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FURTHER STUDY: Patrick DaSilva, a computer engineer at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, is studying electrical engineering and computer science, with a concentration in embedded systems security, as a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
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Colleges upgrade courses, as cybersecurity job market heats up

In recent years, colleges and universities across Rhode Island have upgraded their cybersecurity course offerings, but reports show schools can’t pump out cyber-trained students...
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...
DOUG WHITE, the chair of Cybersecurity and Networking at Roger Williams University, says data breaches like the one at Equifax will continue to happen "until constituents and businesses go down there with the torches out, saying 'the monster’s loose and we want something done.' " / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU expert sees need for more regulation after Equifax breach

PROVIDENCE – In the wake of a data breach at consumer credit-reporting giant Equifax, in which the private information of 143 million Americans may...
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Five Questions With: Doug White

Doug White is the chair of Cybersecurity and Networking at Roger Williams University and the co-host of the Secure Digital Life (securityweekly.com) podcast. White...
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