Blue Ribbon Study Panel Applauds Approval of Zika Funding; Calls For Shift In How U.S. Budgets For Infectious Disease Crises

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 29, 2016) – The co-chairs of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense today applauded action by the United States Congress to reach a compromise on Zika funding, but also reasserted its desire to seek a total shift in how the U.S. budgets for infectious disease crises moving forward. “The compromise hammered READ MORE

Ridge Global Partners with Risk Cooperative Offering Global Risk, Readiness and Resilience Capability

Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2016) – The growing scourge of cyber-attacks on public and private sector organizations calls for new approaches to enterprise resilience. Ridge Global, a global leader in helping organizations to decrease security risks, today announced a strategic partnership with Risk Cooperative. The combined capabilities are uniquely able to support customers in the READ MORE

NACD, Ridge Global, and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University Announce Cyber-Risk Oversight Program for Corporate Directors

WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 14, 2016) – With the critical issue of cyber-risk oversight at the top of every board’s agenda, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Ridge Global, and the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University today announced the development of the first-ever NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program for corporate READ MORE

David Peterson and Tom Ridge partner to Offer ‘Intelligent’ Cyber Insurance in Canada

September 1, 2016 (Toronto, Ontario) – Canadian firms struggling to protect their assets and brands from the growing scourge of cyber attacks can now access bespoke cyber insurance solutions that can be tailored to meet the needs of small and large organizations. The Honourable David Peterson, Chairman of Cassels Brock & Blackwell, and, Governor Tom READ MORE

Watch: 15 Years After Flight 93, Gov. Ridge Reflects

September 9, 2016 – WTAE Pittsburgh’s Chronicle takes a look back on the events of September 11, 2001 and their lasting impact on the citizens of Western Pennsylvania. In this segment, Sally Wiggin sits down with Gov. Tom Ridge to discuss the tragic crash of Flight 93, 15 years later. “Everybody in the region decided READ MORE

“One Year Later, Promises of Iran Deal Unfulfilled,” Philly Inquirer Op-Ed by Gov. Tom Ridge

August 9, 2016 (Washington, DC) – “Last week, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei accused the United States of failing to honor pledges in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Citing “the futility of negotiations with the Americans,” he distanced himself from the nuclear deal he once supported. Coming just weeks after the one-year anniversary READ MORE

“A Chance for Every Willing Worker,” US News Op-Ed by Gov. Tom Ridge

July 26, 2016 (Washington, DC) – “The Americans with Disabilities Act is 26-years-old. And today, federal contractors are showing early progress in hiring people with disabilities. It was about this time three years ago that U.S. federal contractors learned of new rules from the Labor Department concerning the employment of qualified workers with disabilities and READ MORE

Ridge Global’s Chris Furlow Speaks to Credit Union Executives in Belfast

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND (20 July 2016) – Accountability for cybersecurity cannot simply be delegated to technical staff. That was a message from Ridge Global president Chris Furlow as he addressed delegates attending the 2016 World Council of Credit Unions conference this week in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Hosted this year by the Irish League of Credit READ MORE

Statement From The Honorable Tom Ridge On Louis Appell

June 29, 2016 (Washington, DC) – The Honorable Tom Ridge today issued the following statement on the death of Louis Appell: “Pennsylvania lost an iconic civic leader, philanthropist and businessman with the death of Louis Appell. And Michele and I lost a good friend and trusted supporter who was always there for us and for READ MORE

“Protect against bioterror,” Gov. Ridge’s Latest Op-Ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 24, 2016 (Pittsburgh, PA) – In today’s Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Gov. Ridge and Tara O’Toole, Executive Vice President of In-Q-Tel, warn of how a failure to “harness the explosion of bioscientific knowledge” could lead to disaster. Gov. Ridge is the Co-Chair of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. “The Post-Gazette reported recently on READ MORE