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News Archive From , 2018

Ridge Global Report: Foreign-Controlled Equipment Creates Opportunity for Governments, Hackers to Disrupt Electricity Grid

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 1, 2018 — Potentially crippling power outages could be caused by foreign agents gaining access to the U.S. electricity grid by exploiting known equipment vulnerabilities, according to a report released today by Ridge Global, an international risk assessment and management firm based in Washington, D.C. The report focuses on one key component of READ MORE

Governor Tom Ridge’s Statement on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

GOV. TOM RIDGE STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BARBARA BUSH WASHINGTON, DC — Gov. Tom Ridge tonight issued the following statement on the passing of Barbara Bush: “Even though we knew she had been quite ill, the news of Barbara’s passing still comes as such a shock. Perhaps it’s because Michele and I still vividly READ MORE

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