“Cyber attacks and cyber crime don't have a virtual impact on operations or the bottom-line. The effects are as far reaching, disruptive and consequential as physical attacks, and can make or break organizations that are not sufficiently prepared."
- Gov. Tom Ridge
"CEOs who are engaged on matters of cybersecurity put their companies at a competitive advantage,” said Schmidt. “Our goal is to help leaders improve their cyber resiliency, so attacks don’t impact their systems or their market positions."
- Howard Schmidt
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013 – Tom Ridge, the first U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, and Howard A. Schmidt, former Cybersecurity Advisor to President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush, today announced that they are forming Ridge-Schmidt Cyber LLC, a consultancy that provides strategic and advisory services that help leaders in business and government navigate the increasing demands of cybersecurity.
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"Tom Ridge tells the government to stop talking and start acting."
March 1, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO - In recent weeks, the issue of cyberattacks from China and nation state adversaries has been big news. Reality is that the U.S has been taking steps to secure its national IT infrastructure from cyberattack for the last 10 years.
During a panel session at the RSA conference this week, Tom Ridge, the first head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, recounted the efforts that he helped lead 10 years ago. Ridge was joined by Howard Schmidt, who helped author the U.S. National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace under President Bush. More recently, Schmidt served as the cybersecurity coordinator of the Obama Administration.
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Op-Ed by Tom Ridge and Howard A. Schmidt"In cyberwar, we're our own worst enemy"
February 24, 2013
Earlier this month, President Barack Obama signed an executive order on cybersecurity, calling for “voluntary” standards for critical private-sector systems and for increased sharing of threat information between government and industry to help secure private-sector networks against attacks.
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President and CEO, Ridge Global; First Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania. Click for bio
Former Cyber Advisor to Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush; former CISO and CSO at Microsoft; former CISO at eBay. Click for bio
Ridge-Schmidt Cyber understands the cyber threats organizations face today. We also understand the collaborative working relationships needed to combat those threats.
At Ridge-Schmidt Cyber, we provide our clients with the weapons of knowledge, strategy, implementation and evaluation. We deliver guidance from some of the world’s foremost experts on cyber preparedness, remediation and forensics. Our goal is resilience, so we help leaders understand the vital process and protocols needed to secure their organization's networks, assets and people.