THE TORCHSTONE WATCH

  • TorchStone Named to 2017 Entrepreneur360™ List

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    TorchStone Global, a strategic security advisory firm, has been recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine. The magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ List celebrates the best private companies in the United States and is developed from a comprehensive study designed to provide a multidimensional view of entrepreneurship today.

     

  • Cybersecurity for Travelers

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    Written by Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, Val LeTellier

    Just as is it much easier for you to physically contract a virus or disease when exposed to new environments, the same is true for information security; you are at greater risk when away from home.
    Cybersecurity experts generally agree that about 20 percent of travelers are subject to cyber targeting when abroad. All agree that travel puts you at additional information security risk. While some countries are known to host far more serious and focused attacks, data and identity thieves operate across the globe. When you enter their backyard, you are a target of opportunity.

     

  • National Club Association: Club Trends Magazine

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.