2009

VIDEO: Watch Charlie Rose Interview with Tom Ridge

January 5, 2009

Tom Ridge, the first U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, spoke with journalist and host Charlie Rose about the status of international security, the growing importance of global engagement issues and the need for a positive transition in the wake of a new U.S. administration.

Luke Ritter Discusses the American Security Challenge

January 12, 2009

The 2009 American Security Challenge will take place on May 21, 2009 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washinton, DC.

Secretary Tom Ridge Congratulates America's 44th President

January 20, 2009

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TOM RIDGE ON THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA AS THE 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

The Private Sector: A Vital Contributor to Security in a Post 9/11 World

January 21, 2009

Fortune Magazine recently asked Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge, the nation’s first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to address the growing importance of public-private sector partnerships in keeping terrorists at bay.

Secretary Tom Ridge Named Harvard Visiting Fellow for Spring 2009

January 27, 2009

Secretary Tom Ridge will return to his alma mater in April as a visiting fellow at The Institute of Politics, located at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) at Harvard University.

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge to Keynote e-Commerce Conference

February 5, 2009

Ethoca, the Global Fraud-Fighting Leader, to Sponsor Address by Founding Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

VIDEO: Secretary Ridge and Former Canadian Deputy PM John Manley Discuss the US-CA Border

February 12, 2009

In an interview with Canada's CTV network this week, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge joined Canada's former Deputy Prime Minister John Manley to discuss the recent "northern border strategy" directive, issued by the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Security, Janet Napolitano.

Secretary Ridge Lauds President Obama's First Trip to Canada

February 19, 2009

Speaking today to Tom Clark of CTV's "Power Play," former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge lauded Barack Obama's trip to Canada and the positive message the U.S. president delivered to America's neighbor to the north.

Chris Furlow Addresses the ABA's Homeland Security Law Institute

February 27, 2009

Chris Furlow, Ridge Global's U.S. Public Sector Practice Leader, today addressed attendees of the American Bar Association's 4th annual Homeland Security Law Institute during a forum entitled: “The Business of Homeland Security: A Public and Private Sector Perspective on Procurement and Development of Homeland Security Technology and Services.”

A North American Security Perimeter: CBC Radio Interview with Tom Ridge

February 28, 2009

Speaking to Kathleen Petty, host of CBC Radio's "The House," Ridge Global CEO and America's first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge addressed Canada's concerns of renewed talks about a North American Security perimeter.

Secretary Ridge Speaks to the National Guard

March 4, 2009

Speaking at a forum hosted by the National Guard Bureau and its military comptroller chapter, Secretary Tom Ridge today addressed approximately 900 members of the Guard's financial management community on how to do more with less in today's challenging financial times and uncertain security environment.

Secretary Tom Ridge Keynotes Annual e-Commerce Security Conference

March 11, 2009

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge spoke at the Merchant Risk Council's 7th annual e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference in Las Vegas today.

AUDIO: Secretary Tom Ridge Discusses Current State of Terrorism

March 12, 2009

After speaking to participants of the 7th annual Merchant Risk Council Conference, held yesterday in Las Vegas, Nevada, former Secretary Tom Ridge sat down with KNPR's Dave Berns for an interview to discuss growing security issues that affect both U.S. security and the U.S. and global economies.

AUDIO: Secretary Ridge on the Sixth-Year Anniversary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

March 16, 2009

The nation's first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security spoke today with Federal News Radio about the challenges and future of America's 15th Cabinet department, six years after its creation.

Ridge Global Executive Chris Furlow Discusses Terrorism and Soft Targets

March 17, 2009

In an interview with Peter Budoff of Medill on the Hill, Ridge Global's Chris Furlow discusses the challenge of securing "soft targets" in free and open societies.

Ridge Global's Luke Ritter on Cargo Scanning: Go Green

March 26, 2009

In the latest issue of Cargo Security International, global supply chain security expert Luke Ritter discusses how cargo scanning can be made more "eco friendly."

Ridge on Managing Risk During Tough Economic Times

April 17, 2009

A risk-intelligent enterprise views risk management as a core business function, said Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global and the nation's first secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania.

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge Not to Seek Pennsylvania Senate Seat

May 7, 2009

Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania, issued the following statement today on his decision not to seek the Republican nomination for Senate in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Tom Ridge Keynotes Homeland Defense Conference

May 13, 2009

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, delivered the keynote address today at the National Homeland Defense Foundation's Thought Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Ridge Global Executives Address National CFO Conference

May 14, 2009

"Creating Enterprise Value: The Net Gain of Security in a Risk-Based World" was the subject of remarks by Secretary Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global, as he spoke to attendees of the National CFO conference held by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Secretary Ridge Honors Admiral James Loy at American Security Challenge Awards Ceremony

May 21, 2009

Secretary Tom Ridge paid tribute to the public service of his friend and former colleague, Admiral James Loy, former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, former Coast Guard Commandant and this year's recipient of the American Security Challenge Patriot Award.

Secretary Ridge Discusses Energy Issues at 2009 CoBank Conference

June 5, 2009

Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, keynoted the 2009 CoBank Energy Directors Conference, held this year in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Secretary Ridge Addresses Leaders in Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore

June 8, 2009

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge spoke to members of the American Chambers of Commerce in Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore during a week-long visit to Asia, where he discussed supply chain security, global economic challenges, corporate governance and growing international security concerns, such as North Korea.

Luke Ritter Addresses Counter-Piracy Solutions at Qatar Security Seminar

June 17, 2009

Luke Ritter, head of the Global Trade Security practice at Washington, DC-based Ridge Global, discussed counter-piracy issues in a speech at the Hemaya Security Seminar, held in Doha, Qatar.

Managing Risk by Anticipating Multiple Risk Scenarios

July 14, 2009

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge spoke recently with the Journal of Accountancy to discuss how businesses can identify multi-layered risks in today's highly risk-centric environment.

Secretary Ridge Joins Bipartisan National Security Preparedness Group

July 17, 2009

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, has joined the National Security Preparedness Group (NSPG), launched this week by the Bipartisan Policy Center, located in Washington, DC.

Ridge, Kean, Hamilton Discuss 9/11 Recommendations Progress with Secretary Napolitano

July 24, 2009

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge, the nation's first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, met today with Secretary Janet Napolitano as part of his membership role in the Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Preparedness Group (NSPG).

Secretary Ridge to Speak at Flight 93 National Memorial Fundraiser

August 6, 2009

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania and the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, will speak at a special Flight 93 National Memorial fundraising dinner on the evening of September 11th in Pittsburgh, PA.

THE TEST FOR OUR TIMES: AMERICA UNDER SIEGE … AND HOW WE CAN BE SAFE AGAIN

August 30, 2009

"Real security," former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge writes in the preface to his memoir "The Test for Our Times," "is never a black and white issue, while in politics, those sorts of phenomena tend to be reduced to the lowest common denominator, the subject of demagoguery and worse.

The Here and Now of Cyber Security

September 10, 2009

We’re hearing a lot in the news recently the perils of cyber space.

National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11, 2009

Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania and the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, attended the Flight 93 National Memorial Service today, marking the eight-year remembrance of the tragic attacks of 9/11.

How to Manage e-Commerce Risk in Today's Globally Connected World

October 5, 2009

In a recent interview with Loss Prevention Magazine, Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge discusses e-commerce and how companies can mitigate data breaches and other risk scenarios in today's highly internet-driven marketplace.

Secretary Ridge Keynotes North American Forum 2009

October 6, 2009

Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge delivered a keynote address at the 2009 North American Forum, addressing the issues of North American security, economic resiliency and greater cooperation among Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge Speaks at GTEC 2009 on Government 2.0

October 7, 2009

Enhancing public sector leadership and outcomes through innovative use of technology was the focal point of Tom Ridge's keynote remarks at the annual Government and Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC), held this year in Ottawa.

Interview with Secretary Tom Ridge on Cross-Border Collaboration

October 13, 2009

In a recent interview with Vanguard Magazine, the president and CEO of Ridge Global, Tom Ridge, spoke to associate editor Chris Thatcher about cyber security, critical infrastructure protection and other collaborative issues between the United States and Canada.

Tom Ridge to Address Global Security Issues at World Affairs Council

November 4, 2009

Secretary Tom Ridge will join former Vice President Al Gore, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on Friday, November 6, 2009 for "The New Global Dynamic: Critical Security Issues in the 21st Century," a conference hosted the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

Statement by The Honorable Tom Ridge on Veterans Day

November 11, 2009

Vietnam combat veteran Tom Ridge, the nation's first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and current chairman of the National Organization on Disability, issued the following statement commemorating Veterans Day:

Secretary Tom Ridge Keynotes Nuclear Energy Conference

November 15, 2009

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge addressed security and economic issues relevant to nuclear energy, as the clean, carbon-free power source gains renewed attention as a means to decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Ridge made his keynote remarks at the Nuclear Energy Symposium, held Thursday, October 22nd, at The Pennsylvania State University.

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge Joins Canada Institute Advisory Board

December 9, 2009

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, has joined the advisory board of the Canada Institute, a leading program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Ridge Global Advisory Board Member Howard Schmidt Named U.S. Cyber Security Chief

December 22, 2009

President Barack Obama today announced the appointment of Howard Schmidt as the U.S. government's new cyber security coordinator.