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CYBER SPECIALISTS: Roger Williams University professor of cybersecurity Doug White, middle, speaks during a Q&A session at the end of Providence Business News’ 2022 Cybersecurity Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Oct. 6. At left is Linn F. Freedman, a certified information privacy professional and U.S. chair of data privacy and the cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP. At right is Shakour A. Abuzneid, a professor of cybersecurity and networking and incoming program director at RWU. 
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Panel: In fending off cyberattacks, prevention isn’t nearly enough

While common security measures can help companies and their employees avoid becoming victims of cybercrime, they aren’t foolproof, said Shakour A. Abuzneid, a professor...
LISA SHORR, far right, Secure Future Tech Solutions vice president, speaks during the PBN Cybersecurity Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday afternoon. She is joined during one of the panel discussions by, from left, Jason Albuquerque, Envision Technology Advisors LLC chief operating officer; Linn F. Freedman, certified information privacy professional and U.S. chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP; Doug White, professor of cybersecurity and networking at Roger Williams University; Shakour A. Aubuzneid, professor of cybersecurity and networking and incoming program director at RWU; and Eric Shorr, Secure Future Tech president. Standing is PBN Editor Michael Mello. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

‘Thinking like a hacker,’ ROI benefits highlighted at PBN Cybersecurity Summit

PROVIDENCE – In the past five years, the U.S. has logged more than 2.6 million cybersecurity-related complaints, costing a total of $18.8 million in...

Panelists say employees are liability with cybersecurity

A company’s best asset, its own employees, can be its worst enemy when it comes to cybersecurity, and training employees so they stay ahead...

Experts warn businesses to plan ahead for cybersecurity crisis

The effort to protect a company from cybercrime and recover from cyber intrusions extends well beyond the walls of the business, according to panelists...
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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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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