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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth has been designated as a national center for academic excellence in cybersecurity specializing in cyber research from the U.S. National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

UMass Dartmouth designated as national center for excellence in cybersecurity

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced Monday that it has been designated as a national center for academic excellence in cybersecurity specializing...

RIHub launches Bridge to Israel program for Israeli tech startups

PROVIDENCE – Israeli tech startups looking to establish a United States presence will have a home in Providence, complete with a range of services...

Don’t ignore threat of ransomware

As if businesses don’t have enough to worry about in a pandemic, add a growing number of ransomware attacks to the list. Tom Doyle, an...
BEST PRACTICES: Panelists Jeffrey Ziplow, a partner at Blum, Shapiro & Co. P.C.; Cindy Lepore, vice president of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC.; and Linn F. Freedman, chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP, discuss the challenges of responding to a ransomware attack during the Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 7. PBN Editor Michael Mello moderated the discussion.

Summit: Companies at a loss to handle ransom threats

International cybercrime is rising dramatically, driven by sophisticated operatives holed up in places such as Russia and North Korea who use advanced technology and...
Robert Murphy

Murphy receives Superior Civilian Service Award from U.S. Navy

ROBERT MURPHY, a Portsmouth resident, was awarded the Department of the Navy’s Superior Civilian Service Award. The second-highest honorary civilian award bestowed by the...

Twin River Worldwide Holdings acquires Bally’s brand

LINCOLN – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. announced Oct. 13 that it has purchased the Bally’s brand, previously owned by Caesars Entertainment Inc. The Lincoln-based...
TOM DOYLE, right, cyber intelligence analyst from the FBI’s Boston field office, gave the keynote address at Wednesday's Cybersecurity Summit. At left is Joe Devine, executive director of the Tech Collective, a partner with Providence Business News in hosting the summit.

Is your company prepared to handle a cyberattack or related efforts...

The pandemic has seen a predictable surge in often costly cyberthefts and network intrusions targeting local companies. Tom Doyle, cyber intelligence analyst from the FBI’s...

Arden Building Cos. introduces 6 new company websites

PAWTUCKET – Arden Building Cos. has a new website, as does each company in its family of companies: Arden Engineering Constructors, Corporate Mechanical of...
BY THE FIRE: 15 Point Road Restaurant in Portsmouth turned on the outdoor heaters in the first weekend of October. Proprietors Sean and Carly Smith said the heaters arrived after being on back order for months. / COURTESY 15 POINT ROAD RESTAURANT

Dining Out: Naysayers may be wrong

Under normal circumstances, the restaurant industry can be tremendously exciting. Every night is a performance and a roll of the dice. Will our place...
TOM DOYLE, right, cyber intelligence analyst from the FBI’s Boston field office, gave the keynote address at Wednesday's Cybersecurity Summit. At left is Joe Devine, executive director of the Tech Collective, a partner with Providence Business News in hosting the summit.

PBN Cybersecurity Summit: Attacks skyrocketing; intruders more skillful

PROVIDENCE – International cybercriminals have leapt on vulnerabilities aggravated by the pandemic to supercharge their ransomware, phishing and other attacks, raising the frequency of...

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