Cyber Leadership

  • Cybersecurity Risk, Political Polarization, and Return of al-Qaeda |Picks of the Week

    Cybersecurity as a Leadership Issue Exclusive: U.S. companies seek cyber experts for top jobs, board seats | Reuters If You Think Cybersecurity Is ‘Just an IT Problem,’ Prepare to Get Owned | NextGov Cyber Security Risk: Perception vs. Reality in Corporate America | Wired “High-profile data breaches such as the one at Target are injecting a new sense of urgency for U.S. companies to hire cybersecurity experts in newly elevated positions and … Read More

  • Introducing | “Picks of the Week” by the Pell Center Fellows

    Whether it’s cybersecurity or economics, the Pell Center fellows are highly active thought leaders in their fields. Starting this week, the Pell Center fellows will be sharing articles that caught their interest in their area of expertise: Cybersecurity Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain: Microsoft report analyzes impact of today’s decisions on future of global cybersecurity | WinBeta “It is fundamental to reflect on the relationship between cybersecurity and socio-economic conditions to … Read More

  • Pell Center Cybersecurity Conference Discusses Industrial Espionage and Cyber Counter Strikes

    NEWPORT, RI—Over 100 senior leaders representing Rhode Island’s private and public sectors, law enforcement, and academia gathered at the Pell Center on May 20, 2014 to participate in a two-hour panel discussion on “Cybersecurity and Cyber Counter Strikes: Concepts and Laws.” The event brought together internationally renowned experts and cybersecurity practitioners to discuss numerous key cyber-operation concepts, including the legal implications of active defense, cyber-countermeasures vis-a-vis the Tallinn Manual, and how “privatized cyber counter strikes” may … Read More

  • Upcoming Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity and Cyber Counter Strikes: Concepts and Laws

    “Hacking back” techniques–engaging in cyber intrusions on the initial adversary–are becoming increasingly appealing to companies that wish to identify and expose hackers, and potentially cripple the operations of cyber attackers. Companies employing these techniques, however, need to consider potential legal exposure and ethical issues, and be mindful that these activities may incite hackers frustrated with such countermeasures to hit even harder. This panel discussion will review current international and domestic thinking and their relationship to … Read More

  • Pell Center Cybersecurity Awareness Seminar Teaches Companies How To Foster A Cyber-Aware Culture

    NEWPORT, R.I.—The Pell Center hosted a cybersecurity awareness seminar on April 22 in collaboration with New England’s premier electricity and gas utility company, National Grid, as part of its ongoing Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative. This particular seminar focused on how effective security strategies within a company—not merely cybersecurity awareness—can help bolster overall cybersecurity by changing internal culture and attitudes towards cyber threats. In other words, companies from start-ups to … Read More

  • Pell Center Lecture Explores Central Issues and Characters of Cybersecurity

    NEWPORT, R.I. — Last night, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution, Peter W. Singer, discussed his latest book “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know” and took his captivated audience on a fascinating tour of the central issues and characters of cybersecurity. The event was part of the ongoing Pell Center lecture series on Cyber Leadership. “A generation ago, ‘cyberspace’ was … Read More

  • Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs To Know

    A generation ago, “cyberspace” was just a term from science fiction, used to describe the nascent network of computers linking a few university labs. Today, our entire modern way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet. And the cybersecurity issues that result challenge literally everyone: politicians wrestling with everything from cybercrime to online freedom; generals protecting the nation from new forms of attack, while … Read More

  • Newport Daily News: “Focus on Cybersecurity”

    NEWPORT, R.I. The Newport Daily News reported on the Pell Center’s National Cybersecurity Framework panel discussion held on Tuesday, March 11. Representative Jim Langevin (Dem., RI) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Dem., RI) attended the panel discussion and gave keynote addresses:  Agents of foreign governments  and businesses tap into U.S. computer  systems and help themselves to product specifications and other information  that helps businesses in their countries  compete on the world market, … Read More

  • Pell Center Cybersecurity Panel Conveys National Leaders to Discuss Measures to Protect Networks and Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attacks

    NEWPORT, RI – Over 100 senior leaders representing Rhode Island’s private industry, public agencies, law enforcement, and universities gathered at the Pell Center on March 10, 2014 to participate in a two-hour panel discussion on “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity: The National Cybersecurity Framework and Beyond.” The event was the first event of its kind hosted in New England since the release of the National Cybersecurity Framework on February 12, 2014, … Read More

  • Improving Cybersecurity for Companies in Rhode Island: A Path Forward

    NEWPORT, R.I. — The first RI Corporate Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise, held at the Pell Center on October 9th, was a major event for cybersecurity in a small state. Many industry leaders attended the exercise demonstrating their commitment to cybersecurity and their desire to build upon existing informal relationships to improve the overall security posture of the RI private sector. Today, the Pell Center released the After Action Report (AAR) compiled … Read More

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