Tom Ridge, Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology at alliantgroup, presented at the National Systems Contractors Association’s Pivot to Profit conference at the Atlanta Airport Marriott. During the event’s keynote address, the first Secretary of Homeland Security and former Pennsylvania Governor highlighted the growing importance of cybersecurity for all businesses—from large corporations to small and mid-size companies.
Underlining a number of recent high profile events such as Russian hacking during 2016 elections to cybersecurity breaches at Under Armour and Equifax, Ridge discussed the ongoing rise in cyber threats facing public and private institutions and their potential long-term damage. From financial losses—either as a direct result of a cyberattack or in terms of hours of lost productivity—to damage to brand credibility and consumer confidence, a cybersecurity breach can have lasting consequences for a business.
“I would like to thank everyone that took the time to attend Governor Ridge’s address,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “As the first Secretary of Homeland Security, Governor Ridge was responsible for protecting our nation from cyber threats and has remained passionate about these issues. As the head of alliantgroup’s cybersecurity team, Ridge will continue to provide valuable insight on issues related to cybersecurity for U.S. businesses and public institutions.”
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