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Burson-Marsteller Partners with Ridge Global on Cyber Incident Planning and Response

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, D.C., December 2, 2015 – Burson-Marsteller, a leading global strategic communications and public relations firm, today announced a strategic partnership with Ridge Global – founded by Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania. The alliance, which includes Gov. Ridge’s partner Howard A. Schmidt, former READ MORE

Ad Age: How Prepared Are You For A Cyber Threat? Burson-Marsteller Will Show You

“Burson-Marsteller has teamed up with Ridge Global – founded by first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge – to educate corporate leaders on how to avoid, prepare for, and respond to cyber threats.” “The alliance with Ridge Global, which includes experts such as Howard A. Schmidt, former cybersecurity advisor READ MORE

Ridge Global Senior Advisor, Pauline Neville-Jones, on Paris Terror Attacks

London, UK (Nov. 18, 2015) – Rt Hon Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, former top British diplomat and advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron, was interviewed by Bloomberg TV this week on the implications of the terror attacks in Paris. Topics included the ongoing investigation, border security in Europe, arms trading, and increasing the use of technology READ MORE

Ridge Global Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge, Joins NBC’s Today Show

New York, NY (Nov. 18, 2015) – Following this week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Gov. Tom Ridge sat down with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on the Today Show to discuss the security and policy implications for the United States. The links to today’s segment can be found below. Part One of the Today Show’s interview. Part Two of READ MORE

Ridge Global and Secure Strategy Group Partner to Provide Financial and Strategic Advisory Services

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 12, 2015) – Ridge Global, a world leader in helping organizations become cyber resilient, and Secure Strategy Group, a boutique provider of market intelligence and capital markets services to emerging growth security technology companies, are pleased to announce the launch of a new business venture focused on the rapidly growing need for READ MORE

Governor Tom Ridge Hails Passage of Cyber Bill

Calls ‘CISA’ a Major Step Forward in Strengthening Cybersecurity in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Honorable Tom Ridge, chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Security Task Force, hailed today’s U.S. Senate action passing the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 – or CISA. “Since I assumed the role of chairman of READ MORE

Ben Cotton, Founder & CEO of CyTech, Speaks to North American International Cyber Summit

Detroit, MI (Oct. 26, 2015) – Speaking at the North American International Cyber Summit, hosted by Michigan Governor Rick Synder, Ben Cotton reminded companies to stay vigilant and watch their end points. The event brought together cyber security professionals from a variety of fields and locations. CyTech Services is a Ridge Global affiliated company. “Ninety-six READ MORE

Tom Ridge Interviews President George H.W. Bush on 25th Anniversary of ADA

Tom Ridge, Chairman of Ridge Global, recently interviewed President George H.W. Bush on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Tom Ridge proudly serves as Chairman of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) . On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law this historic legislation. President George H.W. Bush is READ MORE

Watch: Ridge Global’s Partnership with NAVEX Global Provides Cyber Security Training

Portland, Ore., and Washington, D.C., October 20, 2015 – Ethics and compliance software and services leader NAVEX Global and risk management company Ridge Global recently partnered to deliver online training courseware to help companies educate their workforces on the growing risks associated with cyber security and arm them with the tools they need to better READ MORE

Former Presidential ‘Cyber Czar’ Howard Schmidt Joins Ridge Global Capital Group as a Strategic Advisor

Washington DC — October 13, 2015 — Ridge Global Capital Group is pleased to announce that Howard Schmidt has joined the fund as a member of our strategic advisory team providing guidance and support to both the fund and our portfolio companies. Mr. Schmidt brings together expertise in business, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, privacy, academia and international relations, gained READ MORE

Ridge Global Partners with NAVEX Global To Address Key Gap in Corporate Cybersecurity Programs

Portland, Ore., and Washington, D.C., September 28, 2015 — Ethics and compliance software and services leader NAVEX Global and risk management company Ridge Global—founded by Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania—today announced a partnership that will initially focus on delivering online training courseware to help companies educate READ MORE

Ridge Global’s Chris Furlow Addresses Human Factors of Cybersecurity at it-sa 2015 Expo and Congress in Germany

  NUREMBERG, GERMANY – Cyber education across an organization addresses “missing links” in managing critical human factors that put the cybersecurity and resilience of an organization at stake. That was the message delivered by Ridge Global president Chris Furlow in an October 7 presentation at the it-sa 2015 Security Expo and Congress in Nuremberg, Germany. READ MORE

Ridge Global Unveils New, Refreshed Brand To Better Reflect Focus On Cyber Resiliency

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 3, 2015) – Since founding Ridge Global in 2006, following an illustrious career in public service, America’s first Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge has been helping organizations decrease security risks. Sec. Ridge is today proud to unveil a new and refreshed brand that better reflects his company’s growing emphasis on READ MORE

Gov. Ridge Remembers Victims of 9/11 and Terror Attacks Worldwide

  SHANKSVILLE, PA (Sept. 11, 2015) – Gov. Tom Ridge today attended the annual September 11 Observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The event included the dedication of the new Visitor Center Complex and the Ringing of the Bells Remembrance at precisely 10:03 a.m. Earlier this week, Gov. Ridge was in READ MORE

First U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Announces Unique Investment Firm To Support Critical Cyber and Homeland Security Technology in U.S. and Israel

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (Sept. 8, 2015) – Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania, today announced the creation of Ridge Global Capital Group , an international investment firm focused on addressing one of the greatest security challenges of modern times – and among the most exciting investment opportunities today – cyber and READ MORE

Graff joins team

Seasoned cyber security advisor and founder of World Federation of Exchanges Group on Cyber Security is latest cyber expert to join RSC team.

April 15, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mark G. Graff, CEO and Founder of Tellagraff and a cyber-security practitioner for more than 25 years, is partnering with Ridge-Schmidt Cyber to READ MORE

Schmidt on gov hack

Former White House cyber czar Howard Schmidt on US government hack

Jun. 05, 2015 – 4:15 – Former George W. Bush cyber czar Howard Schmidt on China’s suspected hack attack on the U.S. government. Watch the video

America after 9/11

Is America less safe than after 9/11 – Tom Ridge on CNN

Former Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge shares his insights on security in American post 9/11 on CNN. Watch the video

Patriot Act

Gov. Tom Ridge on the fight to renew the Patriot Act

Governor Tom Ridge appeared on Fox News to discuss his views on the Patriot Act. Watch the video

Gov. Tom Ridge

Ridge to Serve Fourth Term as U.S. Chamber National Security Task Force Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced today that the Honorable Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania and first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will serve his fourth term as chairman of the Chamber’s National Security Task READ MORE