Tom Ridge Speaks on Risk Management at Homeland Security Conference

January 18, 2008

The Honorable Tom Ridge spoke today at the Annual Homeland Security Law Institute in Washington, DC. More than 300 security professionals and political leaders attended the premier event, including key principals from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and private sector leaders charged with security responsibilities within their companies and organizations.

“In a post 9/11 world, we now look at operational risks, competitive risks, security risks, privacy risks and many others,” Ridge said after the event. “But what’s important is that we allocate the appropriate degree of resources, people, time and commitment to address those risks on the front end.

“Driving results not only on the response and recovery side, but also on the prevention side of risk management is the more logical, efficient and secure way to address an emergency versus a strategy based on the hope that an attack, crisis or disaster won’t occur.”

This year’s Homeland Security Institute program addressed a range of subjects, including chemical and rail security; business continuity and cyber security; maritime and transportation security; state and local preparedness; and many more issues critical to both U.S. and international security agendas.

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