Empowering Hawaii Small Businesses with

Knowledge & Security
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What We Do

Our Main Services are:

Cyber awareness training for companies to offer their employees, technical assessments of IT systems to identify vulnerabilities, and penetration testing to validate security, and recovery services if applicable.

Cyber Awareness Training

Available to businesses upon completion of their technical assessment, training will help identify the most common and best practices for maintaining good cyber hygiene that employers and employees should be aware of.

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Technical Assessments

What you don’t know about your information system could lead to the loss of operations. Technical assessments will identify existing vulnerabilities that may be exploited by cyber criminals and provide recommended updates.

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Penetration Testing

To ensure vulnerabilities have been addressed or additional updates are required, this project will perform penetration testing to validate the security of your information technology network.

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Who Can Benefit

The Online Application Submission for Local HI Businesses for cybersecurity services is based upon the following eligibility criteria.

You must:

  • Employ fifty (50) or fewer employees.
  • Have been in business less than five (5) years.
    (Non-profits can apply as an exception to the 5 year eligibility requirement.)
  • Be generating revenue.
  • Operate in one of the following industries: retail, restaurants, manufacturing, healthcare, construction, agriculture, and finance.
  • If not at the time of submission, commit to enrolling as a client of a small business resource partner.


How it Works & Benefits

These services (valued at over $5,000) are being offered by DBEDT at NO COST to a limited number of Hawaii small businesses through a grant from the SBA.


There is NO COST to your business to participate.


Business owners will gain a greater sense of security knowing their employees are trained and their systems are tested and secure.


Letting your customers know that your business has gone through these services may differentiate you from your competitors.

Training is available to all businesses that apply!

Who We Are

Cyber Safe Hawaii is a collaborative effort led by the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism and community resource partners to highlight the importance of cybersecurity for small businesses.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.



"Founded here in Hawaii, we offer more than cybersecurity assessments and technical solutions; we’re building lasting partnerships with our clients."

MC3 Technologies

"We're not just a cybersecurity provider but your steadfast ally in the ever-evolving battle against cyber threats."


"Native Hawaiian and Veteran Owned powerhouse in Hawaii rises above the ordinary, fusing commercial agility with military-grade security and resilience."

Kapu Solutions, LLC

"A boutique consulting firm specializing in Information Technology, Financial Planning & Analysis, Data Analysis, Strategic Planning, and Operational Consulting."

Blackbridge Consulting Inc

"An IT and Cyber Security Managed Services company that is dedicated to serving businesses of all sizes to secure, manage, and maintain their technology."

MSC Security


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250 S Hotel St #5,
Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 586-2355

Contact Us

Applicants with questions may contact Mark Ritchie at: mark.j.ritchie@hawaii.gov