• POLITICO: Trump Private Security Force ‘Playing With Fire’

    Featuring TorchStone SVP, Joe Funk

    President-elect Donald Trump has continued employing a private security and intelligence team at his victory rallies, and he is expected to keep at least some members of the team after he becomes president, according to people familiar with the plans.



  • Expert: Trump’s Personal Security Doesn’t Compare to Secret Service

    Featuring TorchStone SVP, Joe Funk

    It’s pretty much a given now: Donald Trump is not approaching the presidency in a traditional manner. He’s rejected daily security briefings that are standard at the White House. It’s not clear, even, if he will be staying at the White House since he seems to prefer working from his office in New York.



  • POLITICO: Secret Service Faces Massive Bill for Protecting Trump

    Featuring TorchStone Board Member, Bill Pickle

    Protecting Donald Trump and his family will involve unprecedented costs for taxpayers. But federal and New York City officials are dismissing speculation about sky-scraping expenses. The Secret Service renting a floor or two of Trump Tower for as much as $3 million a year? Not happening, the agency says. New York City paying a million dollars a day to protect the first family? “Inaccurate and unconfirmed,” said a spokesman for Mayor Bill De Blasio.



  • TorchStone Acquires U.S. Safety and Security

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    TorchStone Global, LLC is pleased to announce its acquisition of U.S. Safety and Security, a leader in executive protection, intelligence and investigations. The move comes at a time of record growth for TorchStone, and further expands its global protection capabilities, its international sports and event security practice, and its high profile/high net worth family consulting.



  • The LPGA Tour Goes To Great Lengths To Keep Us Safe

    The LPGA Tour does a fantastic job of making us feel safe. If a fan says or does something that makes me feel threatened or uncomfortable, some teeny provocation, I notify an official and it’s handled right away. Our security team is amazing. One guy headed the detail on two presidential-election campaigns.



  • Employing Corporate Security Best Practices to Protect Wealthy Families

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    The sophisticated techniques corporations use to protect their interests and keep their employees safe can be applied to the unique vulnerabilities facing families of great wealth, but only if approached and implemented with similar proactive consistency. For the overall health and stability of the company, the best practices of corporate security should be applied to the personal security posture of the c-suite executive, the wealthy and/or high profile founder, and the outspoken board member.



  • TorchStone Adds Administrative Director to Support Rapid Growth

    TorchStone Global, LLC, has hired security industry veteran Maja Roberts to serve in the newly created position of Director of Administration. Ms. Roberts has an extensive background in developing systems and processes to support operations, as well as managing the full business development life cycle in the security industry.


  • TorchStone Adds Clinical Psychologist to Enhance Client Safety

    TorchStone Global, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Malique Carr (CA PSY25110) to its team. Dr. Carr will serve in the role of Protective Intelligence Analyst and will enhance TorchStone client safety by providing a psychological perspective to our threat investigations.


  • The Argument for Holistic Cybersecurity

    As you may have read, there is growing acceptance that technology alone cannot address the myriad cyber threats that confront organizations.

    This realization is driven by the growth of several complementary issues: the number and scope of cyber attacks, the widening range of victims, the use of social engineering and the empowered role of the insider.


  • TorchStone adds Olympics Manager; Extends Reach to South America

    TorchStone, a consulting firm specializing in strategic security solutions for multinational corporations, high profile individuals, and high net worth families, is pleased to announce the addition of Lance Root as Olympics Program Manager. Mr. Root recently retired after a 26-year career as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Diplomatic Security Service of the U.S. Department of State.