Cyber Attacks

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    Adam Segal on “Story in the Public Square,” October 28, 2017

    For more than 20 years, experts have warned about a “digital-Pearl Harbor” when the West’s dependence on information technology would be exploited at great cost and peril.  Adam Segal argues that the reality of the cyber threat has proven more complex and dangerous than expected. Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the … Read More

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    ‘WannaCry’ Ransomware Attack was a Wake-up Call: Picks of the Week

      New WannaCry Cyber Attack Could Target Tens of Thousands of Home Computers | Newsweek Hacking Attack Has Security Experts Scrambling to Contain Fallout | The New York Times Services Interrupted as Hospitals Push Fixes to WannaCry Ransomware Exploit | Forbes Governments, companies, and security experts from around the world raced to contain the fallout from last week’s audacious global cyberattack amid fears that if they did not succeed, data … Read More

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    Hacking the Election

    “Four decades ago, breaking into the files of the Democratic National Committee meant burglarizing the headquarters at the Watergate hotel. Today’s spies and saboteurs can breach the DNC’s computer network far more quietly … [and] the DNC breach may not be the last hack of the 2016 election season.” – WIRED In recent years, state-sponsored hackers and proxies have breached targets from the White House to the State Department to … Read More

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    It’s Time for Both Parties to Get Serious about Cybersecurity: Picks of the Week

      U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System from Cyberattacks | The New York Times Political Campaigns need Chief Information Security Officers | Passcode How to Hack the Election in 7 Minutes | Politico Magazine   In the wake of hacks that infiltrated the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and the Hillary Clinton campaign, in addition to the political fallout and the multiple warnings from cybersecurity experts … Read More

  • Picks of the Week: No Country in the Americas is Cyber Ready

      IDB and OAS urge Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen cybersecurity | Inter-American Development Bank Much of Latin America is Unprepared for Cyber Attacks – Report | Latin Post Cybersecurity Report 2016: Are We Ready in Latin America and the Caribbean? | CSIS A new report published this week by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS) called on countries in Latin America and the Caribbean … Read More

  • Pell Center Releases “State of the States on Cybersecurity” Report

    Eight States Lead the Rest in Cybersecurity Readiness New Pell Center study establishes benchmarks for state government in meeting the cyber threat Newport, R.I. — Eight U.S. states are leading the rest in cybersecurity readiness.  In a new report from the Pell Center at Salve Regina University, Senior Fellow Francesca Spidalieri reviews the efforts of state governments in California, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.  These states provide … Read More

  • Picks of the Week: Government Struggles with Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

    How the Story of Hillary Clinton’s Emails Has Changed | The New York Times AP Exclusive: Under Clinton, State’s Cybersecurity Suffered | Associated Press Teen Who Hacked CIA Director’s Email Tells How He Did It | Wired While Hillary Clinton continues to face scrutiny for her email practices and the use of a private server during her tenure as Secretary of State, other government officials have recently had other problems … Read More

  • Picks of the Week: As One World Leader Leaves the Nation’s Capital, Another Arrives

    Same (Red) Carpet, Different Climate Conflict Flavors Obama’s Meeting With Chinese Leader | New York Times Full Transcript: Interview With Chinese President Xi Jinping | The Wall Street Journal A President and A Pope Head to Washington | The Washington Post Two prominent world leaders—Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping—are in Washington DC on official state visits this week, and although both leaders will be afforded red-carpet treatment they … Read More

  • The Real Cost of Not Implementing Cybersecurity Practices

    It’s no longer a matter of debate as to whether companies will be hacked or whether our critical infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attacks—we know that both things are true. But after a year of well-publicized hacks at Sony, Home Depot, Target, Anthem and others, many corporations have not improved their cybersecurity practices, properly trained their employees, or safeguarded sensitive consumer data—all of which would help bolster their cybersecurity posture. … Read More

  • Pell Center Panel Discussion Focuses on Cyber Information Sharing and Risk Management

    NEWPORT, RI—As part of the ongoing Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI), the Pell Center recently hosted a panel discussion on “Cyber Information Sharing: Examining a Risk Based Approach to choosing the right information sharing partners and policies.” The event brought together representatives from over 20 different organizations across the state and a world-class group of cyber experts. The panel included Ms. Ellen Giblin, Counsel at Locke Lord and Pell … Read More

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