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SOFIA RICCIARDI, foreground, a sophomore electrical engineering student at the University of Connecticut, tests out the wind tunnel at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport. / COURTESY NUWC

URI students tour, learn about NUWC Newport careers

NEWPORT – About 30 University of Rhode Island and University of Connecticut engineering students toured and listened in on a panel discussion during a...
SEN JACK .F. REED announce $3 million was included for Rhode Island election secuirty in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill. / COURTESY OFFICE OF JACK REED

Reed announces $3M for election security

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Jack F. Reed announced $3 million to help Rhode Island secure election equipment, defend voting systems from cyberattacks and bolster election...
RESULTS FROM VERIZON'S 2018 Mobile Security Index show 32 percent of the 600 companies surveyed admit to opting for improving business performance over mobile security.

Study: Businesses prioritize performance over mobile data security

PROVIDENCE – New survey results from Verizon’s 2018 Mobile Security Index show that almost a of organizations across multiple industries admit they’ve sacrificed cybersecurity...
RICHARD SIEDZIK is the director of information security and planning at Bryant University. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Five Questions With: Richard Siedzik

Bryant University recently hosted a cybersecurity panel discussion for businesses. The goal was to get conversations going on organizations’ readiness and/or vulnerabilities – with...

Report: R.I. among 11 states to receive highest grade for elections...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is among 11 states receiving the highest grade for elections security in a new report by the Center for American...
RICK LEMIEUX, certified information technology professional, co-founder and chief revenue officer of itSM Solutions in South Carolina, will be one of the featured panel members at Bryant University’s cybersecurity breakfast discussion on Feb. 23. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University to host panel discussion on cybersecurity

SMITHFIELD – The Executive Development Center at Bryant University will hold a cybersecurity panel discussion breakfast on Friday, Feb. 23, with three experts offering...
BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE will host a cybersecurity focus group in Fall River on Feb. 15.

Companies wanted for Fall River cybersecurity focus group

FALL RIVER – Bristol Community College is seeking area businesses to participate in a cybersecurity focus group, as it plans a new cybersecurity degree...
COLIN A. COLEMAN, a partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP in Providence, chairs the firm’s Cyber Liability and Data Security division. / COURTESY PARTRIDGE SNOW & HAHN LLP

Five Questions With: Colin A. Coleman

According to The Global Risks Report 2018 by the World Economic Forum, 64 percent of all malicious phishing emails sent in 2017 contained malware....


Does your company have protections in place to prevent a cyberattack? Yes 75% No 25% Has your company experienced a cyberattack in any form? Yes 57.14% No 42.86% Does your...
CITRIN COOPERMAN CEO Joel Cooperman called the company's Qualified Security Assessor designation proof of its comprehensive cybersecurity services. / COURTESY CITRIN COOPERMAN

Citrin Cooperman certifies as Qualified Security Assessor

PROVIDENCE – Tax and business advisory firm Citrin Cooperman, which has offices in Providence, has been certified as a Qualified Security Assessor company by the...

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