Cybersecurity

  • Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity & Raising Cybersecurity Awareness within your Organization

    On the occasion of the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) – a far-reaching awareness campaign and education initiative led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – the Pell Center is partnering with Anomali, Tech Collective, and Tevora to offer a half-day conference on the growing market for cybersecurity jobs and the need to build a culture of cybersecurity across organizations. The event will shine … Read More

  • NCSAM Champions

    Pell Center to Host Conference During National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Newport, RI – For the fourth year in a row, the Pell Center is supporting the annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) campaign as a NCSAM Champion Organization.  This national effort aims to raise public awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and share useful resources through social media and various events across the country. The Pell Center is partnering with Anomali, Tech Collective, and Tevora to offer a half-day … Read More

  • Securing Your Cloud Services – Clouds Can Rain, Bring an Umbrella

    Are your marketing and development teams recommending moving into the Cloud to increase efficiency, provide additional services to customers, and limit costs? Is moving your data and IT systems into the Cloud really the best solution for your organization? This Cloud security seminar will provide an overview of the different cloud services available in the marketplace, discuss why your organization may want to consider moving into the Cloud, and then … Read More

  • RI InfraGard Seminar

    Overcoming the Threats to Mass Destruction Join Infragard Rhode Island as we explore sustainability and recent regional terrorist threats to mass destruction. Every organization is challenged to sustain performance through critical events, yet many are chartered to serve during crisis. We’ll start September’s program by exploring the key elements which bring resiliency to your program. We’ll then follow by exploring the FBI Bomb Tech Program and the Operation Zero Patience … Read More

  • IRS TAX Forum 2018 Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

    IRS Training Thousands on Cybersecurity Best Practices with Help from Pell Center Experts

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The 2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are currently underway with educational sessions, training, and networking for tax professionals across the country. Hundreds of individual tax preparers attending the Forums are receiving dedicated cybersecurity training thanks to a three-year grant the Pell Center at Salve Regina University received from the American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights (ACTR) to devise and deliver these specific sessions. Pell Center Senior Fellow Francesca … Read More

  • Social Engineering Rhode Island

    Welcome to the first ever social engineering conference in Rhode Island! This conference will be held in partnership with Social Engineering Rhode Island and Salve Regina University’s Pell Center. This is a two-day conference that will have workshops on social engineering, open source intelligence gathering (OSINT) and ethical hacking. We also have experts in the field of social engineering coming to talk about how the hackers use social engineering to get the … Read More

  • Senior Fellow Francesca Spidalieri

    What is the GDPR and What Does it Mean for Small Businesses?

    Picks of the Week Originally published on White Hawk.  The digital age has ushered new ways to think about privacy issues and any business that uses information and communications technologies (ICTs) and the internet to process, store, communicate, and share data can no longer ignore the risk of data breaches, privacy violations, hacking and other cybersecurity concerns. Indeed, cyber risks affect all industries and markets and can represent an existential … Read More

  • Social Engineering

    Pell Center to Host New England’s 1st Social Engineering Conference

    It’s not just computers getting hacked: people are getting hacked too. More than 70% of all data breaches in the last year involved phishing or some other type of social engineering.1 That means that one of the weakest links in computer security is, well, us. Hackers are using these social engineering techniques to get passwords, credit card data, patient data and other personal information that we all look to protect. … Read More

  • Seminar: “Pentesting in the Real World — Why does your organization need one?”

    Let’s face it, it’s terrible to hear someone call your baby ugly. In the context of keeping your network secure, that’s kind of what the suggestion of a pen-test feels like. Entire days, weeks, years, and even careers are spent dedicated to securing your organization’s IT infrastructure. You think the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed, but you still have that paranoid feeling – are the hackers still … Read More

  • Official seal for the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy

    Pell Center Receives Grant to Provide Cybersecurity Training to Tax Preparation Industry

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The Pell Center at Salve Regina University has received a three-year grant for more than $130,000 from the American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights (ACTR) to provide cybersecurity awareness and training to individual tax preparers during IRS Tax Forums across the country each year. In recent years, individual tax preparation professionals and smaller businesses with tax information have become a more attractive target of data breaches, cyber intrusions, … Read More

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