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Freezing credit is best way to counter Equifax breach

Equifax revealed last week that it had been victim to a data breach affecting more than 143 million individuals. Millions of folks scrambled to figure out whether they were affected and, if so, what to do about it. Read More
 
 

Take extra care with emails talking about financial data

Bad guys on the internet are an increasing population. Many nefarious characters scheme to rip off big companies. In 2017 alone we have seen data breaches at government agencies, telecommunications companies, hotel chains and retailers. Read More
Updated on  July 17, 2017 at 8:53 pm

Business plan competition offers top prize of $25,000


Updated on  July 4, 2017 at 12:38 am
Entrepreneurial events are a key component of successful startup communities. These gatherings are crucial for startup operators to plug in and find resources and collaborators. Read More

Backups are the best tools for countering ransomware

Last week’s global ransomware outbreak signaled that this is a trend that is sure to continue. With all the press ransomware has received in the past, one would think it would be easier to control. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2017 at 10:01 pm

Software updates are vital, as global cyberattack proves

More than four years ago, on April 23, 2013, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser published the Tech View column “Aggressive, elusive hackers hold computers for ransom,” written by Beau Monday, who held my current position at Hawaiian Telcom. Read More

CEO embraces change in spinoff from nonprofit


Updated on  May 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm
Dennis Teranishi, CEO of a Hawaii-based nonprofit called the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research, recently explained in three aphorisms his motivation for spinning off a portion of the nonprofit. Read More

Entrepreneurial ecosystem helps boost isle tech firms


Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 5:57 pm
In the startup community we talk about “the ecosystem” because it’s what attracts entrepreneurs. Accelerators, investment funds and co-working spaces are all critical pieces that help entrepreneurs hit the ground running. Read More

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