Cyber Preparedness

  • 2020 Election Security: Threats, Strategies, & Solutions, Moderated by Francesca Spidalieri

    Election security is top of mind as we delve into the 2020 election cycle. From fighting fake news to preventing potential technical failures or cyberattacks on voter registration databases and voting equipment, to ensuring all voters have access to voting, the list of issues can seem overwhelming. This webinar will explore some of the key issues surrounding election security and discuss some actionable strategies and solutions to securing the integrity … Read More

  • Pell Center to Debut Virtual Cybersecurity Training at IRS Nationwide Tax Forum

    Newport, RI—For the third-consecutive year, the Pell Center will provide cybersecurity awareness training for tax preparation professionals at the annual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum–this year, in an advanced virtual session on the most pressing cyber threats to both individual tax preparers as well as small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the tax industry. The Pell Center’s presentations are made possible by a generous grant by the American Coalition for Taxpayer … Read More

  • Francesca Spidalieri

    Senior Fellow Leads Marathon Cybersecurity Awareness Month for the Pell Center

    November 8, 2017 Just off historic Bellevue Avenue, tucked away in a cozy corner cubicle of the Young Building, a powerhouse woman draws an international audience. From Europe, to our nation’s capital, to this city by the sea, Pell Center Senior Fellow Francesca Spidalieri is known for her expertise in cybersecurity. If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Francesca, you’re aware of her passion to educate people of all ages … Read More

  • Map of the United States with large lock in the center to represent cyber security

    As U.S. States Join Forces to Boost Cybersecurity, Federal Government Slashes U.S. Leadership in Cyberspace

    “38 Governors Sign ‘a Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity’” | Government Technology “Tillerson to Shut Cyber Office in State Department Reorganization” | Bloomberg “Top State Cyber Official to Exit, Leaving a Myriad Questions” | Politico Rhode Island recently hosted the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting, during which 38 state governors pledged to make cybersecurity a top priority and agreed to further develop statewide plans to enhance cybersecurity governance, prepare and defend their states from cyber incidents, … 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