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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…

Where to spend your next security dollar

If you are an information security leader, you are always asking this question.  This post contains some new answers, applicable especially if you are leading a medium to large enterprise.  In that case, your main challenge is to get everyone in the organization behind the security program. To effect changes in the organization, you need READ MORE

AchieveNext® and The CFO Alliance Announce Strategic Partnership with Risk Cooperative and Ridge Global

A partnership that will introduce risk advisory and risk management services to a growing portfolio of solutions designed to support corporate excellence. PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 01, 2017 -AchieveNext® today announced a strategic partnership with Risk Cooperative and Ridge Global that will introduce risk advisory and risk management services to its growing portfolio of solutions designed READ MORE

Emerge Education Expands Solution Portfolio to Enhance Enterprise Value and Risk Readiness for 21st Century Higher Education

Camp Hill, PA – May 11, 2017 – Emerge Education, LLC, a leading Education Solutions Provider for colleges and universities competing for 21st Century relevancy, today announced a strategic partnership with Risk Cooperative and Ridge Global that will add a comprehensive risk-transfer capability to its portfolio. Under the partnership, Risk Cooperative and Ridge Global will READ MORE

NACD announces Results for CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight in Q1 2017

Corporate Directors and Senior Executives from Bank of NY Mellon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthSouth and The PNC Financial Services Group Earned NACD’s Premier Cyber-Risk Oversight Credential in Q1 2017 WASHINGTON, DC (May 8, 2017) — The National Association of Corporate Directors  (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced the corporate directors and senior executives who earned READ MORE

Patriot One Welcomes Governor Tom Ridge to Advisory Board

First U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former Pennsylvania Governor formally joins executive advisory team TORONTO, ON (April 4, 2017) – Patriot One Technologies Inc., (TSX.V: PAT) (OTCQB: PTOTF) (FRANKFURT: 0PL) (“Patriot One” or the “Company”), developer of a revolutionary concealed weapons detection system, proudly announced today the formal appointment of Tom Ridge to its READ MORE

Statement from Tom Ridge on the Passing of Howard A. Schmidt, Former White House Cybersecurity Advisor

(March 2, 2017) – It is with great sorrow that Gov. Tom Ridge today confirmed the death of his business partner and friend, Howard A. Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt, 67, passed away at home this morning outside Milwaukee. “Our nation has lost a rare gem. Howard Schmidt was a leader on digital security before most people READ MORE

Ridge Global and Risk Cooperative Announce Strategic Leadership and Operational Integration

Setting their sights on risk, readiness and resilience, Governor Tom Ridge will serve as Chairman and Dante Disparte as CEO Washington, D.C. – February 21, 2017 – The strategic leadership and management teams of Ridge Global and Risk Cooperative today announced they are joining forces to bring a unique suite of advisory, education, technology and risk-transfer READ MORE

First-Ever Online Cyber-Risk Oversight Certificate Program Now Available to Corporate Directors

NACD, Ridge Global, and the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University partner to confer cybersecurity-oversight certificate developed specifically for corporate board members WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 14, 2017) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Ridge Global, and the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University today launched the READ MORE

Gov. Ridge Discusses the Future of Cyber Security on The CEO Show

Gov. Tom Ridge joined Robert Reiss on the CEO Show to discuss the future of cybersecurity. Topics range from Gov. Ridge’s service in Vietnam and his career of service as a lawyer, Congressman, Governor of Pennsylvania, and eventually as the first Homeland Security Secretary. As part of the CEO Show Gov. Ridge talked about the READ MORE

Aronson LLC Partners with Ridge Global and Risk Cooperative to Offer Enhanced Cybersecurity Services

(Rockville, M.D. – January 24, 2017) Aronson is proud to announce that the firm’s Technology Risk Services Group has established a strategic partnership with Ridge Global and Risk Cooperative to help companies improve their cybersecurity posture and resiliency. Aronson clients will now be able to access additional services and capabilities, including cyber education courses, insurance READ MORE