2018 Forum — Cybersecurity: Protect, Detect, Respond

Cybersecurity: Protect, Detect, Respond - Friday, April 6, 2018

As our reliance on technology grows, so does our risk of attacks, unauthorized access, fraud, and theft.

Join us at RCUH’s 2018 forum “Cybersecurity: Protect, Detect, Respond” for a current look at threats to the University of Hawai‘i and our statewide and nationwide communities. Panelists will share information on cyber threats and discuss steps you can take to safeguard your information and systems.

This forum is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating at the UH Manoa IT Center, RCUH will be live-streaming the broadcast so that participants can view the forum from their desktop, tablet, or mobile device. Click here to register for the live forum or to request the link to the live stream. 



Senior Director of Security, Microsoft Corporation

 Brian has 29 years of experience in law enforcement and the private security sector. In 2017, he was named one of the Most Influential People in Security and currently sits on the Microsoft Worldwide Public Safety and Justice Advisory Council. With over 17 years serving as Microsoft’s Senior Director of Security, Brian has led global security teams in physical security operations, investigations, background screening, and much more. He is currently spearheading the Digital Transformation technology development of Microsoft Global Security’s Virtual Security Operations Center.

Supervisory Special Agent – Cyber, FBI Honolulu

 With a background in Computer Information Systems, Will quickly advanced within the FBI. As a Special Agent in 2008, he was assigned to the Los Angeles field office, where he worked on criminal cyber investigations and intellectual property rights crimes. Will was deployed to work with South Korea in 2014-15, and addressed cases such as the Sony Pictures hack and the attack on the U.S. Ambassador in Seoul. Following his stint in Korea, Will was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and assigned to the Major Cyber Crimes Unit, Cyber Division, where he led the FBI’s effort against ransomware. Today, he supervises FBI’s Honolulu Cyber squad.

VP for Information Technology/CIO, UH System

Garret is a Honolulu native with more than 35 years of experience in information technology. He’s responsible for IT systems and services for the statewide UH system, which includes academic technologies and information security. Prior to joining UH in 2015, Garret served as VP and Chief Operating Officer for eWorld Enterprise Solutions. He also served as CIO for the Hawai‘i Judiciary and DTRIC Insurance, and senior technology executive for the East-West Center. Garret is currently working on UH’s strategic plan “Looking Forward to 2020 and Beyond,” which focuses on increasing connectivity across all UH campuses.