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CYBER SOLUTIONS: Linn Foster Freedman, right, a partner with Robinson+Cole, looks on as Jeff Ziplow, center, ­cybersecurity risk assessment officer with BlumShapiro, answers a question during the PBN Cybersecurity Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Oct. 31. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SKORSKI

Panel: Protect data before it is too late

The cybersecurity breach of Equifax this past spring, which unloosed the personal financial and identity information of 145 million Americans, “was a game changer,”...

How to tighten your company’s cybersecurity

The Equifax hack generated headlines because it was huge – compromising vital personal information of potentially 145 million Americans – and forcing the retirement...
MAJOR CONCERN: Grafton “Cap” Willey IV, managing director of Providence-based CBIZ Tofias Inc., talks with Tax Manager Suzanne Jalbert. Willey says the threat of cyberattacks is especially concerning to accounting firms because they deal with personal information all the time. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Accounting firms spending on tech, staff to protect against cyberattacks

Major cyberattacks are habitual reminders to most business owners that cybersecurity is vitally important. The feeling is especially acute among accountants, who often maintain highly...
CYBERSECURITY AND DATA-DEFENSE company CyberScout recently announced the new CyberScout HQ marketplace, where consumers, employers and insurers can find products and services related to identity management, privacy and cybersecurity. / COURTESY CYBERSCOUT

CyberScout announces new cyber-protection marketplace

PROVIDENCE – CyberScout, a cybersecurity and data-defense company headquartered in Providence, on Tuesday announced the new CyberScout HQ marketplace, where consumers, employers and insurers...
CITIZENS FINANCIAL Group Inc. is the Providence-based parent company of Citizens Bank, the largest Rhode Island-based bank. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KELVIN MA

Citizens Bank offers tips for Cyber Security Awareness Month

PROVIDENCE – To mark Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, Citizens Bank has offered eight tips for handling email. “Handling email can be a challenge...
John E. Ottaviani

Medium and small businesses are big targets for cyberattacks

How can anyone not be aware of cybersecurity? Reports of large-scale data breaches, hacking and cyberattacks appear in the media almost daily. Phishing and...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS has partnered with the Advanced Cyber Security Center of Boston to establish a Cybersecurity Education and Training Consortium, which aims to promote academic programming in cybersecurity to meet the needs of Massachusetts employers. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS

UMass, Advanced Cyber Security Center form cybersecurity consortium

BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts has announced the formation of a Cybersecurity Education and Training Consortium, a joint initiative in collaboration with the...
ERIC F. BRONSON is the dean of the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Five Questions With: Eric F. Bronson

Eric F. Bronson, Roger Williams University dean of the School of Justice Studies as of July, worked as the director of criminal justice and...

Weighing the risks and benefits of the Internet of Things

Waking up for the workday, you walk into the kitchen to see a fresh cup of coffee that has been programmed to brew based...
JASON ALBUQUERQUE is the first chief information security officer for Carousel Industries of North America Inc. / COURTESY CAROUSEL INDUSTRIES OF NORTH AMERICA INC.

Five Questions With: Jason Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque is the newly appointed chief information security officer at Carousel Industries of North America Inc., a new position created to streamline Carousel’s...

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