Cybersecurity

  • Pell Center Hosts Election Security Summit

    Newport, R.I. – The Pell Center hosted the second election security summit for Rhode Island (RI) Secretary of the State Nellie Gorbea on Friday, October 25th.  The event featured expert speakers from the RI Board of Elections, National Guard, RI State Police, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  RI Congressman Jim Langevin, Pell Center’s Executive Director Jim Ludes and Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership Francesca Spidalieri also addressed state election … Read More

  • Pell Center Hosts Half-Day Joint Cybersecurity Awareness Event

    Newport, R.I. – The Pell Center hosted a half-day Cybersecurity Conference in partnership with the RI State Police’s Joint Cyber Task Force, SENEDIA, and OSHEAN on the occasion of the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCAM) on October 24, 2019.  The event covered some of the most pressing cyber threats affecting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and local governments and municipalities, the growing market for cybersecurity jobs, and the ... Read More
  • Pell Center Cyber Aware Champion

    Pell Center To Host Joint Cybersecurity Awareness Event During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    Newport, RI – For the fifth year in a row, the Pell Center is supporting the annual DHS National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) campaign as a NCSAM Champion Organization.  This national effort, now on its 16th consecutive year, 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 also partnering with the RI Joint Cyber … Read More

  • Workshop: Cyber Crisis Management: how to plan, test, and exercise an effective cybersecurity simulation?

    Why should organizations run cybersecurity simulations and exercises? Do you really know what it takes to prepare, test, and respond effectively to a significant cybersecurity incident? Does your organization have a clear understanding of how exercises and simulations should be conducted, who should be involved, and what the goals should be? Starting with clear and achievable objectives is always the first step and you will be on the right path … Read More

  • Data Security: Best Practices for SMBs in Today’s Cyber-connected World

    Ransomware, malware, data theft, disruption of service, leakage of personal and financial data of employees and customers have, unfortunately, become common news for large as well as smaller businesses. Increasingly, small and medium-sized businesses’ (SMBs) websites and applications have also become victims of automated programs (also known as “bots”) attempting to install malware. In fact, since the FBI began collecting statistics in 2013, SMBs have lost more than $3 billion … Read More

  • Rethinking Cyber Training

    Rethinking Cyber Training for the Non-Cyber Warrior: Conference Summary and Conclusions

    NEWPORT R.I. – Today the Pell Center released the summary and conclusions from the “Victory Over and Across Domains: Cyber Training for the Non-Cyber Warrior” conference held on September 6-7, 2018 at Salve Regina University. The conference convened an interdisciplinary group of experts from the United States, Australia, France, and Canada to discuss how best to train the non-cyber warfighter to fight in— and through—an increasingly contested and complex battlespace … Read More

  • Seminar: “Building a Resilient Cyber Workforce”

    As the gap between the demand for cybersecurity talent and the supply of a professional workforce continues to widen, many have asked the questions: “where will the next generation of front-line defenders rise from? And why are we still facing a shortage despite the tech and cybersecurity industries being among the most in-demand, profitable, and critical fields in modern history?”  Industry and academia have begun to respond to this critical need and are finally … Read More

  • Cybersecurity: Anatomy of Three Insider Threat Cases – Why Employee Education Efforts are Critical to Your Business

    As more and more companies become victim to data loss through phishing campaigns and insider threats, and the loss of data becomes riskier, companies are struggling to address these risks through proper employee education efforts. Employee education has been found to be effective to reduce cyber risk, and it is a big bang for your buck. Organizations know that education is an important risk management tool to prepare employees about … Read More

  • CSEU 2018

    Pell Center Brings Cybersecurity Awareness to the Forefront in US & Europe

    Newport, RI – For the fourth year in a row, the Pell Center joined the annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) campaign – a far-reaching awareness and education initiative about the importance of cybersecurity at home as well as in the workplace. Pell Center Senior Fellow Francesca Spidalieri spearheaded the initiative for the Pell Center as part of the ongoing Cyber Leadership Project and participated in multiple discussions and … Read More

  • 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