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Cyber Sessions: Ignore holiday risks … I triple dog dare you!

(Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment of a monthly column on the growing number of cyberthreats facing businesses of all sizes and what...
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...

Cyber Sessions: No more hiding from cybersecurity

(Editor’s note: A version of this column was first published on on Aug. 16.) As the speed of business and the rate of technology...

Cybersecurity must be part of company culture

Locking your front door on your way out is a mindless act, performed daily to protect your home and prevent break-ins. Yet there are...

CNE paychecks affected by ransomware attack on national vendor

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System is among dozens of large employers nationwide dealing with payroll disruptions caused by a ransomware attack on...

Sinclair hit by ransomware attack, TV stations disrupted

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates dozens of TV stations across the United States including WJAR-TV NBC 10, said Monday that some of its servers...
HIGH PROTECTION: Panelists discuss the importance of employee training in cybersecurity. Clockwise from top left: Jon Fredrickson, certified information security manager, chief risk officer/corporate affairs at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Cindy Lepore, vice president and client adviser, Marsh McLennan Agency LLC; Jason Albuquerque, chief operating officer at Envision Technology Advisors LLC; and Tony Faria, chief information security officer and security strategist for Consortium Networks. PBN Editor Michael Mello, bottom left, moderates.

PBN summit: In trying to repel cyber threats, companies can’t go...

Cybercriminals are getting ever more creative, flexible and greedy. To defend themselves, organizations of every kind and size must persuade employees and vendors of...

Envision Technology Advisors to host webinar to help businesses protect against...

PROVIDENCE – Envision Technology Advisors LLC Chief Operating Officer Jason Albuquerque will present the webinar “Protecting Your Business from a Ransomware Attack” on Aug....
FEDERAL AUTHORITIES, including the FBI are warning that there is currently a "an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and health care providers in the U.S. / AP FILE PHOTO/ JOSE LUIS MAGANA

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens U.S. health care system

BOSTON (AP) – Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the United States health care system designed...

Don’t ignore threat of ransomware

As if businesses don’t have enough to worry about in a pandemic, add a growing number of ransomware attacks to the list. Tom Doyle, an...
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