Certificate of Competency in Cybersecurity (New!)

Starting Fall Semester 2015!


For high school juniors, seniors and college students who want to explore the field of cybersecurity – a growing field with the potential for great careers and futures! Learn through hands-on activities that are used by cybersecurity professionals to protect information and defend from cyber thieves and attacks. All six courses in this new certificate of competency in cybersecurity are taught online and over the WWW. This certificate is part of the ECET program at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

Online Distance Learning all on the WWW

Fees: $114 per credit for Hawaii residents, $316 per credit for non-residents, 3 credit course

Registration for UHMC: Register online here!

Instructor: Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya, JD, DBA (debasisb at hawaii dot edu) @uhmcabit

Industry Mentor: Jeremiah Grossman, graduate of Maui HS and Founder/CTO of WhiteHat Security

Certificate of Competency in Cybersecurity (18 credits, starting August 2015):

Fall 2015 (all courses are taught completely online via the WWW)

ICS 101 – Digital Tools for an Information World (3 credits)…introduction to digital technology.

ICS 169 – Introduction to Information Security (3 credits)…covers 10 core areas of ISC2

ICS 184 – Introduction to Networking (3 credits)…covers CompTIA Network+

Spring 2016 (all courses are taught completely online via the WWW)

ICS 171 – Introduction to Computer Security (3 credits)…covers CompTIA Security+

ICS 281 – Ethical Hacking (3 credits)…covers EC-Council CEH

ICS 282 – Digital Forensics (3 credits)…covers Access Data’s Forensic Toolkit

Hawaii Credit Union League – Crime & Your Credit Union Workshop

June 6, 2015 at the J.W. Cameron Center, Wailuku

Presentation on Cybersecurity and Small Business by Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya
Cybersecurity for Small Biz


Hawaii STEM Conference 2015

Wailea Marriott – April 17 and 18, 2015

Cybersecurity Breakout Overview

Room 4617 (1:00 – 2:00PM and 2:00 – 3:00PM)

Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya, @uhmcabit, UH Maui College

Mario Canul, UHMC Student and King Kekaulike graduate 

Cybersecurity Presentation: Intro to Ethical Hacking.ppt

Cybersecurity Lab Worksheet:  Cybersecurity Labs Worksheet

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
There is a severe shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals, according to an International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium survey of more than 12,000 information security professionals from around the world. The survey found that 56 percent of respondents said their organizations are short-staffed. Among the study’s notable findings, communication skills was the second most commonly cited factor for success, cited by 91 percent, right behind “a broad understanding of the security field,” and leadership skills were mentioned by 68 percent of respondents. “I think there’s an understanding–not only on the part of professionals in this industry but also on the part of hiring managers–that a really good information security professional not only has the technical knowledge but also has a desire to stay on top of their field and have those broad managerial skills,” says the consortium’s Julie Peeler. Security certifications are viewed as a reliable indicator of competency when hiring, cited by nearly 70 percent. The average annual salary is $101,014 and is 33 percent higher than the average annual salary of those without the certification. The number of security professionals is expected to rise steadily around the globe by more than 11 percent annually over the next five years. View Full Article!


Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program under Award No. 1204904. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. University of Hawaii Maui College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.