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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...
TOM DOYLE, right, cyber intelligence analyst from the FBI’s Boston field office, gave the keynote address at Wednesday's Cybersecurity Summit. At left is Joe Devine, executive director of the Tech Collective, a partner with Providence Business News in hosting the summit.

Is your company prepared to handle a cyberattack or related efforts...

The pandemic has seen a predictable surge in often costly cyberthefts and network intrusions targeting local companies. Tom Doyle, cyber intelligence analyst from the FBI’s...

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...
OPENING FOR HACKERS? The R.I. Board of Elections is studying whether modems added to voting machines in 2016 now represent a cybersecurity risk because they transmit encrypted data over the internet. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

As hackers advance, government, businesses must stay step ahead

In the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity, technological upgrades can quickly become outdated. And no government or business can afford to think they are too...
NEW BEDFORD'S municipal computer network was the target of a ransomware hack in July. The city is in the process of restoring all of its systems.

New Bedford reveals details of July computer systems hack

NEW BEDFORD – In early July the computer system for New Bedford was identified as being under a ransomware attack. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell...

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