Welcome to the University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu Cyber Security Coordination Center

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The purpose of the UHWO Cyber Security Coordination Center (CSCC) is to provide students with an opportunity to work in a cyber operations center and coordinate cyber defense information with local and regional partners. This center provides students with experience and education as network defense subject matter experts in order to prepare them for future employment in industry or the DoD. This center also supports information security needs in the community and region by acting as a resource to learn about modern cyber conflicts, emerging threats, and the latest development in information security. 


UH Grad Encourages Best and Brightest to Compete for Innovative Internship Program

"Students interested in spending the summer working on technology innovations that make a difference will be inspired by University of Hawaiʻi graduate Bryan Tanaka, who spent his summer of 2017 as an intern for Booz Allen Hamilton, a business management consulting firm."

"Tanaka graduated from Honolulu Community College in 2016 with an associate degree in computing, electronics and networking technology and finished at UH West Oʻahu in 2017 with a bachelor degree focused on applied science in information security and assurance. “Shout-out to both programs for providing such a great education!” said Tanaka."

Read the full University of Hawaii News article.

Recent Publication by Assistant Professor, Michael Miranda

Information Security & Assurance faculty member, Michael Miranda, published the article  "Enhancing Cybersecurity Awareness Training: A Comprehensive Phishing Exercise Approach" in International Management Review (ISSN 1551-6849, Vol. 14, No. 2 2018), in October 2018 (pdf).

UH West Oʻahu graduate Giardina receives NextGen Scholarship 

"Jack Giardina, a recent UH West Oʻahu graduate in Information Security and Assurance, is one of four scholarship recipients of CrowdStrike Foundationʻs NextGen Scholarship awards for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Giardina, who will use the scholarship as a graduate student at Virginia Tech University, was selected for the scholarship created to support development of the next generation of talent and leadership in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The $5,000 scholarships were the first granted by the CrowdStrike Foundation, which was established by CrowdStrike Inc., a leading company in cloud-delivered endpoint protection."

Congratulations, Jack!  Read the full W Kamakani Hou article



UH West Oʻahu/Honolulu CC alums, student, capture national cyber championship

"For the second time in three years a team from UH West Oʻahu and Honolulu Community College students and recent graduates has won the National Cyber League competition, considered to be the country’s leading collegiate educational cybersecurity challenge." Read more in the E Kamakani Hou article.

Congratulations Spring 2018 Graduates!

UH West Oahu Assistant Professor, Michael Miranda, will be giving a talk at the Annual Pacific Telecommunications Council Event [PTC'18] on January 23, 2018, discussing cybersecurity, privacy, telecom, law, business, and Hawaii.

Congratulations to the UHWO-HATS team for winning 1st place in the National Cyber League Competition gold bracket and ranking 2nd nationally.

Congratulations to the UHWO-Pueo team for placing 12th in the silver bracket and 25th nationally.

University of Hawaii News article

Edscoop article

E Kamakani Hou article

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

"October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity." (Department of Homeland Security)

Check out these sites for themes and online safety tips and checkout our Events page for local cybersecurity events.

DHS - https://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month

US-CERT - https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/10/01/October-National-Cybersecurity-Awareness-Month

UH Hawaii ITS - http://www.hawaii.edu/infosec/ncsam/

UHWOʻs HATS team competes in Hawaiʻi Annual Code Challenge 

Hawaii state Land Use Commission has an easier-to-use website, thanks to work by a team consisting of primarily UH West Oʻahu cybersecurity and computer networking students competing in the 2017 Hawaiʻi Annual Code Challenge. Read more in the E Kamakani Hou article.

Two UH West Oʻahu teams find success at the National Cyber League competition

Out of 149 teams competing across the nation, UHWO teams finished third and 11th overall in the 2017 National Cyber League Spring Season competition. Read more in the E Kamakani Hou article.

UHWO Information Security and Assurance instructor Michael Miranda writes about the importance of security updates in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Software updates are vital, as global cyberattack proves

ThinkTech Hawaii is trying to raise public awareness of Cybersecurity and has interviewed Dr. Matthew Chapman[View video here].

Go Kapolei Magazine Highlight UH West Oahu Cybersecurity Programs, Spring 2017 [Go Kapolei Article p. 52].

National Champions! UH West Oʻahu Team wins National Cyber League National Championship in overall and gold brackets [Read More].

Hawaii Business has published an article regarding Cybersecurity in Hawaii, the Cyber Security Coordination Center and UH West Oahu are highlighted in the article. [Read More]

UHWO Information Security and Assurance instructor Michael Miranda has written a series of articles about cybersecurity in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Tech View section in recent weeks. [Cybersecurity headlined tech news in 2016][Government playing a role in adoption of cybersecurity].

The Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Partnership (APTEP) has published an article featuring UH West Oahu and the Cyber Workforce Development and Cyber Security Coordinating Center (CSCC) Sustainment project.[Read more].

UHWO Shows Excellence in Cybersecurity Education; West Oahu Voice, Midweek Publications, June 22nd, 2016 [Read more].

NSA and Department of Homeland Security designate UH West O'ahu as center of academic excellence; May, 2016 [Read more].

Honolulu Community College and UH West Oʻahu Cyber Team Place Second in 2016 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition [Article on Hawaii News Now][UH News Release].

Dr. Matthew A. Chapman publishes article, "Facilitating Regional Cybersecurity Workforce Development" in the April, 2016 issue of the International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology.

UH West Oʻahu Information Security and Assurance degree highlighted in the April 2016 issue of Signal: AFCEA's International Journal, "Military, Government Focus on Statewide Cyber Education," [Read more].

UH West Oʻahu Information Security and Assurance senior Justin Lane featured on radio commercials on [listen] [Read more]:

iHeartMedia (Island 98.5, Star 101.9, Evolution 99.1, 93.9 Jamz)

Summit Media (Power 104.3, KCCN FM 100, Krater 96.3, Hawaiian KINE)

Ohana Broadast Co. (102.7 Da Bomb, 93.1 Paina, Alt 105.9)

UH West Oʻahu Information Security and Assurance faculty participate in AFCEA conference: Faculty from UH West Oʻahu’s bachelor of applied science in information security and assurance program led a panel discussion concerning planning for malicious cyber activity at the 30th Annual TechNet Asia-Pacific conference. [Read more]

A Strategic Perspective to Planning for Cyber Attacks; UH West Oʻahu Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Security Dr. Matthew Chapman recently published “Planning for Malicious Activity on Communication Networks,” in the September 2015 issue of the International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology about planning for the eventual reality of cyber attacks. [Read more]