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THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND has been added to the National Science Foundation’s CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program.

URI named to National Science Foundation’s CyberCorps program; will award scholarships...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island announced Thursday that it is one of six universities across the U.S. being added to the...

Langevin targets cybersecurity risk at Feb. 22 online manufacturing workshop

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, Polaris MEP and Vertikal6 Inc. will host a free virtual workshop on Feb. 22, “Manufacturing Cybersecurity: A...

KMS Solutions, LLC Awarded $50.8 Million Support Services Contract for Program...

On January 25, 2021, KMS Solutions, LLC was awarded a $50.8 million, five-year contract to provide Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Technical Assistance (SETA)...

Five Questions With: Rebecca Chhim

A senior scientist and technical manager, Rebecca Chhim has been named director of Cybersecurity Undersea Warfare Combat System Integration for Submarines and Undersea Warfare...

Five Questions With: Matt Cullina

Identity protection, identity-theft recovery and breach-services company CyberScout has staff members in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Matt Cullina, executive vice president of strategic partnerships...

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/
MICHAEL DWYER

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...

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