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5 October 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii

Referentia Systems Incorporated President and CEO Nelson Kanemoto participated as a panelist today in the conference titled “Future Focus: Hawaii Innovation Initiative’s Forum on Medical Research, Cybersecurity & More” at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

The panel discussion focused on partnerships as a key to protecting critical infrastructure. Mr. Kanemoto joined Connie Lau, President and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Tim Nader, Chief of the National Security Agency (NSA)/Central Security Service (CSS) Pacific, and Major General (ret.) Brett Williams, President of Operations and Training for IronNet Security and former Operations Director of the U.S. Cyber Command in a panel session moderated by Mr. Randy Cieslak, the Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command.

“We have to be vigilant about protecting critical infrastructure, like the utility grid – especially in Hawaii where there’s no easy access to alternative resources,” said Mr. Kanemoto. “The most effective approaches are holistic and comprehensive, and at that scale, success relies on partnerships.”

Referentia has established key partnerships with government and private sector stakeholders to foster cooperation and innovation in cybersecurity. For more information, contact Larry Lieberman at

About Referentia Systems

Referentia Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of mission-assured cyber security technologies and solutions for the federal government, the Department of Defense (DoD) and other critical infrastructure. A Hawaii-based small business, Referentia has a proven track record for developing relevant innovation in cyber network defense, cross-domain solutions, enterprise architectures, and advanced network management and analysis systems. Referentia is an applied R&D company dedicated to providing proven high assurance and flexible solutions to address critical cyber security concerns threatening IT modernization. The company has received numerous awards for its innovative software solutions. Referentia is a certified Small Business headquartered in Honolulu, with strategic presence in Sterling, VA.