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PROVIDENCE EQUITY PARTNERS has invested in the California-based education technology company Seesaw Learning Inc.

Providence Equity invests in Calif.-based classroom technology platform company

PROVIDENCE – Providence Equity Partners had invested in the San Francisco company Seesaw Learning Inc., the two organizations announced Friday. Seesaw Learning is a software-as-a-service...

Five Questions With: Eric M. Shorr

Perhaps the most basic cybersecurity barrier is the password. We all have so many that it’s tempting to use the same one across devices...

Tech-enabled laundry service HappyNest sees growth with partners, hires

EAST GREENWICH – Tech-enabled laundry pickup and delivery service HappyNest saw record growth in 2021, the company reports, servicing almost 7,000 customers each month...

Sinclair hit by ransomware attack, TV stations disrupted

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates dozens of TV stations across the United States including WJAR-TV NBC 10, said Monday that some of its servers...

Raimondo out to save U.S. jobs, 1 computer chip at a...

WASHINGTON (AP) – Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo only wears watches made by Bulova — a company that laid off her scientist father, closed its...
ALL THE ANGLES: Dan O’Day, director of Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks, speaks remotely at the Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 7 about the ways hackers are extorting businesses globally. The summit, hosted by PBN and the Tech Collective, was a virtual event.

Whose responsibility is it to combat cyberthreats at your company?

Cyber intrusions and attacks on businesses of all sizes continue to grow, according to panelists who participated in an Oct. 7 Cybersecurity Summit co-hosted...

Cyberattacks too costly to ignore

During any economic crisis a company’s first priority is survival. So, it may be understandable that some businesses started worrying a little less about...
HIGH PROTECTION: Panelists discuss the importance of employee training in cybersecurity. Clockwise from top left: Jon Fredrickson, certified information security manager, chief risk officer/corporate affairs at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Cindy Lepore, vice president and client adviser, Marsh McLennan Agency LLC; Jason Albuquerque, chief operating officer at Envision Technology Advisors LLC; and Tony Faria, chief information security officer and security strategist for Consortium Networks. PBN Editor Michael Mello, bottom left, moderates.

PBN summit: In trying to repel cyber threats, companies can’t go...

Cybercriminals are getting ever more creative, flexible and greedy. To defend themselves, organizations of every kind and size must persuade employees and vendors of...
OUT-OF-OFFICE ISSUES: Panelists at the Cybersecurity Summit discuss how to keep a secure system while employees are working remotely. Clockwise from top left: Anthony Siravo, chief information security officer at Lifespan Corp.; Daniel Andrea, a partner and director of information systems at Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd.; Linn Freedman, chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP; moderator Eric Shorr, president of Secure Future Tech Solutions; and John Sullivan, executive vice president and chief information officer at BankNewport.

Weak points caused by remote work can be fortified

With a larger remote workforce comes more opportunities for cybercriminals to steal sensitive data. But amid a rise in attacks, businesses need to put...

Our love-hate Facebook relationship

When Facebook was down for most of the day on Oct. 4, did you miss it, were you relieved or some of both? Social scientists have...

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