Five Questions With: Joe Devine

PROVIDENCE: October 8,  2019:  Tech Collective Executive Director Joe Devine spoke with PBN about the upcoming Rhode to Resilience workshop presented by the Global Cyber Alliance on Oct. 16.

The GCA, a nonprofit based in New York City, was founded four years ago to offer companies ways to maximize cybersecurity.

The group is coming to Providence with specific modules that can help small businesses minimize risk. Space for the free event is limited to 75 attendees.

PBN: What are the details that small-business owners should know about this event?

DEVINE: It’s National Cyber Security Month, and this kicks off our Rhode Island-based cybersecurity Rhode to Resilience series to help our local small businesses. It’s presented by the Global Cyber Alliance, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., sponsored by Mastercard. It’s right at the Tech Collective, which is at 188 Valley St. in Providence. It’s a free training, but space is limited.  Attendees should bring their laptops. We have Lt. Gov. [Daniel J.] McKee confirmed as opening speaker.

PBN: You have mentioned that large companies have a vested interest in helping smaller companies with cybersecurity. How so?

DEVINE: Tech Collective has a steering committee to guide our cybersecurity program, with chief information security officers from larger companies, as well as academics from colleges that teach cybersecurity, and highly skilled cybersecurity practitioners. … continue reading >>>