Cyber Security Awareness Month in Hawaii
On Oct. 10, 2016, Gov. David Y. Ige proclaimed October 2016 Cyber Security Awareness Month in Hawaii, highlighting the state’s vital role in identifying, protecting its citizens from, and responding to cyber threats that may have significant impact to individual and collective security and privacy.
“We have made great strides in recent years in securing the state government network and expanding our state employee-led cyber security program. However, cyber security remains a shared responsibility in which every citizen has a critical role to play. Awareness of computer security essentials will improve the security of cyberspace for all of us.”
— Todd Nacapuy, Chief Information Officer, State of Hawaii
Throughout the month, the Office of Enterprise Technology Services provided weekly cyber security tips that are a good idea year-round. Link to each of the cyber tips below:
|Why Strong, Unique Passwords Matter
|Phishing Emails and You
|Cyber Tips for Students
About Cyber Security Awareness Month
Hawaii’s observance coincides with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, recognized by President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, and the National Cyber Security Alliance. In addition, the annual national cybersecurity public awareness campaign “Stop.Think.Connect.” is implemented through a coalition of private companies, nonprofit and government organizations, as well as academic institutions working together to increase the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.
More information and resources for educating citizens on cyber issues and implementing sound cybersecurity practices are available at the following websites:
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security – www.dhs.gov/cyber
- Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center – msisac.cisecurity.org
- National Association of State Chief Information Officers – nascio.org
- National Cyber Security Alliance – StaySafeOnline.org
- Think.Connect. Campaign – www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect and www.stopthinkconnect.org