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Online education could threaten students’ privacy

An online “proctor” who can survey a student’s home and manipulate the mouse on their computer as the student takes an exam. A remote-learning...
WELL-ROUNDED: NeQter Labs CEO Richard Astle says he learned the importance of hiring “people smarter than me” to offset his areas of weakness and strengthen the software company, which he said has had its best year ever in 2020. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

NeQter provides sweet solutions to protect companies from cyberattacks

That the “NeQter” in NeQter Labs is an abbreviated ­version of the term “network quantifier” is a play on words few outside the tech...
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...

NEIT designated as national center of excellence in cyber defense education

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for...
STAYING ALERT: Harvard University graduate student Maya James received an email from a political action committee that seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to check if you’re registered to vote. A little research indicated that it was a phishing scam.  / AP PHOTO/

Scammers exploiting passions over election

The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure you’re registered to...
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...
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...
SCREEN TIME: Mike Kelly, ­cybersecurity program director for the Community College of Rhode Island, performs a threat check. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

R.I. colleges try to satisfy cybersecurity demand

When the federal government started stepping up enforcement of cybersecurity requirements for agencies and contractors, McLaughlin Research Corp. was in a bind. The Middletown-based engineering...

Albuquerque named Tech Collective Board Member of the Year for 2019

PROVIDENCE – Tech Collective has named Jason Albuquerque as its 2019 Board Member of the Year. Albuquerque is chief information officer and chief security officer...

U.S. has a lot to lose with TikTok, WeChat ban

The Trump administration’s announced bans on Chinese-owned social media platforms TikTok and WeChat could have unintended consequences. The orders bar the apps from doing...

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