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NORMAND DUQUETTE, far right, senior vice president if Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc., moderates the opening panel during the PBN Cybersecurity and Tech Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday. He is joined by, from left, Douglas Tondreau, associate professor of computer science at Johnson & Wales University; Rick Norberg, CEO of Vertika6; Robby Gulri, a solutions engineering leader at RapidScale, Cox Communications subsidiary; and Linn F. Freedman, attorney and chair of data privacy and cybersecurity at Robinson & Cole LLP. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN Summit: Cybercriminals rapidly growing more sophisticated, organized

WARWICK – Traditional antivirus software and occasional reminders to employees to watch out for strange emails just won’t hack it for businesses looking to...

Defense not enough in cybersecurity

As New England Patriots fans know, it’s not enough to have a good defense to consistently win. The same is true in the business...
LISA SHORR, far right, Secure Future Tech Solutions vice president, speaks during the PBN Cybersecurity Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday afternoon. She is joined during one of the panel discussions by, from left, Jason Albuquerque, Envision Technology Advisors LLC chief operating officer; Linn F. Freedman, certified information privacy professional and U.S. chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP; Doug White, professor of cybersecurity and networking at Roger Williams University; Shakour A. Aubuzneid, professor of cybersecurity and networking and incoming program director at RWU; and Eric Shorr, Secure Future Tech president. Standing is PBN Editor Michael Mello. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

‘Thinking like a hacker,’ ROI benefits highlighted at PBN Cybersecurity Summit

PROVIDENCE – In the past five years, the U.S. has logged more than 2.6 million cybersecurity-related complaints, costing a total of $18.8 million in...
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...
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,”...

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...
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...
BEING PROACTIVE: Panelists at the 2018 PBN Cybersecurity Summit, held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Oct. 11, discuss ways companies can prepare for and prevent cyberattacks and hackers. From left: Jeffrey Ziplow, cybersecurity risk assessment partner for BlumShapiro; Francesca Spidalieri, senior fellow for cyber leadership at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University; and Jason Farmer, senior solution manager for RiskSense.
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Train, anticipate to thwart hackers

Cyberthreats are continuing to grow, despite the significant efforts made over the past year to educate both business sectors and the public about ways...
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