Global Weekly Executive Summary, 13 April 2018

State of Hawaii Targeted in Iranian Data Theft The U.S. Department of Justice’s recent indictment of nine Iranians accused of conducting cyberattacks contained a list of targeted organizations that included the State of Hawaii. This announcement coincided with “unusual activity” noted in dozens of State Continue Reading

Trouble in Paradise: Hawaii Emergency Mismanagement

On Saturday January 13, 2018, people in the Hawaiian islands found themselves in the midst of a large-scale panic when an emergency alert for a ballistic missile attack was broadcasted statewide.  An official all clear message was issued 38 minutes later to both residents and Continue Reading

Postcard from Shakacon 2017

350 Cybersecurity workers, administrators, students, and enthusiasts met at the Prince Waikiki Hotel on July 12-13, 2017 for Shakacon IX. Shakacon is billed as Hawaii’s only Call for Paper based IT security conference. Highlights: Destructive Malware– When Money isn’t a Motive, a talk on Shamoon and Continue Reading

Trump Waikiki Hotel Data Breach

The credit card information of some Trump Waikiki Hotel customers was exposed after a breach of hospitality reservations booking service Sabre SynXis Central Reservations. Sabre is used by Trump International, Four Seasons, Hard Rock, Loews, and is used to manage bookings at thousands of other Continue Reading