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With desktop virtualization, security benefits are built in

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on May 19, 2015

Virtual desktop infstracture, or VDI, allows you to access your desktop from any Internet-connected device, including PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones. With VDI, your view will always be the same, regardless of device, wich is very attractive to businesses with mobile workforces. Here are some security-related advantages to this environment.

Online gaming tips for parents

Technology today is so pervasive. Our children have access to much more technology than many of us did when we were growing up. As parents, it’s important to keep a watchful eye on what your children are doing online, to know the games they play and websites they visit and to establish ground rules early.


Computer users often pay price when ransomware hits

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on March 24, 2015

Ransomware is a class of malicious software that infects and restricts access to your computer until a payment is made. The method of infection is similar to that of phishing attacks and spreads through compromised websites and email containing malicious attachments or links. The key difference is ransomware is more overt and confronts you shortly after you've been compromised. Prevention is the key to defending yourself.

Security needs to be first for network-based devices

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on February 24, 2015

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology movement to enable connectivity to devices, from household items to industrial equipment. Learn what you must consider when evaluating and purchasing these devices.

Be alert to phishing scams to protect sensitive data

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on January 27, 2015

If you have an email address, you've probably been the target of a phishing scam. Find out how phishing attacks work and how to detect them.

Prepare for data breaches with 5 tips to secure system

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on December 30, 2014

With countless data breaches occurring even at sizable companies like Sony, Home Depot and Target, it's evident that we need to better prepare and respond to data breaches. Here are five steps that can help.

Isle youth teams compete in cybersecurity program

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on December 2, 2014

The cybersecurity field is growing rapidly, with more new and vital roles to fill in government and the private sector than the number of qualified applicants. To prepare our future network defenders, CyberPatriot is working to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or STEM fields. CyberPatriot features a National Youth Cyber Defense Competition in which students defend networks against online adversaries. In 2013, Leilehua High School made it to the national finals! It's an exciting opportunity for Hawaii's middle and high school students to learn and test the waters in the cybersecurity realm.

Cybersecurity essential whenever using Internet

This article was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on October 7, 2014 

This month marks the 11th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an effort designed to remind the public of the hazards they might face while using the Internet. Read DHS's five weekly focus topics for this month and additional tips from our Expert.