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Pell Center Partners with ISACA-RI for Cybersecurity Event Series

Newport, R.I. ­­­­­­­­­­- The Pell Center at Salve Regina University is partnering with the Rhode Island Chapter of ISACA to offer an additional series of in-depth cybersecurity workshops and seminars as part of the Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI).

ISACA is a trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy, and governance professionals. The Pell Center’s RICCI initiative is designed to develop senior business leaders and decision makers who can affect change and make Rhode Island’s business community and critical industries safer, more resilient, and prepared to confront emerging threats.

“We’re excited to announce this new partnership and continue to increase awareness of cyber risks among business leaders” said Francesca Spidalieri, Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership at the Pell Center. “By partnering with ISACA-RI, the Pell Center is working to make Rhode Island more secure and resilient to cyber threats.”

The first joint event, “Understanding Cyber Threats: From the Boardroom to the Workforce,” will take place on November 29 and will feature three renown experts in the field: Scott Baron, Chief Information Security Officer at Finance of America Holdings; Joe Provost, CEO of Syncstate; and Dan Gortze, Security Manager – SRC Incident Response & Forensics Consulting at SecureWorks. Mr. Baron will discuss the responsibility that corporate leaders have in understanding cyber risks inherent to their sector, building a team of trusted information security professionals, and developing a comprehensive security program that meets risk and governance requirements and strengthens the company’s overall cybersecurity posture. Mr. Provost will examine various case studies involving cybercrime and cyber-enabled attacks to better understand how the adversary may manipulate an organization’s system or computer network to infiltrate it, so that potential victims can develop stronger proactive measures to safeguard their digital assets. Mr. Gortze will delve into real-life scenarios where security technologies failed, and even worst cases where threat actors used an organizations’ own security technologies against them.

For more on upcoming RICCI events, please click here.


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