RCUH to Hold Public Forum on Cybersecurity

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The Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i will host a free public forum on Friday, April 6, 2018, titled “Cybersecurity: Protect, Detect, Respond.”

The University of Hawai‘i System and the University of Hawai‘i Association of Research Investigators (UHARI) are co-sponsors of this event.

The forum will take a current look at threats to the University of Hawai‘i and our statewide and nationwide communities. Panelists will share information on cyber threats and discuss steps that can be taken to safeguard business and personal information and systems.

The presentation will be held at UH Mānoa’s IT Center, but individuals can also request a link to the live stream. Registration is available online.


The three featured panelists are:

Brian Tuskan, Senior Director of Security, Microsoft Corporation
Tuskan has 29 years of experience in law enforcement and the private security sector. In 2017, he was named one of the “Most Influential People in Security.” He currently sits on the Microsoft Worldwide Public Safety and Justice Advisory Council and spearheads the Digital Transformation technology development of Microsoft Global Security’s Virtual Security Operations Center.

Will Bales, Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber, FBI Honolulu
As a special agent in 2008, Bales was assigned to the Los Angeles field office, where he worked on criminal cyber investigations and intellectual property rights crimes. He was deployed to work with South Korea in 2014-15, and addressed cases such as the Sony Pictures hack and the attack on the U.S. Ambassador in Seoul. Today, he supervises FBI’s Honolulu Cyber squad.


Garret Yoshimi, VP for Information Technology/CIO, UH System
Yoshimi is a Honolulu native with more than 35 years of experience in information technology. He’s responsible for IT systems and services for the statewide UH system, which includes academic technologies and information security. Garret is currently working on UH’s strategic plan, “Looking Forward to 2020 and Beyond,” which focuses on increasing connectivity across all UH campuses.

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