UH offers workshop as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National campaign encourages people to participate in "Our Shared Responsibility"

University of Hawaiʻi
Jodi Ito, (808) 956-2400
Information Technology Security Officer, Office of the VP for Information Technology
Posted: Oct 16, 2009

This month the University of Hawai‘i in partnership with Infragard Hawai‘i, will host a one-hour presentation on Wednesday, October 20, 2009, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the UH Mānoa Art Auditorium. The presentation titled “Cyber Safety for Everyone” will be given by Chris Duque, retired HPD Detective; Arnold Laanui Jr., special agent with the FBI Honolulu Division; and Jodi Ito, UH information security officer. The session is a part of activities being organized Nationwide in support of the 6th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month themed “Our Shared Responsibility”.
“As an academic institution, it is a priority to educate and build awareness that will help protect UH students, faculty, staff, as well as the public from cyber security threats,” said Ito. “We strive to create a safe online environment on a daily basis here at the university, but the Internet is global so the benefits are only fully realized when people put safe computing techniques into practice themselves.”
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a campaign of The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
"This year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month will continue to focus on the simple message that all Americans share the responsibility for protecting the computers and networks they use," said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the NCSA. "Employing software tools and safe online behavior allows consumers, businesses and children to use the Internet with confidence and reap the benefits of participation in a digital society. As we raise consciousness about Internet security in October, we must remember cyber security requires vigilance 365 days a year."
The University of Hawai‘i System is one of 10 universities selected to partner in this year’s awareness campaign as a positive example of proactive success for national cyber security. A full calendar of NCSAM activities can be found at: www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam
For more information on cyber safety and the university’s events please visit http://www.hawaii.edu/cybersecurity or contact Jodi Ito at 956-2400.