1 October 2021 NEWSLETTER
Cybersecurity Awareness Month
The month of October is nationally recognized as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. For 18 years, it has raised awareness about the important of cybersecurity across the nation, ensuring we all have the resources needed to be safer and more secure online.

This year's theme "Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart" encourages individuals and organization to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. For more information on Cyber Security Awareness month can visit https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month.

Small to medium-sized businesses looking to train their workforce to be cyber ready, require assistance to meet federal contracting requirements or looking for additional resources on cybersecurity, may visit https://hawaiidefensealliance.org/programs/.
HDA Webinar: Building Hawaii Intel Career Pathways Together
Hawaii Defense Alliance hosted its first webinar “Building Hawaii Intel Career Pathways Together” on September 21 that explored workforce development and building career paths in data science, cybersecurity and intelligence to meet the emerging needs of the Department of Defense and private sector contractors in Hawaii.

Panelists included:
  • Rear Admiral Michael Studeman, Director for Intelligence, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (J2)
  • David Lassner, President, University of Hawai'i
  • Ed Barnabas, Director, PACRIM, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Miguel Martinez, Vice President, Joint Cyber & Space, Parsons
  • Tim Faulkner, U.S. Army

Mahalo to those who joined the Alliance in this webinar. To watch the full video, click here or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkq4m3rkBkA&t=80s.
Upcoming Events
Below are a list of upcoming events hosted by Hawaii Defense Alliance or its partners. If you are interested in sharing your event on our website, click here to submit an event. For a full list of upcoming events, visit hawaiidefensealliance.org/events.
2021 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit
Oct. 19 - 21, 2021 at 7 a.m. - 4 pm HST

The focus of this 3-day Summit includes the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Japan, the Koreas, and China/Taiwan/South China Sea. The 2021 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit will provide defense contractors, subcontractors and small businesses nationwide with the latest information.

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The Hawaii Defense Alliance is established by the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) through a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Local Defense Community cooperation (previously, Office of Economic Adjustment). For more information about DBEDT’s Hawaii Defense Economy project visit DefenseEconomy.hawaii.gov.