Cyber Leadership

  • 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

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    Pell Center Seminar Addresses Key Skills and Knowledge of Effective Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)

    NEWPORT, R.I.—The world’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO) and renowned cybersecurity expert, Mr. Steve Katz, led the recent seminar on “Cybersecurity and Corporate Leadership: Connecting the Server Room and the Board Room” at the Pell Center.  The event, held on October 14, kicked off the second year of the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI), which was launched in 2013 and aims to bring together senior leaders from various … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | ISIS as Cyber Threat and its Will to Fight

    The Breaking of Will James Clapper: We underestimated the Islamic State’s ‘will to fight’| The Washington Post The Battle Against the Islamic State is not ours to Fight or Win | The Washington Post The Manual that Chillingly Foreshadows the Islamic State | The Washington Post War is not about the killing of people, the destruction of buildings, or the disablement of machinery.  War is about the breaking of will. … Read More

  • Pell Center Cybersecurity Workshop Discusses Necessary Updates to the RI Data Security and Breach Notification Law

    By Francesca Spidalieri, Fellow for Cyber Leadership NEWPORT, RI – Rhode Island’s private and public sectors leaders gathered at the Pell Center on September 23, 2014 to participate in a two-hour roundtable discussion on the Rhode Island’s Data Security and Breach Notification Law. The invitation-only event brought together key players in the state to review current gaps in the RI notification of breach law, to compare the RI law with … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Dealing with Extremists, Racial Misperception, and Apple Pay

    Apple Pay: revolutionary innovation or new security breach target? How Safe Can Apple Pay Really Be? | Gizmodo Retail Experts See Hurdles to Apple Pay Adoption | Forbes After nude celebrity hacking, Apple’s Tim Cook says company will improve security | The Washington Post Apple finally unveiled its latest smartphone—the iPhone 6—and its much-anticipated Apple Watch this week. While the first outside look at these products may be big news, the … Read More

  • CAI Managed IT Joins the Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI) in the Battle Against Cyber Crime

    NEWPORT, RI – CAI Managed IT announced that Frank Motta, executive vice president, has been invited by the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI) to host a 45-minute, educational session on cybersecurity and business continuity technology and solutions for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). The presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 11th at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center in Newport, Rhode Island. RICCI brings together senior leaders from … Read More

  • DoD on Cybersecurity, Homelessness and Obama Administration Strategy | Picks of the Week

    DoD Focus on Cybersecurity and Innovation In Newport, Hagel says defense establishment must push for greater innovation | The Providence Journal Pentagon to introduce reforms for speedier buying  | Washington Business Journal   Five Questions with Francesca Spidalieri | Providence Business News As Congressional, Pentagon, and industry leaders gather in Newport this week to take part in the Defense Innovation Days Conference and discuss the future of innovation and technology in … Read More

  • Health Care Reform, Political Psychology, and Putin | Picks of the Week

    Health Care Reform GAO report details flaws behind $840M O-Care website rollout | The Hill Part of the Solution: Pre-Baccalaureate Healthcare Workers in a Time of Health System Change | The Brookings Institution Health care reform is a perennial issue in America. Reforming the US health care system – which represents 1/7 of the nation’s economy – presents numerous challenges for public officials. Under the best of circumstances, the presence … Read More

  • Cybersecurity Report Recommends Path to Professional Standards in Cybersecurity Industry

    A nationally recognized, professional association deemed critical to standards, status, and successful efforts to secure the nation’s infrastructure NEWPORT, R.I. – In a new study released today by the Pell Center at Salve Regina University, fellow Francesca Spidalieri and Lt. Colonel Sean Kern, USAF, call for the creation of a professional association to address shortcoming in the cybersecurity industry.  In an era of countless studies identifying skills gaps and expanding … Read More