Tom Ridge: Technology used by the US for border security will help restore trust in society

In the months after the 9/11 terror attacks, those of us building the nascent Department of Homeland Security were seeking ways to better defend our borders – particularly our air and seaports. The US-VISIT program was created to protect the nation by providing biometric identification services that help federal, state and local government decision makers READ MORE

Governor Ridge Celebrates Founding and 15th Anniversary of DHS

“Proud to revisit the founding and mission of DHS today with Secretary Nielsen and so many important leaders who keep the Homeland Secure.” – Tom Ridge U.S. Customs and Border Protection Hosts DHS 15th Anniversary Event Formed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security, of which U.S. Customs READ MORE

Gov. Tom Ridge Announces Appointment of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Ann Beauchesne as CEO of Ridge Global Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Gov. Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania, today welcomed Ann M. Beauchesne as CEO of Ridge Global Education, a training firm that helps to protect organizations against cyber breaches by creating a culture that reveres cyber security and risk mitigation. As READ MORE

Arnold Palmer Charitable Trust Pledges $250,000 to Ridge Collection at Mercyhurst University

“One of the most unexpected but lasting friendships made during my time in public service was my friendship with Arnold Palmer. He was many things to many people, but to me, a dear and beloved friend for over 20 years. I think of him often and miss the regular visits and times together when the READ MORE

Transport Workers Union, Tom Ridge to probe outsourced plane repairs

  Just how friendly are U.S. skies? Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has been hired to find out. TWU said it has specifically requested that Ridge focus on whether the “off-shoring” of such work to foreign countries is a danger to the American public. READ MORE

Crayon, Secured2 and RCRG Announce Partnership at the Microsoft Government Cloud Forum

(Washington, D.C. – October 17, 2017) Crayon Software Experts, Secured2 Corporation and Ridge Global / Risk Cooperative today announced a partnership that brings industry-leading cybersecurity, cyberliability insurance and customer fulfillment together as one solution ensuring seamless customer integrations into Microsoft Azure. The partnership leverages the core strengths of each company. Secured2 and Ridge Global / READ MORE

Risk Cooperative Approved as a Coverholder at Lloyd’s with Proprietary Cyber Insurance Facility

Specialist risk advisory firm offers up to $10 million in stand-alone cyber insurance coverage for SMEs (Washington, D.C. October 11, 2017) Risk Cooperative, a specialized insurance and risk advisory firm is pleased to announce its approval as a Lloyd’s coverholder. This ability to provide up to $10 million in stand-alone cyber insurance coverage matches the current READ MORE

Secured2 Corporation, Risk Cooperative and Ridge Global Announce Partnership to provide cyber liability protection for all Secured2 customers.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN | WASHINGTON DC – 21 Aug, 2017 – Secured2 Corporation, in partnership with Risk Cooperative and Ridge Global, today announced the creation of a breakthrough cyber liability insurance policy. This proprietary innovation, available in Fall 2017, will offer a combination of ?beyond encryption data security and indemnification insurance to all customers of Microsoft that are using READ MORE

Tom Ridge talks with Healthcare IT News about why patient safety is an infosec problem

The first Homeland Security Secretary explains that hospitals need to focus their finances and accept that they must invest in creating not just a culture of security but one of resiliency. Healthcare IT News Editor-in-Chief Tom Sullivan spoke with Ridge ahead of the event about the new threat even greater than terrorism, why President Donald Trump READ MORE

Twenty years of charter schools in Pennsylvania means thousands of lives changed

Exactly twenty years ago, former Governor Tom Ridge changed lives when he signed the Pennsylvania Law for Charter Schools creating the opportunity for public charter schools to serve students in the Keystone State. Today more than 130,000 students are enrolled in one of the 183 public charter schools located throughout Pennsylvania.   Read more…