Cybersecurity

  • 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

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    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

  • Seminar & Panel Discussion: “Security Transformation and Cyber Risk Management”

    Cyber threats are ever evolving and our organizations must constantly adjust to the new threat environment. Security protection used to start (and often end) with firewalls to create an impenetrable outside that would not let anyone or anything in. After several breaches, however, this mindset shifted from no longer having a “hard coated outside and a soft delicious inside,” to the next evolution of comprehensive vulnerability management. 2017 was an … Read More

  • Jacquelyn Schneider on Story in the Public Square

    The future of warfare & unmanned systems with Jacquelyn Schneider

    Air Dates: March 17-18, 2018 The intermingling of traditional and emerging security challenges demands fresh thinking from a new generation of scholars and practitioners—guest Jacquelyn Schneider tells us that some of those new thinkers and new soldiers will not look like their predecessors. Schneider is a graduate of Columbia University, an Air Force veteran, and now, an assistant professor at the U.S. Naval War College whose scholastic expertise includes cybersecurity … Read More

  • Timothy Edgar on Story in the Public Square

    Timothy Edgar on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: February 10-11, 2018 When Patrick Henry stood up in the Virginia House of Burgesses and said, “Give me liberty, or give me death,” he crystallized for all time the critical tension between security of the state and the desire of all people to breathe free. Guest, Timothy Edgar, has worked to help resolve those tensions at the National Security Agency and in the White House of President Barack … Read More

  • Data Privacy Day Champion

    Pell Center Champions Data Privacy Day 2018

    For the third year in a row, the Pell Center is participating in Data Privacy Day (DPD) – an international effort held annually on Jan. 28 to raise awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. The event commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981 signing of Convention 108 – the first legally binding international treaty dealing with these issues. DPD champions recognize and support the principle that all organizations share … Read More

  • The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) and Beyond — Understanding the threats you face is the key to effective cybersecurity

    Most organizations find keeping up with the changing cyber threat landscape tough. The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is a widely respected report that provides detailed information on the threats organizations face and how they can mitigate them.  There are lots of misconceptions about IT security, and the DBIR is a fantastic resource to improve understanding of what’s really going on and help organizations spend their security dollars more wisely. Where many other reports … Read More

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