CyberHawaii is an information sharing and analysis non-profit organization committed to developing and enhancing Hawaii’s cybersecurity capabilities. The organization is working to build a community that manages and mitigates cyber risk through various methods, including the sharing of information in a secure enclave via the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN), a threat sharing platform, as well as encouraging cyber hygiene best practices.

CyberHawaii is also committed to developing and accelerating educational and workforce opportunities for students via pathways from high school to two- and four- year cyber degrees. This includes early college credits to incentivize a running start to college and then the workplace.

As an affiliate of CyberUSA, CyberHawaii was founded in late 2016 with seven founding state members —  Maryland, California, Texas, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Colorado. CyberUSA is chaired by former Governor Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security. CyberHawaii will mirror the national mission, which focuses on cyber education, innovation, and threat identification and mitigation.

Board of Directors

Jodi Ito, Chair

University of Hawai’i

Edward Ontai, Vice Chair

Edward Ontai, Vice Chair


Vassilis Syrmos, Vice Chair

Vassilis Syrmos, Vice Chair

University of Hawai’i System

Matt Freeman, Secretary

Hawaiian Telcom

Ryan Field, Treasurer

American Savings Bank


CyberHawaii is a dues paying organization comprised of the Executive Committee Members, General Members, Strategic Government Partners, and Affiliate Organizations. Events will include high-level briefings and discussions, executive committee meetings, general member meetings, hands-on practical workshops and webinars, support for educational programs and cyber exercises, and an annual conference with support from University of Hawaii, Hawaii Business Roundtable and CyberUSA.

Bank of Hawaii logo
Booz Allen Hamilton
eWorld Enterprise Solutions
First Hawaiian Bank


Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union
Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, Hawaii Electric Light
Hawaiian Telcom
Kamehameha Schools
PACXA logo
Par Hawaii
Referential logo
University of Hawaii system

General Members

Central Pacific Bank logo
Chaminade University logo
Hawaii Gas logo
Hawaii Community Foundation
Delta Dental, HDS, Hawaii Dental Service
Kauai Island Utility Cooperative
Monarch Insurance Services
Wakelight Technologies logo
Zippy's logo

Strategic Government Partners

US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
NSA/CSS Hawaii Kinaole logo
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Pacific Command seal
State of Hawaii seal
City and County of Honolulu seal
Honolulu Board of Water Supply

Strategic Affiliates

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
Hawaii Business Roundtable
Hawaii Island Economic Development Board
Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference logp
Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau
ISSA Hawaii Chapter
Maui Economic Development Board
Transforming Hawaii Government