By TorchStone Consultant, Joshua Sinai, PhD, Published in The InfraGard Journal
This article assesses the risk posed by the ability of a variety of threat actors to send weaponized letters and packages, usually via a country’s mail system, against a spectrum of public and private sector targets in the U.S. and globally. A chronological listing of significant past attacks provides an empirical basis to assess the nature and severity of these incidents.
Federal agents are investigating bomb scares targeting prominent Democrats, as well as CNN. Amna Nawaz reports on the political discourse that may have inspired it, as well as President Trump’s response. Hari Sreenivasan reports from New York. Judy Woodruff discusses with Juliette Kayyem, who worked in the Department of Homeland Security under Obama, and Joseph Funk, former Secret Service.
NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today revealed that TorchStone Global is No. 1995 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
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.
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.
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.