Chapter Programs (2021)
CyberPatriot CyberCamps – The State of Hawaii, in partnership with (ISC)² Hawaii and other local tech organizations, hosted summer CyberCamps with camps held on Hawaii Island, Maui and Oahu. This free program taught middle and high school students the basic skills needed to administer Windows and Ubuntu Linux systems and prepare them to successfully participate in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition during the school year. During this summer, there were 22 camps held statewide providing cybersecurity training to almost 300 students statewide!
Susannah Wesley Community Center Section 8 Sign Up Support – The Chapter again partnered with the Susannah Wesley Community Center and Hawaiian Hope to support their Section 8 Sign Up, during June 14-18, for disadvantaged community members to pre-apply for housing vouchers to receive a place to live. Hawaiian Hope provided the IT hardware and (ISC)2 Hawaii provided the technical expertise to network 20 laptops, 20 monitors and several printers while complying with mandated social distancing guidelines. This highly successful event assisted over 300 disadvantaged community members and resulted in an unsolicited donation of $30,000 to further Susannah Wesley’s mission to support our community.
Completed Programs (2020)
(ISC)2 Hawaii Chapter Speakers Bureau – The Chapter stood up a speakers bureau in 2017 and currently has a membership of over 60 volunteers. The bureau provides cyber safety awareness (e.g., Safe and Secure Online) and education programs (e.g., CyberGenerations) to community organizations and has provided over 40 presentations statewide. Please email [email protected] if interested in becoming a Speakers Bureau member.
(ISC)2 Hawaii Chapter Study Group – (ISC)2 Hawaii Chapter Study Group – The Chapter hosts a study group that provides support and guidance to community members aspiring to earn their Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification. This group is led by one of our student members currently scheduled to take the exam in June 2020. The group meets on Saturday evenings from 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM on a weekly basis. Please email [email protected] if interested in joining this study group”
CyberPatriot CyberCamps – This summer program is designed to teach beginner students the basics of securing networks and hardening computers systems during a one week class that meets four hours a day. Middle and high school students are encouraged to attend these classes which prepare them to successfully participate in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Read More. See the Pictures.
Completed Programs (2019)
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Community Engagement – In partnership with the State Department of Defense, Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS), and other community IT/cyber organizations, our chapter hosted several cyber safety programs for community members during last year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. These programs were provided where our community gathered and was no-cost to participate. The three programs provivded were:
• Community Cyber Safety Presentations: one-hour presentation provided a basic cyber safety overview at our public libraries and other community centers. This program covered malware protection, passwords, online shopping/banking, scams, social media, safe email/internet habits, and other topics that enabled attendees to be safer and more secure when connected. This program included both a presentation followed by an informative question and answer session. Certified professional received five CPEs for each of the first two presentations provided—10 CPEs total!
• CyberGenerations Cyber Safety Workshops for Kupuna: this workshop consisted of five one-hour sessions that cover the same topics as the basic one-hour Community Cyber Safety program but included a deeper discussion of each topic. This workshop was offered either as a one-day workshop or spans over multiple days depending on the hosting organization. Most offerings included either a simple meal (one-day) or light refreshments (multiple days).
• Cyber Central Shopping Mall Information Booths: this program provided information and activities that promoted cyber safety for our community members at shopping malls and other community centers statewide. Informational handouts and flyers from federal, state and community cybersecurity organizations were offerred. The Hawaii Cypher Challenge and other fun and informative hands-on activities were offered along with the Cyber Safety spinning wheel where each participant was a winner.
Hawaii CyberPatriot Invitational – The State Department of Defense, in partnership with AFCEA Hawaii, Sacred Hearts Academy, Validity and our chapter hosted the 1st Annual Hawaii CyberPatriot Invitational (CPI) on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Sacred Hearts Academy. This event brought together Hawaii’s middle and high school CyberPatriot community to engage in a challenging Capture-the-Flag (CTF) cybersecurity competition. The morning started off with the Punahou JROTC Color Guard presenting the Colors during the Welcoming Ceremony where Brig Gen Bernard Skoch (USAF, retired), the National Commissioner for CyberPatriot (CP), gave the keynote speech addressing the importance of cybersecurity in our society today. The Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competition that followed included over 20 teams from 15 middle and high schools including Seabury Hall from Maui. The CTF presented numerous cyber problems that ranged from simple to complex so that students at every experience level were challenged throughout the event. In addition to the CTF, breakout sessions for CP coaches, mentors, and enthusiasts were also held to collectively discuss Hawaii’s CP program issues and opportunities for improvement. Validity, who ran the CTF, also held basic and advanced cybersecurity training classes during the day for all attendees. Following the events of the day, a social mixer was held in honor of Gen Skoch who flew in from the CyberPatriot program office in Arlington, VA. During the mixer, coaches, mentors and students networked and discussed the upcoming CyberPatriot Season XII which kicks off in November. As part of the CTF competition, awards were presented to the top performing teams. Here are the winners:
State Champions – Seabury Hall
All Service Division – Punahou School
Open Division – Mid-Pacific Institute
Middle School Division – Waialua High and Intermediate School
Novice Division – A Consortium of Students from MBTA, Kalani HS and Waipahu HS
The 2nd Annual Hawaii CyberPatriot Invitational has been tentatively scheduled for the Fall of 2020. Please email [email protected] interested in helping with next year’s event.
Susannah Wesley CyberSuccess! – CyberSuccess! provides basic IT/cybersecurity training for elementary school students to prepare them to successfully participate in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cybersecurity Defense Competition in middle and high school. This program consists of four modules and generally has a class size of eight students. Cohort I recently completed module one in December 2018. Modules II-IV will be completed by this summer. Please email [email protected] if interested in CyberSuccess!.
CyberPatriot CyberCamps – This summer program is designed to teach beginner students the basics of securing networks and hardening computers systems during a four hour a day week class. Middle and high school students are encouraged to attend these classes which prepare them to successfully participate in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cybersecurity Defense Competition. Read more.
GirlsGoCyberStart – this competition consists of a suite of challenges, tools and games designed to introduce young women in high school to the field of cybersecurity. Hawaii’s high school and college students participated in both programs in 2017 and 2018 and performed extremely well compared to their peers from other states. Read more.
Hacker Highschool Class – This class consists of a set of hands-on, e-book lessons designed specifically for teens to learn cyber security and critical Internet skills. These are lessons that challenge teens to be resourceful and creative and cover topics like safe Internet use, web privacy, online research techniques, network security, and even dealing with cyber-bullies. Hacker Highschool was initially taught in Hawaii at Mililani High School during the summer of 2018 with plans to continue to offer this program in summer 2019. Please email [email protected] if interested in Hacker Highschool. Read more.
Mililani Middle School STEM Fair
Boy Scouts Onizuka Day of Exploration
Kapiolani Community College STEM Fair
Completed Programs (2018)
National Cyber League Scholarship Program – This program provides scholarships to Hawaii’s high school students student that engaged in the National Cyber League spring 2018 regular/post-season competition. These scholarships introduced our students to a national-level competition complementary to the many program already available. This programs was a partnership with the AFCEA Hawaii Education Foundation.
CyberPatriot CyberCamps – The Chapter directly supported the 2018 Hawaii CyberCamp program that provided initial IT/cyber training to middle and high school students statewide in the basics of Windows, Ubuntu (Linux) and networking. This summer program is designed specifically to prepare students to successfully participate in the Air Force Association CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Over 250 students participated in this program in 2018.
Hawaii Cybersecurity Awareness Month – The Chapter’s Speakers Bureau members supported Hawaii’s community and provided over 20 (ISC)2 Safe and Secure Online cyber safety presentations statewide during October which was proclaimed as “Hawaii Cybersecurity Awareness Month” by Governor David Y. Ige.
CISSP Study Group – The Chapter continues to host a Certified Information Systems Security Certification (CISSP) study group for individuals aspiring to earn their CISSP certification. Study groups are facilitated by CISSP-certified Chapter professionals and meet on a monthly basis.
Susannah Wesley Community Center CyberSuccess! – CyberSuccess! provides basic IT/cybersecurity training for elementary school students to prepare them to successfully participate in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cybersecurity Defense Competition in middle and high school. This program consists of four modules and generally has a class size of eight students. Cohort I recently completed module I in December 2018.