I attended the 3rd Annual Future Focus Conference yesterday at the Hawaii Convention Center. Its focus this year was on Cybersecurity, Astronomy, and Space Exploration.
After a welcome by emcee Donalyn Dela Cruz, Governor David Ige opened the conference with a speech.
Here are my takeaways from Governor Ige’s opening remarks at Future Focus:
- He brought a personal touch to the recent Equifax breach and its impact on his family.
- The State of Hawaii has a CISO newly hired and created position: Vince Hoang.
- “We do know the state networks are under thousands and thousands of attacks every second.”
- Future Focus is one of his favorite conferences.
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About Future Focus
Future Focus is the Hawaii Innovation Initiative’s Forum on Astronomy, Space Exploration, and Cybersecurity. Now in its third year, the conference focuses on emerging technologies, federal resources and opportunities that are available in Hawaii’s innovation ecosystem.