HONOLULU, HI., May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberPatriot program announced today that they will be hosting 105 CyberCamps this summer in over 160 locations around the United States, with over 15 camps being held in Hawaii.
The Hawaii CyberCamps have partnered with Cyber Hui, a community of cybersecurity professionals dedicated to sharing their skills with Hawaii’s youth. Cyber Hui, along with the State of Hawaii Department of Education and the University of Hawaii, provide support and mentorship for the 2017 CyberCamps and CyberPatriot X teams throughout the state.
"The Hawaii cybersecurity community is coming together and making a huge impact with our youth,” said Reynold Hioki, CyberPatriot Mentor and Hawaii State Cybersecurity Coordinator. “Jake Ross and Cyber Hui are key to Hawaii's recent successes and ongoing initiatives. Of course, a lot of this wouldn't be possible without the efforts of Gen Skoch and AFA's CyberPatriot/CyberCamp programs."
Cyber Hui has supported the upcoming CyberCamps by connecting students participating in the program with instructors, mentors and volunteers on all four major islands.
“Witnessing the passion and enthusiasm that these kids have gives me hope that the talent we are growing will make great contributions to the innovation and national security of the United States of America,” said Jake Ross, Cyber Hui President.
CyberCamps give students the opportunity to learn about topics in STEM regardless of their previous knowledge or education in cybersecurity.
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Information regarding the Cyber Hui, Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program and digital copies of CyberPatriot's fact sheets and outreach materials are available at: