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 •  November 23

Four out of five Americans with an internet connection have made an online purchase and ecommerce is growing 23 percent year-over-year, so it stands to reason that millions of Americans will be doing a lot of their holiday shopping online in the coming weeks. In fact, Cyber Monday in 2016 was the single busiest online shopping day in history, with...

Newport, RI Patch

 •  October 27

NEW LONDON, CT - New London police are targeting cyber criminals and other web-based crimes by joining the Connecticut Cyber Task Force, as reported by NBC Connecticut. The department is one of only 11 municipal police departments to join the task force. Police said the task force will be going after criminals using computers to steal information...

Newport, RI Patch

 •  October 26

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, a Democrat from Garden City, introduced a bill this week with Republican John Katko to require all members of the House of Representatives to undergo annual cyber and information security training, just as is already required for House officers and employees. H.Res. 585, the bipartisan Congressional Cybersecurity...

Newport, RI Patch

 •  October 4

JOHNSTON, IA. -- Anonymous threats reported by families in the Johnston school district on Monday continued to occur on Tuesday, but while officials with the Johnston Police Department, FBI and other agencies continue to express confidence there is "no known credible threat" to the community, classes will resume on Wednesday. All buildings will...

Newport, RI Patch

 •  September 12

NEWARK, CA - From California Senator Bob Wieckoski: Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to enhance privacy protections for victims of cyber retaliation (revenge porn) who are using a pseudonym in their court case was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown. SB 157 passed the Legislature with strong bipartisan support. The bill expands...

Newport, RI Patch

 •  August 7

PLAINFIELD, IN — The U.S. Attorney's Office of Southern Indiana reports a California man has been federally charged in connection with several online threats against area schools and a mall in 2015. According to a press release, United States Attorney Josh Minkler announced Monday the charges against 26-year-old Buster Hernandez of Bakersfield,...

Newport, RI Patch

 •  July 25

From the Governor's Office: Governor Larry Hogan today announced that ELTA North America, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and support of innovative electronic systems, has selected Maryland for its new Cyber Innovation Center. The announcement follows the May 2017 grand opening of ELTA’s new headquarters in Annapolis Junction, when the...

Newport, RI Patch

 •  July 17

NEWPORT, RI — U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, Rhode Island welcomed to campus elected officials, business and government leaders, and military members to conduct a wargame focused on civilian cyber attacks and their effects. The Navy-Private Sector Critical Infrastructure Wargame brought together approximately 140 personnel including senior...