Cyber Leadership

  • 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

  • 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

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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

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    Upcoming Seminar | Cybersecurity and Corporate Leadership: Connecting the Server Room and the Board Room

    The RI Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative is ready to kick off this year’s cybersecurity event series with the seminar “Cybersecurity and Corporate Leadership: Connecting the Server Room and the Board Room.” Mr. Steve Katz, the world’s first Chief Information Office (CIO), will lead this seminar. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 14, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Pell Center. A networking breakfast will precede the seminar at … 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

  • Pell Center Cybersecurity Conference Discusses Industrial Espionage and Cyber Counter Strikes

    NEWPORT, RI—Over 100 senior leaders representing Rhode Island’s private and public sectors, law enforcement, and academia gathered at the Pell Center on May 20, 2014 to participate in a two-hour panel discussion on “Cybersecurity and Cyber Counter Strikes: Concepts and Laws.” The event brought together internationally renowned experts and cybersecurity practitioners to discuss numerous key cyber-operation concepts, including the legal implications of active defense, cyber-countermeasures vis-a-vis the Tallinn Manual, and how “privatized cyber counter strikes” may … Read More

  • Pell Center Lecture Explores Central Issues and Characters of Cybersecurity

    NEWPORT, R.I. — Last night, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution, Peter W. Singer, discussed his latest book “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know” and took his captivated audience on a fascinating tour of the central issues and characters of cybersecurity. The event was part of the ongoing Pell Center lecture series on Cyber Leadership. “A generation ago, ‘cyberspace’ was … Read More

  • Pell Center Cybersecurity Panel Conveys National Leaders to Discuss Measures to Protect Networks and Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attacks

    NEWPORT, RI – Over 100 senior leaders representing Rhode Island’s private industry, public agencies, law enforcement, and universities gathered at the Pell Center on March 10, 2014 to participate in a two-hour panel discussion on “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity: The National Cybersecurity Framework and Beyond.” The event was the first event of its kind hosted in New England since the release of the National Cybersecurity Framework on February 12, 2014, … Read More

  • National Cybersecurity Framework — Can Standards of Best Practices Drive Organizational Decision-Making with Regards to Cybersecurity?

    Critical systems–the majority of which are owned and operated by the private sector–are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks that could cause large-scale disruption or economic loss. Amid Congress’ inability to pass comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, the National Cybersecurity Framework published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) marks an important step forward in a national effort to combat cybercrime and protect our critical infrastructure. The blueprint for the Framework … Read More

  • Pell Center Fellow Cited in New Cyber Publications

    Francesca Spidalieri, Fellow for Cyber Leadership was recently cited in The Cyber Security Forum Initiative’s (CSFI) report “Senior Cyber Leadership: Why a Technically Competent Workforce is Not Enough.” This report suggests that while significant and necessary emphasis has been placed on technical skills needed within the cyber workforce, little attention has been given to the people that will lead the future workforce. It is leadership that must develop sound strategy … Read More