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NORMAND DUQUETTE, far right, senior vice president if Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc., moderates the opening panel during the PBN Cybersecurity and Tech Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday. He is joined by, from left, Douglas Tondreau, associate professor of computer science at Johnson & Wales University; Rick Norberg, CEO of Vertika6; Robby Gulri, a solutions engineering leader at RapidScale, Cox Communications subsidiary; and Linn F. Freedman, attorney and chair of data privacy and cybersecurity at Robinson & Cole LLP. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN Summit: Cybercriminals rapidly growing more sophisticated, organized

WARWICK – Traditional antivirus software and occasional reminders to employees to watch out for strange emails just won’t hack it for businesses looking to...
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...
OUT-OF-OFFICE ISSUES: Panelists at the Cybersecurity Summit discuss how to keep a secure system while employees are working remotely. Clockwise from top left: Anthony Siravo, chief information security officer at Lifespan Corp.; Daniel Andrea, a partner and director of information systems at Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd.; Linn Freedman, chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP; moderator Eric Shorr, president of Secure Future Tech Solutions; and John Sullivan, executive vice president and chief information officer at BankNewport.

Weak points caused by remote work can be fortified

With a larger remote workforce comes more opportunities for cybercriminals to steal sensitive data. But amid a rise in attacks, businesses need to put...
CYBERSECURITY SUMMIT KEYNOTE speaker Dan O'Day, director of Unit 42 by Palo Alto Networks, outlines how a recent ransomware attack against Kaseya, an information technology developer, played out over the Fourth of July weekend this year.

PBN Cybersecurity Summit: Ransom threats becoming ‘clear and present danger’

PROVIDENCE – Cybercriminals are becoming more lean, fast, abundant and strategic, and they are evolving from a nuisance to a “clear and present danger,”...

Pell Center holds cybersecurity forum for tax preparers virtually due to...

NEWPORT – The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University is holding its IRS Nationwide Tax Forum virtually this...

Hackers targeting municipalities, states

A recent cybertheft of $4.2 million from the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System and resulting FBI probe has the attention of Rhode Island and...
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