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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...
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...

Despite threats, few walk off jobs over vaccines

Are workplace vaccine mandates prompting some employees to quit rather than get a shot? A hospital in Lowville, N.Y., for example, had to shut down...

Taking the lead

How often do you think your actions match your thoughts? Sometimes: 67% Always: 33% Never: 0% Do you judge your own actions similarly to how you judge others’...

Deadline to apply for Diversity & Inclusion Awards approaches

PROVIDENCE – The deadline to apply for PBN’s Diversity & Inclusion Awards program has been extended to Oct. 19. The program will honor companies and...
CYBERSECURITY SUMMIT KEYNOTE speaker Dan O'Day, director of Unit 42 by Palo Alto Networks, outlines how a recent ransomware attack against Kaseya, an information technology developer, played out over the Fourth of July weekend this year.

PBN Cybersecurity Summit: Ransom threats becoming ‘clear and present danger’

PROVIDENCE – Cybercriminals are becoming more lean, fast, abundant and strategic, and they are evolving from a nuisance to a “clear and present danger,”...

RIBBA, URI kick off leadership program for BIPOC professionals

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association and University of Rhode Island will next week kick off a program designed to advance senior...
PLENTY OF PROJECTS: Jonathan Yaghjian, left, project manager, and Kurtis Quinn, a carpenter apprentice with Cranston-based Pariseault Builders Inc., work on the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House on the University of Rhode Island campus in South Kingstown. While many businesses were forced to close their doors 
for much of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pariseault continued to work on a number of multimillion-dollar projects. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Builders: Have work, will train

Although the COVID-19 pandemic kept many Rhode Islanders close to home for much of 2020, Pariseault Builders Inc. didn’t slow down. With construction deemed an...
Zane Allen
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Q&A Zane Allen

Zane Allen | Handles Unlimited CNC machinist/machine operator Zane Allen is a computer numerical control machinist/machine operator at custom handles, pulls and knobs manufacturer Handles...

Boosting morale

Has maintaining workplace morale been a problem for your company during the pandemic? Yes: 50% No: 50% Has your company taken steps to boost workplace morale among...

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