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New law holds further ID theft protection for elders

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has announced a new layer of protection aimed at reducing the numbers of elder identity theft...

Magaziner uses state pension fund to push for corporate accountability

PROVIDENCE – In overseeing investments made through the state’s employee pension fund, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner isn’t just watching the stock markets.His office recently...

General Assembly passes bill banning fees for credit freezes

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation to prohibit consumer reporting agencies from charging consumers a fee for a credit freeze.The legislation (2018-S...

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...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin has issued additional tips for consumers to look out for fraudulent activity in the wake of the Equifax data breach. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Kilmartin provides additional consumer tips after Equifax breach

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has issued some additional tips for consumers to look out for fraudulent activity in the wake...
JASON ALBUQUERQUE has been appointed as the first chief information security officer for Carousel Industries. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Carousel Industries appoints first information-security executive

EXETER – Carousel Industries announced the appointment last week of Jason Albuquerque as the company’s first chief information security officer, a new role created...
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...
ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin warned Rhode Islanders to be vigilant with their credit lines follwing a massive data breach that exposed one-third of all Americans' personal data. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Kilmartin urges caution following Equifax data breach

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin addressed the Equifax Inc. data breach Friday, advising Rhode Island consumers to check and watch their...
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