Cybersecurity

  • President Obama’s State of the Union Echoes Recommendations from the Pell Center

    The Pell Center’s work on cybersecurity has proven to be a step ahead when these topics reach the national stage. President Barack Obama has previewed some of the key issues he plans to discuss during his State of the Union address, especially new cybersecurity initiatives in areas from ID theft to consumer privacy. One of the more notable proposals is the creation of a national data breach notification law that … Read More

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    Pell Center at the Forefront of the National Discussion on Data Breach Notification Law

    By Francesca Spidalieri, Fellow for Cyber Leadership Obama calls for data breach notification law, privacy bill of rights | Computer World Obama: Hackers pose a ‘direct threat’ to families | The Hill Pell Center Cybersecurity Workshop Discusses Necessary Updates to the RI Data Security and Breach Notification Law | Pell Center President Barack Obama recently announced that he plans to propose new cybersecurity initiatives—in areas from ID theft to consumer … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Sony Hack

    Is the Sony Hack Setting a Dangerous Precedent? U.S. Said to Find North Korea Ordered Cyberattack on Sony | The New York Times The Sony Hack Shows How Lawless the Internet Really Is | Harvard Business Review Three weeks after the malicious hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, American intelligence officials have concluded that the cyber attack was both state-sponsored—North Korea is said to be “centrally involved”–and the most destructive cyber … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | North Korea and Sony; Energy and Global Warming; Mental Health and Incarceration

    Did North Korea Really Hack Sony? Did North Korea Really Hack Sony? | Bloomberg Cybersecurity Breaches Raise Questions | The New York Times FBI warns of ‘destructive’ malware in wake of Sony attack | Reuters That cyberspace has changed our way of life, the character of national power, the structure of the international system, and the dynamics of geopolitics is no longer up for debate. With cyberspace affecting all these … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Holiday Shopping and Phishing Attacks

    Holiday Shopping and Phishing Attacks By Francesca Spidalieri, Fellow for Cyber Leadership Hackers Devise New Simplified Phishing Method | Dark Reading How to Avoid the “Bah Humbug” of Holiday Scams | CBS News Protect yourself: Holidays are prime time for phishing scams | USA Today Just in time for the holidays, scammers and hackers are preparing a torrent of fake emails that seem just too good not to click on, … 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

  • CyberSecurity and Your Business

    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

  • Pell Center Announces New Adjunct Fellows

    NEWPORT, R.I. — The Pell Center Fellows program continues to grow with its addition of  three new adjunct fellows. Ken Bell, Sean Kern, and Angela Siefer will be joining a cohort of scholars and industry professionals whose areas of expertise range from environmental policy and education to international affairs and American political thought. Ken Bell is a cybersecurity engineer at Raytheon, as well an adjunct professor at Salve Regina University. … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Credit Card Security, Wage Stagnation

    Chip-and-Pin as latest move to fight identity Why America has been slow to adopt modern credit-card technology | The Economist Is The US Finally Accelerating A Move To Chip And Pin? | Forbes    Obama calls for greater credit card security in light of data breaches | The Washington Post President Barack Obama recently signed an executive order requiring the federal government to issue new “chip-and-PIN” credit and debit cards, which … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Cybersecurity Education for Children and The Battle Against Extremists

    Cybersecurity Education K Through Life Growing Up in a Connected World | Fraud Avengers Security Education K Through Life | Dark Reading Professionalizing Cybersecurity: A path to universal standards and status | Pell Center The bottom line with cybersecurity is that no country, industry, community, or individual will ever be fully secure against cyber risks. This is because we simply cannot eliminate all the vulnerabilities inherent to a realm as … Read More