State of Rhode Island Government Resources

Rhode Island State/Federal Cyber Disruption Response (PDF)   The suggested call order to report cyber intrusions for investigation.

Rhode Island Department of Attorney General is the top legal official in Rhode Island. As the State’s top prosecutor, the Attorney General fights to enhance the economic security of Rhode Island, protect the public safety of our communities and restore the public trust in state government by fighting corruption.  As the central legal agency of the State, the Office of Attorney General is responsible for prosecution of all felony criminal cases and misdemeanor appeals, as well as prosecution of misdemeanor cases brought by state law enforcement agencies.

The Rhode Island Joint Cyber Task Force (JCTF) was established to prevent and respond to cyber security events and defend the security of critical infrastructure. The RIJCTF is comprised of members from the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit and individuals representing higher education, hospitals, finance, utilities and defense. This cyber initiative is in line with the President’s mandate on cyber security. The RIJCTF provides analysis and support prior to and during catastrophic events affecting critical cyber infrastructure in Rhode Island, and ensures continuity and restoration of cyber operations.

The Rhode Island State Police (RISP) Computer Crimes Unit (CCU) is a multi-agency unit that prevents, interdicts, investigates and prosecutes individuals who use the Internet to commit crimes.

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agencys mission  is to reduce the loss of life and property for the whole community while collaborating in the state to build, sustain, and improve RI’s capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all natural, human-caused, and technological hazards.  The purpose of the Cybersecurity Protection Plan and RIEMA’s Cybersecurity Program is to lead Rhode Island’s effort to protect critical cyber infrastructure from all hazards by identifying and managing physical/cyber risks and enhancing resilience through collaboration with the public and private sector critical infrastructure communities.

The Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission was established on May 7, 2015 through Executive Order 15‐10 and was charged with submitting an initial action plan by October 1, 2015 on steps that the State of Rhode Island should take to foster the resiliency of state government operations. The Commission consisted of 28 members who come from state government, federal government, the private sector, and academia. The Commission produced two reports presented to the Governor:

  1. A Framework for the Development of Cyber Protection and Resiliency in State Government Operations (PDF)   The preliminary report to Governor Raimondo per Executive Order 15‐10: An initial action plan on steps the state can take to foster the resiliency of state government operations presented October 1, 2015.
  1. Growing Rhode Island’s Cybersecurity Industry and Workforce: An Action Plan (PDF)  Submitted to Governor Raimondo by RI Commerce Corporation and RI Cybersecurity Commission December 1, 2015.

FBI InternetCrime Complaint Center (IC3) The mission of the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is to be a reliable and convenient reporting mechanism for the public to submit complaints about Internet crime and scams to the FBI.  The IC3 uses the information from public complaints to refer cases to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and identify trends. The IC3 has received over 4 million complaints since it was created in 2000.  Anyone who is a victim of an Internet enabled crime should file a complaint with IC3 to help stop hackers and other cyber criminals.