The Pell Center is partnering with the RI Joint Cyber Task Force, SENEDIA, and OSHEAN to offer a cybersecurity awareness event focusing on the most pressing cyber threats facing businesses, local governments, and municipalities, and the need to build a culture of cybersecurity across organizations.
Increasing ransomware attacks are a significant and growing cyber threat for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as municipal and state agencies. In his keynote address, Cybereason's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Israel Barak will discuss the reasons why SMBs, as well as cities and towns across the United States, have become such lucrative targets and why disaster recovery does not ensure security resiliency. He will also dive into how ransomware actors are creating long term damage that spans far beyond their victims' ability to recover from downtime. The event will also feature other cybersecurity experts who will shine a spotlight on innovative and cost-effective solutions to combat cyber threats, including automation, AI, and machine learning to improve visibility into the organization’s network, develop stronger security strategies, and ultimately better respond to and recover from cyber incidents.
In addition, we will highlight how a well-trained and cyber-aware workforce can become the first (and best) line of defense for organizations of all sizes and in all sectors, and help them better protect themselves, their employees, and their customers against the most common cyber threats. Speakers will address strategies to build a strong, cyber-secure workforce and encourage your organization to create a culture of cybersecurity from the boardroom to the server room.
Francesca Spidalieri - Senior Fellow for Cyber Leadership, Pell Center, Salve Regina University
Topics & Speakers:
“Under Siege: Ransomware Attacks Put Municipal and State Agencies on the Defensive”
Israel Barak, Chief Information Security Officer, Cybereason
“Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business: How to create a culture of Cybersecurity and Awareness within your Organization”
O'Shea Bowens, CEO and Founder, Null Hat Security
Cyber and Artificial Intelligence as a force multiplier in the CISO office
Matthew J. Wainwright, Chief Information Security Officer, Town of Middletown, RI