Information Security in Hawaii
The State of Hawaii is a highly advanced digital economy, representing a prime target for cyber-attacks and malicious actors.
To ensure the security of its citizens and citizen information, Hawaii has stepped up its efforts to develop and protect its digital infrastructure. Hawaii is a participant in the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS), a United States Department of Homeland Security initiative to promote careers in cybersecurity. The Hawaii National Guard 95th Cyber Protection Squadron is based in Honolulu and provides a range of cybersecurity services and preventive measures.
Hawaii has also been at the forefront when it comes to the development of regulations for data privacy protection. The State of Hawaii recently passed the country’s first comprehensive data privacy law, designed to help protect individuals’ data and information from potential online breaches. The law mirrors other national data privacy laws such as the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation.
The State of Hawaii also has a variety of information security initiatives such as the Hawaii State Cyber Resilience Initiative and the Hawaii Connected Governments e-citizen initiative. These initiatives are designed to strengthen digital security measures and provide citizens with the tools necessary to protect themselves online.
Cybersecurity Conferences in Hawaii
The Hawaii Association of Law Enforcement Executives (HAOLE) holds an annual conference on cyber security in Hawaii. The conference brings together law enforcement officials, industry leaders, and educators to discuss cyber threats and best practices. The conference is held in Honolulu and provides an opportunity to share and discuss cutting-edge cybersecurity topics with other professionals.
Additionally, the Hawaii Cyber Security Alliance (HICSA) holds regular public events such as hackathons, meetups, and trainings. These events are designed to help raise awareness, share best practices, and provide resources for individuals and organizations alike to increase their digital security.
Cyber Security Hawaii is Hawaii’s preeminent information security organization that hosts numerous industry-leading conferences, workshops, and seminars throughout the year, including the popular Cyber Security Conference Hawaii event. Through these forums, participants from varying backgrounds can share and discuss ideas and solutions related to cybersecurity.