ICS Students Excel at CyberStart Program

The CyberStart program, which involves a game simulation through which students interested in cybersecurity as a career can learn basic cybersecurity skills and test their cyber aptitude, drew several participants from the ICS Department. The program was a cooperation among the Hawai‘i Departments of Education and Defense, the University of Hawai‘i, the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, and the SANS Institute.

Congratulations to the following ICS students who excelled in the program and received scholarships for further training in cybersecurity (* indicates a top 100 performer):

  • Edward Chang*
  • Tyler Chong*
  • Vincent DiRienzo*
  • Marco Kobayashi*
  • Evan Law*
  • Dylan Nakahodo*
  • Ryan Nakata*
  • Joseph Nasca
  • Sean Takafuji
  • Logan Uyeda*

Students were recognized at a November ceremony at the State Capitol hosted by Governor David Ige and Ms. Tracy Fu from the SANS Institute.

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. A range of individuals from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face.

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