2013 Po’oihe Cyber Range Exercise

Building on the success of collegiate level cyber defense competitions and cyber defense exercises with the University of Hawaii, and the Department of Defense, we are producing the Po′oihe Cyber Defense Exercise, with events August 2nd-4th. The exercise is designed to bring practitioners in industry and government together with students to practice cybersecurity event response, mitigation, and strategy. By having practitioners from industry, government, and students from local colleges and universities we are able to foster a diverse team setting that helps promote communication, leadership, and relationships. This is increasingly important as every sector attempts to handle growing cybersecurity threats, the task of reporting events, and determining what resources are available from government agencies for additional help.

With the idea of helping protect local critical infrastructure from cyber threats, teams within the National Guard called “Computer Network Defender or (CND Team)” and Air Guard Hunter Groups have been created. The role of the 21st century minuteman now includes helping defend resources throughout the state for cyber threats through CND and Hunter Teams and they will be working alongside practitioners and infrastructure owners in this event.

By participating in a scenario game environment, participants reinforce practical skills and build relationships with other practitioners in their area. Participants for the Po′oihe Cyber Defense Exercise will be given a scenario of critical infrastructure in a business setting to defend as a “Blue Team” while other professionals from government, industry, and students from Universities Computing and Software Systems will attack the infrastructure as a “Red Team.” The goal of this exercise is to encourage proper Information Assurance and Cybersecurity practices and provide a learning forum for participants.

This will be a great event and we look forward to having your participation!

For more information, go to http://pooihecyberrange.wordpress.com/.  A Ka Leo article on the Cyber Range is available here.

Call for participation: the 2013 “Big Splash” CyberDefense Competition

Volunteers needed for the 2013 Big Splash Cyberdefense competition. The “Big Splash” is designed to bring practitioners in industry and government together with students to practice cybersecurity event response, mitigation, and strategy.

Building on the success of collegiate level cyber defense competitions and cyber defense exercises with the Washington Army National Guard; the University of Hawaii Manoa, the University of Washington Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, UW Bothell CSS, and Nathcorp, are producing the “Big Splash” Cyber Defense Exercise, with events March 7th-10th. The “Big Splash” is designed to bring practitioners in industry and government together with students to practice cybersecurity event response, mitigation, and strategy. By having practitioners from industry, government, and students from local colleges and universities we are able to foster a diverse team setting that helps promote communication, leadership, and relationships. This is increasingly important as every sector attempts to handle growing cybersecurity threats, the task of reporting events, and determining what resources are available from government agencies for additional help.

With the idea of helping protect local critical infrastructure from cyber threats, teams within the National Guard called “Computer Network Defender or (CND Team)” have been created. The role of the 21st century minuteman now includes helping defend resources throughout the state for cyber threats through CND Teams and they will be working alongside practitioners and infrastructure owners in this event. Additional support for local critical infrastructure comes from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation and several other federal agencies. DHS and FBI will be providing training to participants about how they can help respond to cybersecurity threats.

By participating in a scenario game environment, participants reinforce practical skills and build relationships with other practitioners in their area. Participants for the “Big Splash” will be given a scenario of critical infrastructure in a business setting to defend as a “Blue Team” while other professionals from government, industry, and students from University of Washington Bothell Computing and Software Systems will attack the infrastructure as a “Red Team.” The goal of this exercise is to encourage proper Information Assurance and Cybersecurity practices and provide a learning forum for participants.

For more information on how to participate, please see Gerald Lau (glau@hawaii.edu).

More details on the Big Splash are available here.

 
 

Boeing Information Session

Representatives from Boeing Information Systems will be hosting an information system at Marine Sciences Building 114 from 6:00-7:30pm on Tuesday October 9th. Food will be provided

From the Boeing flyer:

Internship and entry-level positions cover a variety of opportunities, which include programming, system analysis, IT project management, and Boeing’s IT rotation program. These positions will support Boeing systems, which enable core functions such as Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Finance, and Human Resources. They also include responsibilities to develop and enhance systems that support Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security. Positions are available in Arlington, Philadelphia, Seattle, Southern California and St. Louis.

Intern Qualifications

To be considered for an internship position, you must apply no later than November 1, 2012. Internships begin May or June 2013 and last approximately 12 weeks. Eligible candidates should be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an Engineering discipline or Computer Science major, scheduled to graduate after August 2012. GPA of 3.0 or better is required.

Information Technology Internship: Req # 12-1016840

Entry-Level Qualifications

To be considered for an entry-level position, you must apply no later than November 1, 2012. Positions begin in January, June, or July 2013. Eligible candidates should be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an Engineering discipline or Computer Science major, scheduled to graduate by no later than June 2013. GPA of 3.0 or better is required.

Information Security Systems Design Specialist: Req # 12-1020591

Systems Engineer: Req # 12-1020452

Java Software Developer: Req # 12-1016064

Information Technology Career Foundation Program (ITCFP): Req # 12-1016841

Aloha Ruby Conference October 8, 2012

We have assembled a great cast of speakers from: AT&T Interactive, LivingSocial, GitHub, Heroku and Google. The conference will be a great opportunity to hear about some of the great new innovations and best practices emerging from the Ruby/Rails community. All knowledge levels are welcome to attend!

Join us for this 2 day event which brings the Ruby and Rails community’s top speakers and talent together with excited attendees.

We have assembled a great cast of speakers from: AT&T Interactive, LivingSocial, GitHub, Heroku and Google.  The conference will be a great opportunity to hear about some of the great new innovations and best practices emerging from the Ruby/Rails community.  All knowledge levels are welcome to attend!

To view the rest of the speaker lineup and purchase tickets, please go to:http://aloharubyconf.com

Note: UH Students can receive a $55 discount from the general price.

Startup Weekend, April 27-29, 2012

No talk, all action. Launch a startup in 54 hours. Startup weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets, primarily software developers, graphic designers, and business people, to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

Startup weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend.  The weekend brings together people with different skillsets, primarily software developers, graphic designers, and business people, to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

Judges:

  • Tim Dick, Startup Capital Ventures
  • Katie Stratton, Google
  • Kevin Hughes, Sprout/InMobi
  • Darius Monsef, ColourLovers
  • Chenoa Farnsworth, Hawaii Angels
  • Dan Leuck, Ikayzo

For more information:  http://honolulu.startupweekend.org/

Wetware Wednesday, May 23 , 2012

WetWare Wednesday is a free networking event open to individuals in the software industry. This is a chance for software professionals to connect, network, discuss projects, review products and collaborate. It is also a networking opportunity for professors and students to connect with industry professionals.

WetWare Wednesday, sponsored by High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), along with partners Box Jelly and Startup Hawaii present a chat on Accelerators in Hawaii. This WetWare Wednesday networking event is free to attend and only open to local software developers* and system engineers.

May’s WetWare Wednesday event will be held at P.F. Chang’s Honolulu.

P.F. Chang’s is located at 1288 Ala Moana (Ground Floor). Parking will be validated.