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David Graham and Jim Manico are the heads (or Big Kahuna) of OWASP in the islands. OWASP Foundation is a professional association of global members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently and guided by the Chapter Leader Handbook.
ISSA is host to the annual Discover Security Conference. ISSA Hawaii is composed of an elite group of information security professionals devoted to providing educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge skills and growth of its members. Our goal is to promote management practices that ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of organizational resources.
This group which started in 1982 holds seminars and monthly luncheons. The aim of the Chapter is to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conducts regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the area.
InfraGard is a a public-private partnership that aims to secure the nation’s infrastructure. InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, Hawaii and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.
Founded in 1956, this chapter has around 60 members already. Since 1951, the Association of Information Technology Professionals has been a continuing resource to the IT professional for quality professional and self development, technology and industry trends, social networking and establishing lifelong friendships. Serving the IT industry as a national organization and through our local chapters, AITP remains committed to delivering to its members the education, recognition, and credibility that will give them the competitive edge needed to succeed.
Community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects. TechHui is a social network for scientists, techies, tech entrepreneurs, and new media enthusiasts in Hawaii. People outside Hawaii interested in Hawaiian tech ventures are also welcome.
This group though looks pretty active with lots of posts on their blog. Maui Makers values individual initiative and individual style. We are radically inclusive and open to all. You don’t need any special skills (although we bet you have some) to join, just enthusiasm and a desire to actively participate in this grand experiment to reinvent your world.
Shakacon is Hawaii’s only Call for Paper based IT security conference. Shakacon is recognized as Hawaii’s premier information security centric conference with speakers and attendees from around the globe. Hakacon attracts Hawaii’s top security professionals and executives, and our audience consists of CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, IT Managers, Network Engineers, Security Managers, IT Auditors, and various IT professionals.Shakacon is a unique and intimate security conference where industry, government, academia, and independent experts gather together to share knowledge and experiences in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Shakacon will offer local, national, and international participants a casual and social learning environment designed to present a “holistic” security view, as well as the opportunity to network with peers and fellow enthusiasts in a relaxed setting.