Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Computer and Information Sciences Research

Code: TR-6500.1500

Programs that conduct research which focuses on data storage and processing systems including hardware, software, basic design principles, user requirements analysis and related economic and policy issues. Also included is research regarding cybercrime and cybersecurity. Cybercrime involves cases in which computers, mobile phones and other personal devices are used as a weapon to commit a crime such as illegally accessing other computer systems to steal or destroy data, launch denial of service attacks or plant spyware, ransomware or other forms of malware; or become the focus of a cyberattack. Cybersecurity involves identifying security vulnerabilities and potential entry points for hackers and other steps that can be taken to protect individuals and telecommunications systems from data breaches and other cybercriminal activities.

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