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(ISC)² Hawaii Chapter is an official chapter of (ISC)². We share the vision of inspiring a safe and secure cyber world.  Our mission is to be the focal point of educating and certifying the people of Hawaii in the areas of Cyber Safety and Security. We interact with people of every level, from our keiki to kupuna, and teach them how to keep their virtual identities safe. We also assist those interested in turning that knowledge into a fulfilling career.  Join us.  



(ISC)² Hawaii Chapter 

February General Meeting

Thank you all for attending our February General Meeting with guest speakers from FORTINET.  We look forward to seeing you at our next scheduled chapter meeting on 18 March 21 featuring our speaker Michael Taratko of Hawaiian Telcom.


About this Event

(ISC)² Hawaii Chapter is excited to host Anthony K Giandomenico, Jay Garcia and Aamir Lakhani of FORTINET on February 18, 2021 between 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM.

What To Do if You’re in the Midst of a Ransomware Attack

In this presentation we will review some key steps an organization can or should take to effectively deal with an active ransomware attack.

There were over 187 million ransomware attacks in 2019. That’s over 500,000 attacks on businesses every single day. If you have not yet been a victim of a ransomware attack, the odds are that it is just a matter of time. And if you have already been breached, you’re not immune. When that day comes, it is essential that you know what to do to minimize the impact to you, your team, and your business.

Registration required to receive CPE Credit
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About Anthony K Giandomenico 

Anthony Giandomenico brings over 30 years comprehensive experience as an Executive, Entrepreneur, Mentor and Security Consultant for companies within information security across all industries. In his current position at Fortinet he is responsible for all aspects of the Incident Response and Managed Detection and Response services including P&L, marketing activities, service delivery and new service development. He has presented, trained and mentored on various security concepts and strategies at many conferences and trade shows such as the Gartner Security Summit, HIMSS15 and ISMG Data Breach Summit and media outlets including a weekly appearance on KHON2-TV morning news “Tech Buzz” segment and Technology News Bytes on OC16, providing monthly security advice among others.

About Jay Garcia

Jay Garcia brings over 18 years of human resources and sales experience to Fortinet, having spent the last 15 years recruiting, consulting, coaching, counseling, and mentoring individuals and groups within several types of organizations, civilian and military. Prior to Fortinet, Jay supported recruiting, onboarding, diversity, equity & inclusion, corporate and personal branding, and training & development at the United States Marine Corps. He also held sales and quality control leadership roles, and was key player in the founding of California Marine Families, a non-profit organization that provides support to service members and their families.

Jay has excelled in the cyber-security industry by capitalizing on a flexible blend of human resources, sales, technical and business development skills, and by applying the intangible traits acquired in his 20-year military career. Leveraging this experience and the passion for helping Veterans, Jay focuses on developing best-practice based Veteran recruiting initiatives, diversity and inclusion amongst partners in the cyber-security industry. For his efforts, Jay was awarded the Young AFCEA’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2018 and Fortinet was honored with Military Times Best for Vets Employer Award in 2019 and 2020.

Jay leads Fortinet’s Global Veterans Program and actively promotes their transition into the cyber-security industry. He has presented at numerous companies and military bases around the United States, Canada, and all major cyber commands and currently sits on the Board of Directors for VetCTAP, a veteran transition focused nonprofit organization. “Doing Well, While Doing Good”

About Aamir Lakhani:

Aamir Lakhani is a leading senior security strategist. He is responsible for providing IT security solutions to major enterprises and government organizations.

Mr. Lakhani creates technical security strategies and leads security implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies. Industries of focus include healthcare providers, educational institutions, financial institutions and government organizations. Aamir has designed offensive counter-defense measures for the Department of Defense and national intelligence agencies. He has also assisted organizations with safeguarding IT and physical environments from attacks perpetrated by underground cybercriminal groups.

Garfield Teaches Wahiawa Students how to be Safe and Secure Online

1,300 elementary students receive donation of cyber safety training


Wahiawa, HI (February 4, 2021) - The nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center) is providing 1,300 local elementary students with a Garfield-led online safety education program, thanks to a donation from area cybersecurity professionals.


With the gift from the (ISC)² Hawaii Chapter, media specialists serving the seven elementary schools at the Leilehua Complex will conduct the award-winning Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures lesson with students before they go on spring break. The online instructor-led lesson allows students to learn digital citizenship through interactive storybooks, online class discussions, and engaging Garfield cartoons via their home computer.


“It’s rewarding to collaborate with professional organizations that want to give back to the community with the Adopt a School initiative,” says Patrick Craven, director of the Center. “Garfield provides high-quality, engaging materials students can relate to when learning internet safety best practices.”


During the lesson, children will learn safe posting best practices with an emphasis on social media. Youth will watch an original Garfield and Friends cartoon where Nermal uses social media to share what he’s doing all the time; from what he’s eating for breakfast to how he’s celebrating the good grade he got on his school report. Children learn to identify scenarios when sharing too much information can put them in danger, and the steps they must take to stay safe and secure online.


In the nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education’s Children’s Internet Usage Study of elementary school children in grades 4-8, the findings include:


  • 90% have at least one device (phone, tablet, or computer in their bedroom) to access the internet

  • 40% have connected or chatted with a stranger online. Of those youth, 53% shared their phone number, 30% texted the stranger, and 15% tried to meet the stranger

  • 91% of teens are sharing photos of themselves


"Having access to a mainstream media resource, like Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures, allows us to teach students about cybersecurity in a fun and engaging way,” says Jenny Yamamoto, LHS librarian, and Grant Toyooka, LMW Resource Teacher, at the Leilehua Complex. “This resource also helps us entice teachers to learn more about cybersecurity (and Computer Science) as it makes the content user-friendly.  With today's heavy reliance on technology and online navigation, Digital Citizenship is a top priority."


Lito Alvarez, (ISC)² Hawaii Chapter President, said "As technology advances, our youth will be growing up in a cyber environment.  We, as parents and leaders need to take charge of cyber awareness for our youth. We're proud to be a sponsor of the Garfield program to facilitate cyber awareness for our youth." 


For more information on how your company or school can get involved visit


About Center for Cyber Safety and Education

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center) is a non-profit charitable trust of (ISC)² committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. The Center works to ensure that people worldwide have a positive and safe experience online through award-winning educational programs, scholarships, and research. Visit to learn more.


Monthly Membership Meetings

Before every membership meeting, chapter members will receive an email invitation to register for the meeting.  This registration is important as it facilitates getting CPEs awarded to registered members.  It also helps with planning for venues.  If we are having a virtual meeting, and you have not registered, the moderator will take your information before admitting you into the meeting.  Virtual meetings can be attended by clicking the below button.  

About Us


Organized in 2015, we are here to serve the (ISC)² community as well as promote cyber security in Hawaii. We have several opportunities for those interested in building up the chapter or promoting computer security in the community.  

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