ARTICLES OF INTEREST

  • National Club Association: Club Trends Magazine

    Featuring TorchStone Senior Consultant, Gary Raphael

    Information security poses serious risks to club leaders, but it also provides an opportunity to protect your members and your club. Private clubs are responsible for valuable data that malicious criminals want, including your members’ personal contact and financial information. Attackers pursue this data because it can be sold or used to target your members. Losing personal member data can have a devastating effect upon the reputation and membership growth of a club, making it critical for clubs to secure their data. To do so, clubs should harden the measures used to protect their members’ information. Many of those things are not technical, complex or expensive.

     

  • MarketCurrents: Technology Trends for Family Offices

    Featuring TorchStone EVP, David Niccolini

    As the nature and complexity of issues family offices face evolves, so does the technology that is needed to support them. The solutions used or sought are as diverse as the universe of family offices themselves. This can present significant challenges. Of the four most important strategic challenges facing executives leading a single family office, enhancing operations through process or technology changes ranks the highest, according to a survey of single family offices conducted by Deloitte last year. Technology was also the most frequently cited unmet service gap.

     

  • Boston Herald: Congressional security under microscope following attack

    Featuring TorchStone Board Member, Bill Pickle

    Security measures to protect members of Congress are drawing scrutiny on the heels of a shooting that wounded a top Republican lawmaker who had protection that isn’t typically afforded to Capitol Hill’s rank and file. Capitol Police officers were at the congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria, Va., when James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Ill., began shooting yesterday.

     

  • TorchStone Addresses National Club Association Conference on Evolving Physical and Cyber Threats

    TorchStone Global, a premiere risk management firm with expertise in corporate and family security, was honored to present a panel discussion on emerging threats at the 2017 National Club Association (NCA) Conference recently held in New York City. The timely presentation addressed the growing concerns of private member clubs about the evolving nature of security threats to their members and operations, and offered practical steps for mitigating risk.

     

  • POLITICO: Mar-a-Lago can’t release visitor logs — because it doesn’t keep them

    Featuring TorchStone Board Member, Bill Pickle

    Democrats just came up with a catchy-sounding bill to force President Donald Trump to cough up a list of visitors to his private clubs.  But there’s just one problem: There are no lists yet.  On Friday night, guests streamed into Mar-a-Lago, the president’s self-proclaimed “southern White House,” for the annual Palm Beach GOP Lincoln Day Dinner.

     

     

  • TorchStone Wins Private Asset Management’s 2017 Security Award

    TorchStone Wins Private Asset Management’s 2017 Security Award

    TorchStone Global, a best-in-class risk management and security firm with expertise in family and corporate safety, is pleased to announce that it earned top security honors from Private Asset Management during their annual awards gala recently held in New York City.

     

     

  • Golfweek: Social Risks for LPGA Players

    Golfweek — Social Risk: LPGA Deals With Threats
    Featuring TorchStone SVP, Joe Funk

    Morgan Pressel thought she’d be fine. But while waiting to enter a Palm Beach County court room where she’d face Alexander Berger, a man who had harassed and threatened her on Twitter and twice tried to break into her guarded Boca Raton, Fla., community, Pressel lost it.

     

     

  • Here’s a Look at What Goes into Protecting the President on Inauguration Day

    Here's a Look at What Goes Into Protecting The President on Inauguration Day
    Featuring TorchStone SVP, Joe Funk

    Keeping a president out of harm’s way is a monumental task. The upcoming inauguration for president-elect Donald Trump will pose unique challenges for the Secret Service. The parade route Trump’s motorcade will follow after the swearing-in ceremony stretches 15 city blocks from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.

     

     

  • POLITICO: Trump Private Security Force ‘Playing With Fire’

    Trump Private Security force ‘Playing With Fire’
    Featuring TorchStone SVP, Joe Funk

    President-elect Donald Trump has continued employing a private security and intelligence team at his victory rallies, and he is expected to keep at least some members of the team after he becomes president, according to people familiar with the plans.

     

     

  • Expert: Trump’s Personal Security Doesn’t Compare to Secret Service

    Trump Personal Security
    Featuring TorchStone SVP, Joe Funk

    It’s pretty much a given now: Donald Trump is not approaching the presidency in a traditional manner. He’s rejected daily security briefings that are standard at the White House. It’s not clear, even, if he will be staying at the White House since he seems to prefer working from his office in New York.