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Gorbea warns of imminent Russian cyberattacks on small businesses

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea said Tuesday that the state’s small businesses should beware of a Russian cyberattack that could...
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,”...

7 nonprofits receive $546K from feds for security upgrades

PROVIDENCE – Seven faith-related nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island have been given $546,710 in federal grants to upgrade their physical security to defend against...

Brown joins legal brief to block new federal visa rules

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five colleges, including Brown University, filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in California on Oct. 30 asking the court to...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of 25 colleges that filed Oct. 30 an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in California asking the court to block the federal government from implementing new rules that would restrict H-1B visa eligibility. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown joins legal brief to block new federal visa rules

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five colleges, including Brown University, filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in California on Oct. 30 asking the court to...

NEIT designated as national center of excellence in cyber defense education

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for...
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth has been designated as a national center for academic excellence in cybersecurity specializing in cyber research from the U.S. National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

UMass Dartmouth designated as national center for excellence in cybersecurity

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced Monday that it has been designated as a national center for academic excellence in cybersecurity specializing...

R.I. to receive $7.5M in federal grants to improve emergency response,...

PROVIDNECE – Rhode Island will receive $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help local government agencies and organizations to respond...
ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin joined an amicus brief supporting plaintiffs' efforts to seek a preliminary injunction to block a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security rule revoking temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Kilmartin joins amicus brief backing temporary protected status holders

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a multistate coalition in filing an amicus brief in the case Ramos v. Nielsen, supporting the...

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