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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. 

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...
CRIMINAL MINDSET: Lisa A. Shorr, left, vice president at Secure Future Tech Solutions, and Eric M. Shorr, Secure Future Tech president, say cyber wrongdoers often take advantage of habits that office workers think are harmless. 

PBN Summit: Best protection might come from thinking like hackers

Desktop computers left logged in over the weekend. Laptops and flash drives left unattended on desks. Sticky notes with email and system logins stuck...
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...

PBN Cybersecurity Summit to be held Oct. 7

PROVIDENCE – The PBN Cybersecurity Virtual Summit will be held on Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The virtual summit, held in partnership...
BEST PRACTICES: Panelists Jeffrey Ziplow, a partner at Blum, Shapiro & Co. P.C.; Cindy Lepore, vice president of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC.; and Linn F. Freedman, chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP, discuss the challenges of responding to a ransomware attack during the Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 7. PBN Editor Michael Mello moderated the discussion.

Summit: Companies at a loss to handle ransom threats

International cybercrime is rising dramatically, driven by sophisticated operatives holed up in places such as Russia and North Korea who use advanced technology and...

PBN 2020 Cybersecurity Summit to take place Oct. 7

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Business News 2020 Cybersecurity Summit will take place on Oct. 7 at 9 a.m., featuring keynote speaker Tom Doyle, a...

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...
PANELISTS AT PBN'S Cybersecurity Summit Friday said, among other topics, that a company's employees are a liability when it comes to cybersecurity. Above, from left to right, Panelists Eric, Shorr, Cindy Lepore, Colin Coleman, Jason Albuquerque, Francesca Spadlieri, Jeffery Ziplow and Moderator Doug White. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Panelists at PBN Cybersecurity Summit say employees are liability regarding cybersecurity

WARWICK – A company’s best asset, its own employees, can be its worst enemy when it comes to cybersecurity and employees being properly trained...
THE PBN CYBERSECURITY Summit will be held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Oct. 11.

PBN summit to tackle cybersecurity

PROVIDENCE – The latest trends, threats and solutions in cybersecurity will be discussed on Friday, Oct. 11, at this year's PBN Cybersecurity Summit. The event...
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