Cyber Hui to Celebrate Security-Savvy Students


Next Saturday, the Cyber Hui is hosting its Cyber Hui Celebration at The Box Jelly in Kakaako, presenting trophies to the to three teams from the Kukui Cup cyber security scrimmage (not to be confused with the other Kukui Cup competition). As a virtual competition, the school whose computer systems were targeted in the exercise was the infamous Kukui High School.

Cyber Hui is a community of cyber security pros dedicated to sharing skills and knowledge with high school and college students. Their goal is to inspire local students to become the next generation of cyber security professionals.

In addition to recognize the Kukui Cup winners, the Saturday celebration will offer an opportunity to recap the last CyberPatriot competition and prepare for the next. CyberPatriot, created by the Air Force Association, is “the premier national high school cyber defense competition.”

And, of course, there are prizes. Middle and high school student participants are eligible to win a Raspberry Pi and Shakacon tickets.

For those unable to attend in person, the Cyber Hui celebration will also be streamed live online.

The Kukui Cup cyber security scrimmage included seven high schools, with the students playing the part of the Kukui High IT staff. They were responsible for finding and securing vulnerabilities on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 operating systems, as well as competed in 10 time-based challenges.

The top three teams were Iolani High School, Sacred Hearts Academy, and Mililani High School.

It was an all-volunteer event coordinated by Michael Herr, Jake Ross, Scott Atta, and Jason Yeo with support from the Hawaii state Department of Education, Air Force Association, AFCEA, and Referentia.

1 Response

  1. June 3, 2015

    […] making security skills a hot commodity. And I’ve written before about local programs like CyberHui, CyberPatriot, and GenCyber, all focused on inspiring the next generation of geeks to make security […]

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