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CYBER SPECIALISTS: Roger Williams University professor of cybersecurity Doug White, middle, speaks during a Q&A session at the end of Providence Business News’ 2022 Cybersecurity Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Oct. 6. At left is Linn F. Freedman, a certified information privacy professional and U.S. chair of data privacy and the cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP. At right is Shakour A. Abuzneid, a professor of cybersecurity and networking and incoming program director at RWU. 

Panel: In fending off cyberattacks, prevention isn’t nearly enough

While common security measures can help companies and their employees avoid becoming victims of cybercrime, they aren’t foolproof, said Shakour A. Abuzneid, a professor...
CRIMINAL MINDSET: Lisa A. Shorr, left, vice president at Secure Future Tech Solutions, and Eric M. Shorr, Secure Future Tech president, say cyber wrongdoers often take advantage of habits that office workers think are harmless. 

PBN Summit: Best protection might come from thinking like hackers

Desktop computers left logged in over the weekend. Laptops and flash drives left unattended on desks. Sticky notes with email and system logins stuck...

Cyber Sessions: No more hiding from cybersecurity

(Editor’s note: A version of this column was first published on on Aug. 16.) As the speed of business and the rate of technology...

Cybersecurity must be part of company culture

Locking your front door on your way out is a mindless act, performed daily to protect your home and prevent break-ins. Yet there are...

Fidelity adds enhanced cybersecurity protection for wealth management clients

PROVIDENCE – A division of Fidelity Investments Inc. recently debuted a new cybersecurity offering for its wealth management business clients, according to a news...
FEDERAL AUTHORITIES, including the FBI are warning that there is currently a "an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and health care providers in the U.S. / AP FILE PHOTO/ JOSE LUIS MAGANA

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens U.S. health care system

BOSTON (AP) – Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the United States health care system designed...

Five Questions With: Jeremy Girard

The FBI just released a public service announcement to warn computer users about the latest in cybercrime. Checking for “https” and the lock icon...

Langevin secures $283K for statewide cybercrime hotline

PROVIDENCE – Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., has secured $282,600 in federal funding for a statewide cybercrime support and recovery hotline, which was launched...

Cybercrime and small business: How to address evolving threats

“Who’d go after a business like mine?” That’s a common misperception: that cyber thieves only go after big targets, such as Equifax Inc., the Pentagon...
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