• TorchStone Adds Distinguished Corporate Security Veteran to Continue Rapid Growth


    TorchStone Global, a strategic security advisory firm, announced today the appointment of Mark Lex as Senior Vice President. This key addition to TorchStone’s newly formulated senior leadership team is a by-product of the company’s rapid growth in the corporate security sector. Mr. Lex will report to TorchStone’s President, Frank Rodman, and will be based in Northern California.


  • TorchStone Named to 2017 Entrepreneur360™ List


    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.


  • EPA Changes Its Story on Pruitt’s First-Class Travel

    EPA changes Its Story on Pruitt’s First-Class Travel
    Featuring TorchStone SVP, Joe Funk

    EPA on Wednesday retracted its claim that Administrator Scott Pruitt has received a “blanket waiver” to fly first class whenever he travels, after POLITICO pointed officials to federal travel rules that appeared to bar such arrangements.


  • Cybersecurity for Travelers

    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.