Cybersecurity Initiative

  • Senior Fellow contributes to international publication on countries’ Cyber Readiness

    Pell Center Senior Fellow Francesca Spidalieri provided extensive research and analysis for a new international publication on countries’ cyber readiness levels and the practical steps national leaders can take to protect their increasingly interconnected society and digital economy. Newport, R.I. – The “Cyber Readiness Index 2.0, A Plan for Cyber Readiness: A Baseline and an Index,” published by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS), examines 125 countries and evaluates … 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

  • The Pell Center declares its Cyber Awareness for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Picks of the Week: Cybersecurity Awareness Month at the Pell Center

    National Cyber Security Awareness Month Kicks Off In Nation’s Capital | PR Newswire Presidential Proclamation – National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2015 | The White House Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission Report Delivers Plan to Enhance Cybersecurity Efforts Statewide and Nationally | Rhode Island Office of the Governor October marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month, in which citizens and businesses alike are encouraged to learn more about online safety and information security … Read More

  • Roger Cressey speaks about cybersecurity at the Pell Center.

    Pell Center Lecture Discusses U.S Government and Private Sector Cybersecurity Efforts, the Impacts of the NIST Framework

    NEWPORT, R.I.—The Pell Center hosted a major cybersecurity lecture this month that featured Roger Cressey, an internationally known cybersecurity expert and counterterrorism analyst with NBC News, and Kiersten Todt, President and Managing Partner of Liberty Group Ventures, LLC. Over 50 senior leaders representing Rhode Island’s private and public sectors took part in the event to discuss cyber risk management and the impacts of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s … Read More

  • Cybersecurity Leader Ellen Marie Giblin Joins Pell Center Fellows Program

    NEWPORT, R.I. —The Pell Center today announced the addition of Ellen Marie Giblin to its team of cybersecurity professionals. Giblin, who is Counsel in the Boston office of the national law firm, Locke Lord LLP, is a recognized expert on global privacy and data protection as well as cyber breach response.  She will be a Cybersecurity Leadership adjunct fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. “Ellen … Read More

  • Pell Center Fellows Provide Important Contribution to a New Publication on Cybersecurity Workforce Management

    NEWPORT, RI— Pell Center fellows Francesca Spidalieri and Sean Kern contributed insights and recommendations to the Council on CyberSecurity’s most recent publication, entitled “Cybersecurity Workforce Handbook: A Practical Guide to Managing Your Workforce.” The Workforce Handbook was produced by an expert panel convened by the Council on CyberSecurity, of which Spidalieri and Kern are members. The Council on CyberSecurity supports workforce refinement, management, and development at both the individual and … Read More

  • Pell Center Seminar Provides Small and Medium-Size Businesses with Practical Solutions to Fend Off Cyber Attacks

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The Pell Center, in collaboration with CAI Managed IT, recently hosted a seminar on “Cybersecurity and Your Business: Security Strategies for SMBs.” The event, part of the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI), brought together representatives from over 20 different organizations across the state to explore cybersecurity and business continuity solutions for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs).     Securing a business against increasingly sophisticated … Read More

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    Upcoming Seminar | Cybersecurity and Corporate Leadership: Connecting the Server Room and the Board Room

    The RI Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative is ready to kick off this year’s cybersecurity event series with the seminar “Cybersecurity and Corporate Leadership: Connecting the Server Room and the Board Room.” Mr. Steve Katz, the world’s first Chief Information Office (CIO), will lead this seminar. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 14, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Pell Center. A networking breakfast will precede the seminar at … Read More

  • Verizon Foundation Supports Cybersecurity Initiative for RI Businesses

    Pell Center at Salve Regina University to Use Grant to Support Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative Newport, RI — The Pell Center has received a grant from the Verizon Foundation to strengthen cybersecurity in Rhode Island’s corporate community. The $15,000 grant will support the Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI) during the 2014-2015 academic year. “The headlines over the last year alone underscore the reality that information security is an executive … 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

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