October 2020 Newsletter
Issue 3
October 23, 2020
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!
The healthcare industry relies on internet-connected devices and solutions to improve patient care, organizational efficiency, speed of crisis response, and much more. Telemedicine, digital health records, online medical devices, and an increasing amount of third parties entering the health supply chain has created many benefits. However, it has also exposed the industry to vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can exploit.

In this third week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month we’re focusing on the healthcare industry, exploring the vulnerabilities of internet-connected healthcare devices and what steps users can take to Protect It and do their part and #BeCyberSmart.

As technology continues to evolve, cybercriminals will use more sophisticated techniques to steal your identity, personal information and money in a form of a scam. To protect yourself from online threats, you must know what to look for. Some of the most common internet scams include:

  • COVID-19 Scams These take form of emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent website to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Exercise caution in handling any emails with COVID-19 related subject lines, attachments or hyperlinks and be wary of texts, calls related to COVID-19.
  • Imposter Scams When receiving an email or call from a person claiming to be a government official, family member or friend requesting personal or financial information. For example, an imposter may contact you from the Social Security Administration informing you that your Social Security Number (SSN) has been suspended in hope you will reveal your SSN or pay to have it reactivated.
  • COVID-19 Economic Payment Scams Targeting American’s stimulus payments. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency urges all American to be on the lookout for criminal fraud related to COVID-19 economic impact payments–particularly fraud using coronavirus lures to steal personal and financial information, as well as the economic impact payments themselves–and for adversaries seeking to disrupt payment efforts.

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CompuGirls Hawaii Fall Cohort
The CompuGirls Hawaii's Fall Cohort celebrates the programs focus on diversity and representation, with the largest representative group being Native Hawaiians and a majority of the students having more than one ethnicity. Of the 51 total girls from Oahu, Maui, Lanai and Hawaii Island, majority attend a Hawaii public school and five are from Youth Challenge. This diverse group of girls will spend the next several weeks developing their knowledge of cybersecurity and information technology in hopes they will select these topics as a field of study and career path.
Careers in Intelligence Virtual Career Fair
On Friday, Oct. 16 the University of Hawaiʻi together with its partners, CyberHawaii and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) hosted a virtual career fair, Careers in Intelligence, via Brazen, an online platform.

The 162 registered attendees had the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers RADM Michael Studeman, director for intelligence of USINDOPACOM (J2) and CAPT Kurt Mole, commander of National Security Agency (NSA) Hawaii.

Within the two-hour event, 15 exhibitors completed a total of 392 one-on-chats. Exhibitors include: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), NSA, Integrated Security Technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton, Defense Intelligence Agency/USINDOPACOM, U.S. Coast Guard, Premise Data Corporation, USINDOPACOM J9, Hawaiian Electric Company, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, DataHouse, Hawaii Air National Guard, Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security.
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