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About Us

What is Tech Kahunas?

Amidst the serene shores and verdant landscapes of the Hawaiian islands, there lived a man called Peter. He was a traveler at heart, drawn to the tranquil beauty and rich culture of the Pacific paradise. After spending countless summers exploring the islands and immersing himself in the local way of life, Peter discovered the concept of the Kahunas — revered experts in various fields who served as skilled pillars of their communities.

As a passionate advocate for technology, Peter envisioned a business that would embody the essence of Hawaiian values — ohana (family), lokahi (unity), and kuleana (responsibility) — and offer top-tier IT solutions.

And so, Tech Kahunas was born.

Peter and his team aim to be the guiding lights of technology. From startups in need of tailored IT support and software solutions to established businesses looking to fortify their cybersecurity defenses, Tech Kahunas has quickly become experts for all things tech-related. Tech Kahunas welcomes each client into our ohana. Our Kahunas create genuine connections and long-lasting relationships, remaining rooted in our commitment to our principles.

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to offer the next generation of computer support with friendly, knowledgeable staff at the most affordable price. 

Our mission is to help your San Diego SMB or organization become more capable, more efficient, and more profitable by implementing services and security that are strong and resilient.

Your nonprofit, manufacturer, school, accounting firm, government office, or law office–with 10-200 employees–will benefit from a dedicated staff of Tech Kahunas. They’ll provide IT and cybersecurity support that will help drive your SMB business factors, like increased profits, reduced downtime, greater productivity, reliable IT performance, and fast problem-solving.

We Are Responsive In quickly handling client issues and working together as a team.

We are Responsive

In quickly handling client issues and working together as a team.

We Promote Health In our client networks as well as for ourselves.

We Promote health

In our client networks as well as for ourselves.

We Are Moving Improving our client networks/technology and our ongoing education.

We are

Improving our client networks/technology and our ongoing education.

We Focus On Success Helping our client’s profit, developing as a team, and growing our business.

We focus on success

Helping our client’s profit, developing as a team, and growing our business.

We Are Our Community We are an extension of our clients and we promote/support our community.

We are our community

We are an extension of our clients and we promote/support our community.

Secure your Data and devices

From your website to your networks to your individual computers, Tech Kahunas protects you across your whole network and premises. 

System and Network Security

Firewalls, Intrusion Detection And Prevention

Secure Wireless Business Networks

Hardware And device Security

Security Monitoring and alerting

Ransomware Protection and Incident Response

Data Loss Prevention And Recovery

Analytics, Compliance And Auditing

Unleash Tech Kahunas' KahunaVision Risk Assessment

C-Suite and Business Owners Guide To Cybersecurity

Download our FREE C-Suite and Business Owner's Guide to cybersecurity

Our free cybersecurity guide will tell you what the state of cybersecurity was in 2022, which companies didn’t make it, and what’s on the horizon in 2023 and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions

A cyber attack happens every 39 seconds. While some attacks–through software purchased on the dark web–are automated and/or unsuccessful, you have to be prepared. Today an average 10,000 cyber-attacks take place each day against SMBs and organizations.

An unsuccessful attack, called a cybersecurity ‘incident,’ should be a warning. Hackers may come back and try again. And when an incident becomes a successful ‘attack’ (the business firewall has been breached, data leaked or lost), the costs can be debilitating for the small to medium business or organization. The 2023 average cost of a data breach was over $4.45 million. Sixty percent of the entities attacked go out of business within 6 months.

A cyber threat is the possibility of an attack.

A cyber risk is an estimate of the possible losses associated with the threat. For instance, compromise of private health information (PHI) is a cyber threat for healthcare-related businesses. The associated cyber risk is the probability that a data compromise will occur and that there will be lost revenues due to downtime and damage to reputation.

A firewall sits between a local computer or network and the Internet. Its access lists filter inbound and outbound traffic according to rules an admin or user sets. Firewalls are not 100% effective however. They must be checked often and cybersecurity providers may do penetration testing to determine their effectiveness.

Business email compromise (BEC) that results in wire transfer fraud and ransomware are the two most prevalent (and critical) threats facing SMBs and organizations.

With BEC, attackers gain access to email servers at a business and monitor all traffic to gather personal information. After spending some time (perhaps months) to learn the ins and outs of the business’ finances, they compromise a payment using the personal information they found. This relies on deception regarding account numbers and transfers.

Ransomware is malware (malicious software) that involves compromise of a network, encryption of the organization’s operating systems and data, and subsequent demand of a ransom to decrypt the systems and data. The threat actors usually ask victims for payment (ranging from the hundreds to millions of dollars) using cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin. Convincing phishing emails are one of the means of attack (vectors) that ransomware begins with. Ransomware criminals now rely on impressive services such as 24/7 tech support and trained negotiators. Unprotected backups are frequently targeted and recovery then becomes more difficult.

With over 90% of cyberattacks being due to user error, education for employees and partners can help to prevent attacks. Training should be regular and will create greater cyber awareness at your organization. It will also help minimize internal threats.

One such area for education is for dealing with phishing emails. With 85% of all email being spam (i.e. marketing or malware), user training to recognize and avoid clicking is of utmost importance. Part of “cyber hygiene” involves safe practices while web browsing, emailing, texting, or other online communication.

Cybersecurity providers should build your defenses using defense-in-depth–the layering of security technology and processes that overlap and work in concert. If one layer fails, another takes its place, making an attack more challenging. One layer is systems that are patched and hardened and therefore less likely a door into your network. Employee education also serves as a layer.

Cloud services are flexible, scalable and less expensive, but their data, user credentials, and login technologies can also be compromised.

Mobile device attacks are also increasing, mainly through infected apps, compromised WiFi hotspots and also SIM swap attacks.

Symptoms include:
Computer crashes and blue screens
Slow computer performance (could be adware or spyware)
Increased network traffic
Missing files/system files
Low or no storage available
Browser popups or extensions you do not recognize
Disabled malware protection
Unexpected behavior

Invest in Tech Kahunas’ cyber services and we will provide 24/7 monitoring for your SMB or organization in order to respond to security incidents in a timely manner.
We will also:
1. Install anti-malware software on all systems
2. Use hardware and software firewalls
3. Secure your routers
4. Apply updates and patches when they are released
5. Set strong passwords as a requirement for all employees and enable 2-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication
6. Encrypt data and devices
7. Require airgapped backups
8. Run regular defrag and clean up on all systems

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