AFCEA International Chapter News
HAWAII CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 14, 2019

Open Source Intelligence is Useful for Hackers

In May, the chapter heard from guest speaker, Dave Stevens, director, University of Hawaii IT program and cybersecurity instructor, as he discussed open source intelligence (OSINT). OSINT is cyber intelligence information that is publicly available and gathered from radio, television, newspapers, commercial databases, electronic mail or portable electronic media. OSINT is tremendously useful when hackers need to gather the names and biographical information of relevant employees, such as CEOs, chief financial officers and those working in accounts receivable and payable, to execute a successful spear phishing campaign and access a company's data. These personal details lend credibility to the requests for information.

Dave Stevens is the IT program director at the University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (KapCC) and the co-founder of Kapu Technologies LLC, a local cybersecurity company focusing on risk analysis and security governance. Dave is the faculty advisor of the KapCC Chapter of the Hawaii Advanced Technology Society and arranges for his students to perform penetration tests and vulnerability/risk assessments for local companies. He is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University with a master's degree in information systems. He's also a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), a Project Management Professional (PMP), and the host of The Cyber Underground on ThinkTechHawaii.com.

Event Photographs:

At the May event, Jeff Bloom (far l), chapter president, and Master Sgt. Shamar Jones, USAF (far r),  vice president of awards, present awards to AFCEAN of the Month recipients (l-r) Senior Airman Aliyah Robinson, 690th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, Maksym Zabolotnyy and Kanita Sabotic.
At the May event, Jeff Bloom (far l), chapter president, and Master Sgt. Shamar Jones, USAF (far r), vice president of awards, present awards to AFCEAN of the Month recipients (l-r) Senior Airman Aliyah Robinson, 690th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, Maksym Zabolotnyy and Kanita Sabotic.
At the May event, guest speaker, Dave Stevens, director, University of Hawaii IT program and cybersecurity instructor, discusses open source intelligence and how hackers use this information in spear phishing campaigns.
At the May event, guest speaker, Dave Stevens, director, University of Hawaii IT program and cybersecurity instructor, discusses open source intelligence and how hackers use this information in spear phishing campaigns.
The AFCEA Scholarship Award Winner, Lucas Chun (c), and family, pause for a photo with Bloom and Linda Newton (far r), chapter executive vice president, at the May event.
The AFCEA Scholarship Award Winner, Lucas Chun (c), and family, pause for a photo with Bloom and Linda Newton (far r), chapter executive vice president, at the May event.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Christine Lanning
808-294-4490

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