the spread of the virus, it brings new challenges: juggling work while kids are home from school; learning new software and conferencing programs; and managing paper files at home. As you’re getting your work-at-home systems set up, here are…

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Webcast – Building a Cyber Workforce Through Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship

Learn how tech companies like IBM are leveraging modern day apprenticeship programs to build a 21st century cyber workforce. During this webcast on March 26, Jennifer Oddo, New Collar Apprenticeship Initiatives, IBM, will discuss competency-based apprenticeships, share success stories from the field, and provide actionable strategies that you can take to fill critical in-demand skills…

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2020 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) – Travel Stipend Available for Students

Post details still being worked—do not publish. As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, Hawaii college students can attend the 2020 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) and Job Fair for free and receive a travel stipend. 3CS is the only national academic conference focused on cybersecurity education at community colleges. The outcomes…

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Windward Community College – Free CyberPatriot CyberCamp For High School Students

Windward Community College is offering two free summer CyberPatriot CyberCamps, Standard and Advanced, for high school students during July 20-24.  These camps provide the prerequisite skills and knowledge that prepare students to compete in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition during the school year.  The Standard camp is for students new to cybersecurity while…

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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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