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The 2020 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge

SANS recently announced their annual Holiday Hack Challenge which is a free Christmas-themed cybersecurity event. Last year, over 17,000 individuals worldwide participated in this free series of festive cybersecurity challenges for all skill levels. Also, as in the past, the KringleCon 3: French Hens! Conference is also offered during this period. Good Luck!   Read…

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SANS Virtual Cybersecurity Summits – FREE for 2021!

SANS Institute, an industry leader in cybersecurity education, training and research, recently announce their Virtual Summits for 2021 will be offered for free. These virtual summits will bring the global cybersecurity community together and provide world-class content, actionable information, and new tools that can be immediately deployed to protect your organization. Registration for the Cyber…

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CompuGirls Hawaii Fall 2020 Program

CompuGirls Hawaii, a program focused on increasing opportunities for girls of color in the fields of Science and Technology,  concluded this inaugural Fall 2020 program this past Saturday, Nov. 21. The Fall cohort, comprising of 49 Hawaii high school girls, was recognized for their achievements during a virtual ceremony by STEM Ambassador Toni Kaui; Noelani…

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Congratulations to the Hawaii 1st Annual Youth CyberTrivia Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Hawaii 1st Annual Youth CyberTrivia Competition that was held virtually on Friday, November 20, 2020. After two grueling rounds of competition using the Kahoot and Jeopardy formats, the Seabury Hall Team Awesome placed first followed by the Waialua Intermediate School Bulldogs in second place, and the Punahou School…

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National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and held during November 9-14, is a week-long celebration to share with the community the may contributions, benefits and innovations occurring in the cybersecurity career field. During this week, many will be sharing about the opportunities available as a cybersecurity professional,…

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SANS CyberStart America – Cybersecurity For High School Students

SANS Institute recently announced its latest and largest community service program, entitled CyberStart America, that will allow up to 100,000 high school students discover the field of cybersecurity. This gamified cybersecurity program, which consists of fun and engaging cybersecurity challenges, will let students explore cybersecurity and qualifying to enter the scholarship round where $2,000,000 in…

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OPM director: Skills-based hiring will be ‘particularly helpful’ for recruiting cyber talent

FedScoop, Oct 23, 2020 – by Billy Mitchell. The Trump administration’s recent order for agencies to evaluate job applicants based on competencies rather than just their level of education will greatly help the federal government in recruiting cybersecurity talent, the head of the Office of Personnel Management said Friday. OPM recently did an analysis and…

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SANS Security Awareness Newsletter: Fake News

From the SANS October Security Awareness Newsletter  by Jason Jordaan. What is Fake News? Generally speaking, fake news is a false narrative that is published and promoted as if it were true. Historically, fake news was usually propaganda put out by those in power to create a certain belief or support a certain position, even…

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Hawaii Celebrates National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – observed every October – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Since its inception under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security external link  and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) external link,…

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NSA – 2020 Codebreaker Challenge

FT. MEADE, Md., Sept. 28, 2020 — Wondering if you have what it takes to solve tough problems like those tackled every day at the National Security Agency (NSA)? Now is your chance to find out. NSA is kicking off its 2020 Codebreaker Challenge, a Computer Network Operations/Crypt themed challenge similar to those that routinely…

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