Cyber threats are among the gravest national security dangers to the United States – as citizens and those in the private sector and government are increasingly confronted by a range of actors attempting to do harm through identity theft, cyber-enabled economic espionage, politically motivated cyberattacks and other malicious activity. It is also one of the most strategic threats that federal, state and private sector industries face in Hawaii. Operation-critical systems in every sector have a dependency on cyber, which expands capacity and range of capability — but also introduces new and evolving forms of vulnerabilities that threaten our state’s critical and economic infrastructures.
Hawaii is in a very unique position – the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, as well as the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Special Operations Service Commanders are all located here. Directly related, Oahu is home of the Pacific’s primary signals intelligence center, the National Security Agency Hawaii, and its world-class all-source intelligence center, the Joint Intelligence Operations Center Pacific.