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News Archive From January, 2016

Biodefense Panel Concerned as Zika, Avian Influenza Expand their Reach toward United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 28, 2016) – The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, Co-Chaired by Governor Tom Ridge and Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, responded today with serious concerns over two emerging infectious diseases that now threaten the United States – Zika virus and avian influenza. Senator Lieberman, stated, “We are seeing a pattern of viruses READ MORE

WSJ: How to Improve Cybersecurity? Just Eliminate the Human Factor

Interesting take from the Journal. Training employees to make better decisions can certainly protect against cyber attacks. That’s why Ridge Global partners with NAVEX Global to provide best-in-class training to arm employees and managers with critical tools and resources to mitigate human factors. We are not defenseless to cyber attacks. Let’s get smarter together. “The computer systems READ MORE

60 Minutes: The Great Brain Robbery

This eye-opening report from 60 Minutes underscores how your company can be the victim of state-sponsored cyber attacks. Don’t be the next victim. Utilizing our partnership with Burson-Marsteller , Ridge Global can enhance board-level and senior management awareness of the critical need for a comprehensive cybersecurity plan. “If spying is the world’s second oldest profession, the READ MORE

Preparedness is Key in Managing Crises

By: Ken Urish January 15, 2016 – Not if, but when. That is the approach companies should take toward breach response planning in our current cyber security environment. Risk managers must prepare as though a breach or data security crisis will occur in their company. Looking at past breaches of companies big and small provides READ MORE

Ridge Global’s Chris Furlow leads NEMA Discussion of Cyber/Grid Concerns

WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2016 – Webinar entitled “The Cascading Impact of a Cyber Attack on the Grid” focused on collaboration efforts and tools available to emergency management professionals Strengthening preparedness for potential cyberattacks on the electric grid was the focus of today’s National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) webinar led by Ridge Global President Chris READ MORE

NYT: No Business Too Small to Be Hacked

January 14, 2016 – This NY Times piece is a must read for small business owners. All of us are vulnerable to cyber hacks; not just the big boys. It’s why Ridge Global is developing customized insurance solutions for companies large and small. Because everyone deserves the ability to protect their intellectual property and other critical data. READ MORE