Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge Testifies on Cyber Security

February 16, 2012

Ridge Global CEO Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, spoke on cyber security policy today to members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 

Ridge testified on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in his capacity as head of the Chamber’s National Security Task Force. 

“Cybersecurity is a significant economic and national security issue that the Chamber takes very seriously,” said Ridge.

Ridge emphasized the need to pursue positive measures, such as information-sharing, in place of measures that will lead to prescriptive regulations, which run counter to effective security for the business community.

“Federal mandates could compromise security,” said Ridge. “By homogenizing security, our online adversaries would quickly learn to circumvent a company’s protections and those of similarly situated companies.”

For more information on Ridge’s testimony, please visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.