Did you know that thirty-eight percent of mobile users have experienced mobile cyber crime in 2014?  As we continue to embrace the conveniences of connecting to the Internet on the go, it’s important to protect your information on all of your electronic devices.

 

Being more aware of cybersecurity risks and taking a few simple steps can make a big difference in our overall online safety. That’s why Honolulu Community College has joined the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign. Stop.Think.Connect. is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.

 

Cyberspace touches nearly every part of our daily lives. It includes the broadband networks beneath us and the wireless signals around us, the local networks in our schools and hospitals and businesses, and the massive grids that power our Nation.

 

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In our professional and personal lives, as well as in our communities, we depend on the Internet and its vast system of networks to perform daily functions. However, as technology advances, so do the techniques cyber criminals use to gain access to our computer networks.

 

This new partnership will provide Honolulu CC with tools and resources to educate our students, employees and the community across the state of Hawai’i about safer online practices. Whether you are at work on the company network, at home, or on your smartphone, you have a responsibility in creating a safer Internet.

 

Honolulu Community College has developed the Cybersecurity Center to showcase different cybersecurity related programs and resources available to students and faculty. Honolulu Community College has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education Two-Year (CAE2Y). This program, which is sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, recognizes collegiate institutions which have met their standards of excellence in Information Assurance education.

 

The core Information Assurance program at Honolulu CC is the Computing Electronics & Networking Technology(CENT) Program. The CENT program provides students with a wide background in Information and Communication Technology. Imbedded in this program is a Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Information Assurance (IA). The CA in IA is built on the knowledge unit requirements for a collegiate institution to be recognized as a CAE2Y. The program also features support for the following industry recognized certifications: A+, LINUX +, Security +, CCNA, and MCP. In addition, the CENT program also offers a third year of study which articulates to the Bachelors of Applied Science in Information Security Assurance at the University of Hawaii at West Oahu.

 

 

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