Companies looking to evaluate their physical security programs after Tuesday’s shooting at the YouTube office campus in San Bruno, Calif., need to consider one main factor when considering the level of protection they want to put in place: How much risk will they tolerate? Mark Lex, senior vice president at TorchStone, a risk mitigation and security company, said security should be a topic boards discuss when considering operational risks.
For the second consecutive year, TorchStone Global, a strategic security advisory firm to wealthy families and multi-national corporations, earned top honors as the Best Security Solution from Private Asset Management (PAM) during their annual awards gala in February. At the event, PAM acknowledged the firm’s continued success in helping high net worth and Forbes 400 families proactively manage risk and enhance personal safety.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.