Nicholas Tella

Director of Information Security  |  Information Technology  |  Adjunct Faculty
College of Engineering & Design
Providence Campus

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Nicholas Tella is an accomplished computer crime, cybersecurity, information security risk management, compliance and internal investigation professional. He is responsible for Information Security, Risk Management, Governance, Policy, Awareness & Training, Incident Investigation and Response, and Security Operations activities for over 15,000 students and 2,000 faculty and staff members across all four JWU campuses.

Tella, a former Commander of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Force, is often sought for his extensive expertise and investigative experience during cyberattacks and data breaches. He has helped members of the Rhode Island legislature author and enact computer crime laws to protect children from cyberbullying and Internet predators (Safe Schools Act). Tella is regularly asked to testify before the Rhode Island General Assembly on matters related to data security and privacy legislation.

M.P.A., Public Administration, University of Rhode Island
B.A., Administration of Justice/Administration, Rhode Island College

Expertise:

  • compliance and enforcement; computer crimes; cybersecurity; information security; investigations; identity fraud

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