• Bombs sent to CNN, prominent Democrats at time of political division

    Featuring TorchStone SVP, Joe Funk

    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.


  • TorchStone Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 1955 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 229 Percent

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    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.


  • The Wall Street Journal Morning Risk Report: Reassessing Security Following YouTube Campus Shooting

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    Featuring TorchStone SVP, Mark Lex

    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.


  • TorchStone Again Recognized by Private Asset Management

    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 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.


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

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    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.


  • 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.


  • 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.