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Pacific Business News has been honoring Hawaii’s fastest growing private companies for 28 years, HI Tech Hui making the list for the 3rd consecutive time.

HI Tech Hui ranked #18 among other businesses as Hawaii’s fastest growing company. To qualify for the list, potential candidates achieved remarkable growth between 2019 and 2021, even with one foot standing in the economic high-water mark of the pre-Covid boom and the other planted firmly in the economic challenges, from inflation to labor shortages, that followed.


HI Tech Hui (dba Cyberuptive) Recognized by Inc. Magazine on Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies, The Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine revealed that Magazine revealed that Cyberuptive, locally known as HI Tech Hui, a technology consulting and IT services firm that specializes in high-end IT management and cybersecurity services based in Honolulu, ranked #1774 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, as well as #2 in the state of Hawaii, and #99 nationally in the IT Services category.


Elevating Hawaii’s Cybersecurity Defenses through Cyber Education and Training HI Tech Hui announces strategic partnership with EC-Council to provide cybersecurity training in the South Pacific

HI Tech Hui, Hawaii’s cybersecurity experts, announced today that it will partner with EC-Council, a global leader in cybersecurity education, to provide cybersecurity training and certifications locally in Hawaii.


‘How to Keep Your Business Cyber Secure’ – A Hawaii Business Magazine Article Featuring Loren Aquino

HI Tech Hui CXO Loren Aquino joins other experts in detailing the importance for businesses to stay on top of cybersecurity, especially as more employees work from home. Included in this informational article are tips for practicing good cyber-hygiene.


Local Business Sees Greater Demand For Cyber Security Services During Pandemic

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Focus On Business – High Tech Hui Cybersecurity on the Rise

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ULU Tech HOLO Card Press Release

The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) awarded the HOLO Card service manager contract to local firm Ulu HI-Tech. The contract also awarded two local subcontractors, HI Tech Hui and Poukihi, along with TransSIGHT, a California based transit and revenue collection systems expert.


City selects local startup to expand HOLO Card program –

Local tech companies tapped for HOLO transit card contract – Pacific Business News

Honolulu Government Goes Local for Some Transit Technology – Hawaii Public Radio

HI Tech Hui Included in Pacific Business New's Fastest 50 Growing Companies For 2nd Year

HI Tech Hui ranked #11 among other businesses as Hawaii’s fastest growing company. To qualify for the list, potential candidates must have annual revenues of at least $100,000. Revenue figures were verified by Honolulu-based CW Associates, CPAs, and eligible candidates were ranked based on their two-year percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2019.


‘Cybersecurity is our forte’ – HI Tech Hui featured in Pacific Business News

Anne-Marie & Chuck Lerch discuss how HI Tech Hui has stepped up its outreach to businesses beyond educating business owners on how to protect vulnerabilities within the business' IT infrastructure to how businesses can be more tech savvy to survive the pandemic.


Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Loren Aquino, President & CXO, HI Tech Hui

“If this crisis has not already forced you to move your resources to the cloud, you should do it now. We have no idea how long this crisis will last and it’s very possible that “work-from-home” or anywhere will become the new norm.”


HI Tech Hui CFO and Chief Happiness Officer Featured Among Pacific Edge's Women In Business

"Dreams become reality when you make the daily habit to reevaluate your life, contemplate what you want, and choose to adjust accordingly. 'Know what you want, act like it already is, be thankful, write it down, and watch it come.'


HI Tech Hui CEO weighs in on the world wide web's shady back alley: the dark web

"It is just like the regular web, except there are dark things on there. You have access to a lot of bad stuff," said Chuck Lerch, CEO of Hi Tech Hui, which specializes in cyber security. Even with that background, he still steers clear of the dark web."


Cyber Aware - HI Tech Hui CEO Shares Insight To Handling a Compromised Network

In a recent interview with Pacific Business News, Chuck Lerch discussed the importance of local businesses having a secure network. With data and security breaches developing daily, Chuck also overviews the steps required as a result of a compromised network.


HI Tech Hui Sponsors the Honolulu Mini Maker Faire

HI Tech Hui is a proud supporter and sponsor of the 2019 Honolulu Maker Faire. Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.


HI Tech Hui CEO, Chuck Lerch Discusses Why Cyber Security Is Important For Hawaii’s Small Business

For Hawaii’s businesses, “The costs of being breached range from reputational to financial, and include cleaning up the business’s network, adding new security measures, doing forensics to determine the extent of the damage, and legal fees.”


HI Tech Hui Included in Pacific Business New's 2019 Fastest 50 Growing Companies

HI Tech Hui is thrilled to be nominated and recognized as one of Hawaii's 50 fastest-growing small businesses! With an overall ranking of 21 out of 50 wonderful companies, HI Tech Hui was honored to be among the wonderful businesses serving our community.


Chuck Lerch, HI Tech Hui CEO: In Hawaii, Hi Tech Hui’s Customers Are Ohana

On this week’s episode of DirtySecurity, Edward Preston sits down with Chuck Lerch, CEO of Hi Tech Hui. Edward and Chuck talk about the unique nature of running an MSP in Hawaii. From the the constant battles ransomware and malware to dealing with the cloud, it turns out that it’s not always paradise living and working in… well… paradise.


DataHouse Partners with HI Tech Hui for Best Cybersecurity Protection

“Both DataHouse and HI Tech Hui are founding members of CyberHawaii, a local chapter of the national organization, CyberUSA.” explains Eddie Ontai, President of DataHouse and Vice Chair of CyberHawaii. “We’re blown away by HI Tech Hui’s depth of experience, expertise, and their trusted network of ‘the best of the best’ in cybersecurity in Hawaii, nationally, and internationally.”


Cylance Becomes First Technology Partner in NTT Security Cyber Security Innovation Programme with AI-based Advanced Endpoint Protection

NTT Security, the global information security and risk management company, has today announced that it has chosen to work with next-generation endpoint security company Cylance on a joint go-to-market strategy.


Cylance Named Fastest Growing Private Cybersecurity Company in the Inc. 5000 with more than 7,000% Growth over Three Years

Inc. 5000 2016: The Full List

Prestigious Inc. 5000 list ranks Cylance No. 26 overall, No. 7 in all of California and the only cybersecurity company in the top 100 IRVINE, CALIF. – August 18, 2016 -- Inc. Magazine today ranked Cylance® No. 26 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Cylance experienced more than 7,000% growth over the past three years due to rapid adoption by more enterprises and channel partners of CylancePROTECT® as their de facto endpoint security product. Read more... Learn how HI Tech Hui can help!

We’ve won! Sophos takes 3 CRN Annual Report Card awards

We’re honored to announce that Sophos has won three distinguished categories in CRN’s 2016 Annual Report Card (ARC).

IT security products have become as complex as the networks they’re trying to secure. At Sophos we know that the solution to complexity is not more complexity. We tackle security challenges with clarity and confidence, knowing that simple security is better security. Read more... Learn how HI Tech Hui can help!

Where's Your Cyber Security, Charles Lerch? – CXO Chuck Lerch Interview with ThinkTech Hawaii

HI Tech Hui – what does that even mean? Let’s learn a little about how it came about. Chuck, Gordon, and Andrew discuss how HI Tech Hui works to make a difference in Hawaii, one network and one computer at a time utilizing combined expert knowledge.

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HTH Newsletter

News and Tips to Make Your Office Run Faster, Easier, More Securely & Profitably

Our Newsletter contains tons of the latest information on HI Tech Hui, technology news, trends, and updates that all small to medium sized business owners should consider for the security and continuity of their business. Each issue offers tips and best practices, major challenges along with IT trends and Cybersecurity threats affecting business owners in Hawaii and beyond.

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March 2022 HTH Newsletter

This month's issue covers:

PAGE 1: Our Message

PAGE 2: Don’t Leave It To Luck When Educating Your Team About Phishing Attacks

PAGE 3: KnowBe4

PAGE 4: Media Review -Ocean's 8

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June 2021 HTH Newsletter

This month's issue covers:

PAGE 1: Our Message

PAGE 2: How To Make Cyber Security An Ingrained Part Of Your Company Culture

PAGE 3: Updates and Offers

PAGE 4: Insider Scoop

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April 2021 HTH Newsletter

This month's issue covers:

PAGE 1: Our Message

PAGE 2: What Are Managed Services, And Why You Should Demand Them

PAGE 3: Anne's Website 101

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March 2021 HTH Newsletter

This month's issue covers:

PAGE 1: Our Message

PAGE 2: Cybercriminals Confess: The Top 3 Tricks And Sneaky Schemes They Use To Hack Your Computer Network

PAGE 3: Updates & Offers

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Nov/Dec 2020 HTH Newsletter

This month's issue covers:

PAGE 1: Our Message

PAGE 2: 4 Questions Your IT Services Company Should Be Able To Say "Yes" To

PAGE 3: Feature: HI Tech Hui Services

PAGE 4: Insider Scoop

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September 2020 HTH Newsletter

This month's issue covers:

PAGE 1: Our Message

PAGE 2: Why Your Business Is The PERFECT Target For Hackers ...

PAGE 3:Vendor Feature: KnowBe4

PAGE 4: Insider Scoop & We Need Your Help!

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Join our Team

JOIN OUR HUI (club)! HI Tech Hui isn’t looking for IT professionals who just get the job done: we hire people who want to make an IMPACT in their company while actively advancing their career.

Our passionate team of A-players have worked for Hawaii's largest businesses and global Fortune 500 firms. We imagine a world where businesses can focus on making a positive impact on the world we live in, using great technology, supported by great people, that simply works the way it’s supposed to!

And... We're hiring like crazy right now! Looking for smart, forward-thinking problem solvers to join our team, this means plenty of growth potential and opportunities for you, that’s right, YOU!

Why Join Us?

This is not your typical office job!

We’re an energetic, fun, focused, and effective group who thrives on big challenges. We have a strong culture of ohana, imua, and aloha that fosters minds who wish to experience personal and professional growth on another level.

We work hard, so we take our fun seriously. As a team member, not only will you contribute to state of the art and innovative projects and build a professional career, you’ll also enjoy the benefits that turn your job into a passion.

We currently have the following openings for our A-Team:

Legendary Level 1 Technician

Heroic Level 2/3 Systems Admin

Dynamite Cyber Analyst

Genius Internships - Not currently accepting due to COVID-19 restrictions

HI Tech Hui's A-Team Core Values

PURSUE GROWTH AND LEARNING: Technology changes at the speed of light. Rest assured knowing that HI Tech Hui is the best of the best in our industry because our core value to pursue growth and learning.  Not only do we believe in personal development books and seminars, but we also believe in learning to stay ahead of curve.  We're constantly training, receiving mentorship, getting help from coaches to make us the very best in our field.  We are up to date with technology.

ENJOY LIFE, HAVE FUN, LAUGH LOTS: Life isn't about working all day, every day. While work does make up most of our waking hours, it's important to live a full life of happiness and fun. Life is about all the little memorable moments, so go at it and live the best life you can. We believe that when you have a full life, it spills over and brightens the lives of others, including yours.

DELIVER HAPPINESS: We believe that life is about happiness. Creating a happy life for ourselves is our responsibility. We believe that when one is truly happy, they exude happiness in all they do. At HI Tech Hui we want to provide the best experience possible, and we aim to deliver that WOW and a bit of happiness.

We believe that happy employees deliver quality service.  Our team aims to brighten your day.  Put us to the test!

BE RELENTLESS, GET IT DONE: We are relentless. No doubt. We see things to the end. We do whatever it takes. We overcome obstacles that get thrown our way. We care, and it’s important to us that we show you.

DO IT WITH ALOHA: Live aloha, be aloha. Our vision and mission go beyond tech and profits. We care deeply for our employees, partners, vendors and clients. It is about spreading aloha, forgiveness, and taking risks to build deeper connections.