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Chad Sweet on Bloomberg TV discusses latest on downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 and Gaza Conflict

Source: Bloomberg TV "Street Smart"

Chad Sweet , Co- Founder and CEO of The Chertoff Group, appeared on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart" with host Trish Regan on July 17, 2014 to discuss the latest on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 and the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza.  Click here to watch. 

 

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Michael Hayden Joins "Morning Joe" To Discuss the Latest in Gaza and Downed Flight MH17

Source: MSNBC

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Chad Sweet Discusses Need for Increased Pressure on Russia Following Downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17

Source: CNBC

 

 

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Chad Sweet in Forbes Magazines' "10 Ways to 'Fix' Cybersecurity"

Source: Forbes Magazine

Chad Sweet discusses M&A cyber risks with Forbes' security reporter, Byron Acholido, and offered his best idea for stemming digital security threats.

“Corporate America rarely grows 100% organically anymore. M&A is almost always involved. Increasingly when you acquire a company, you inherit all of that company’s cybersins. If their systems are infected or breached, you’re infected. In the same way a financial audit is done to make sure the books aren’t cooked, there needs to be a cyberaudit to give stakeholders confidence that the key, valued intellectual property they are purchasing for future revenue has not been compromised.”

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Jay Ahern Discusses Surges in Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd"

Source: MSNBC

Jay Ahern joined MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd" to discuss the recent surge in unaccompanied children crossing the border along the Rio Grande Valley region and its international security implications as violence continues to rise in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.  Click here to watch.

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Jay Ahern on Bloomberg TV discusses pipeline security 

Source: Bloomberg TV "In the Loop"

Jay Ahern joined Bloomberg TV's "In The Loop" to discuss the potential terrorism risks of the Keystone XL Pipeline, the history of attacks on pipelines around the world and how companies can guard their business interests against terrorism.   Click here to watch.

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Charlie Allen on Federal News Radio

Source: Federal News Radio 

Charlie Allen discusses the Intelligence Committee's Inspector General report into the Boston Bombings, as well as the lessons learned and the importance of information sharing between countries one year after the Boston Marathon Bombing on Federal News Radio, "Federal Drive", with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

 

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Brian White Provides Consumer Tips to Strengthen Personal Security Online

Source: Bloomberg West

 

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Chad Sweet Discusses the Possibility of Terrorism on Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 on CNN's State of the Union

Source: CNN State of the Union  

 

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Adam Isles Discusses the Proposed  Budget in FY 2015 for the Department of Homeland Security 

 

Source: Federal News Radio

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Secretary Chertoff Discusses Cybersecurity Risks for Energy Infrastructure and Financial Industry 

Source: CNBC  

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General Hayden Appeared on CNN's "Erin Burnett Out Front" to Discuss the U.S. Relationship with Russia in Response to the Ukraine Crisis 

Source: CNN's Erin Burnett Out Front

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Chad Sweet Receives Market Maven Award at The Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC) Annual Awards Ceremony 

Source: The Government Technology & Services Coalition

Chad Sweet Receives Market Maven Award

The Market Maven award is presented annually to an exceptional individual who contributes in a concrete and tangible way to the efficiency, productivity and effectiveness of the homeland and national security market. Proven as a thought leader with a belief in increasing individual opportunity, the power of free enterprise and the nurture of innovation to advance and support the homeland and national security mission.

“The Chertoff Group was a founding Strategic Partner of the Coalition because we believe that they champion the type of collaboration that makes the market stronger, improves the efficiency of the Federal market, and ultimately produces better solutions in support of the mission,” said Chad Sweet, recipient of the Market Maven award. “I am excited to accept this prestigious recognition in support of our vision for a robust homeland security market.”

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Chad Sweet Discusses Security at U.S. Power Grids

Source: The Fox News Channel

Chad Sweet responds to new reports on the April 2013 sniper attack on Metcalf power substation in San Jose, California. 

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Jason Kaufman on Private Equity Growth in Defense Industry 

Source: The Washington Post

In the past, private equity was not a major player in defense contracting, which investors saw as reliable but hardly fast growing. There were those who had carved out a niche in the market — the Carlyle Group is the most frequently cited example. Defense contracting’s biggest asset was its reliability; it is a business relatively immune to short-term economic swings.

“The government pays its bills and pays its bills on time,” said Jason Kaufman, head of investment banking at Chertoff Capital.

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Secretary Michael Chertoff Joins "Meet the Press" to Discuss Allegations Against Edward Snowden, the Sochi Olympic Security Risks, and Prevention of Soft Target Attacks  

Source: NBC's "Meet the Press" 

 

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Jason Kaufman Discusses M&A Trends in Government Contracts Market

Source: Government Contracting Weekly

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Jason Kaufman on M&A Activity in Defense and National Security Sector

Source: WashingtonExec

Dealmakers often greet the New Year with optimism, and this year is no different. Chertoff Capital expects a surge in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2014, as renewed market certainty enables a return to strategic planning and measured risk tolerance. Spurring this optimism is the budget deal and defense bill, signed into law December 26th, restoring approximately $63 billion in sequestration cuts over two years. The deal also removes the threat of another government shutdown through the end of 2015.

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Gen. Hayden Discusses NSA Data Collection on NBC's "Meet the Press" 

Source: NBC

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Interview: Mark Weatherford and Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure 

Source: Infosecurity 

Few people know as much about cybersecurity – or applying it on a public level – than Mark Weatherford. Currently a principal with The Chertoff Group, a broad-based security consultancy founded by the former DHS secretary, Weatherford built his resume first as a cryptology officer in the US Navy, then in the private sector, but most recently through a string of public sector roles that culminated in being appointed as the US Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity.

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Mark Weatherford Receives CSO 2013 Compass Award

Source: CSO

Unlike many CSOs, who seem to take a winding path to the role, Mark Weatherford likes to say he's been working in information security his whole life. In grad school as part of his Navy service in the 1990s, Weatherford wrote a thesis on information security, an unusual topic at the time.

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Check Out Federal Computer Week's Coverage of the Chertoff Group Security Series 

Source: Federal Computer Week  

Federal officials and technologists who pushed to advance continuous monitoring cybersecurity capabilities are hoping the awarding of 17 continuous diagnostics and mitigation contracts this summer is the beginning of more efficient -- and less expensive -- IT operations for federal, state and local agencies.

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General Hayden Discusses NSA Surveillance on "Face the Nation"  

Source: CBS   

 

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Secretary Chertoff Discusses the Impact of National Security Leaks on Fox News' "Happening Now"  

Source: Fox News   

Secretary Chertoff weighs in on whether the unauthorized leak of the Al Qaeda plot was more damaging to national security than Edward Snowden.    

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Jim Pflaging Joins Tripwire Panel "Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT"   

Source: Federal News Radio

How are agencies tackling the threats and vulnerabilities inherent in today's technology dependent government? 

Continuous monitoring provides nearly real-time information in the face of cyber attacks and is essential for senior leaders making ongoing risk-based decisions that affect critical mission and business functions. OMB mandates and NIST guidelines require agencies to establish oversight mechanisms to evaluate systematically and ensure the continuing security, interoperability, and availability of systems and agency data. Tune into this interactive discussion to learn about the current state of risk management and how agencies are using continuous monitoring to maintain situational awareness of information security and organizational risk.

You'll hear from leaders in government and industry as they discuss:

    • NIST guidelines on information security continuous monitoring as a component of risk management.
    • Threat and attack trends affecting the need for greater information assurance.
    • A how-to for compliance with federal legislation, directives, regulations and standards using continuous monitoring.

 

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Chad Sweet Discusses the Navy Yard Shootings in Washington, DC on CNBC 

Source: CNBC  

 

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General Hayden Appears on "Face the Nation"

Source: CBS  

 

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Mark Weatherford Discusses "The Next Disaster Power Companies Are Preparing For" with NPR's Tom Gjelten 

Source: NPR  

Ten years after a cascading power outage across a broad section of the U.S. and Canada, utility operators and regulators are concerned about another blackout scenario: a massive cyberattack that could threaten the U.S. electric grid. 

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Secretary Chertoff Discusses the Importance of Public/Private Partnerships to Protect Critical Infrastructure 

Source: CNBC  

 

 

 

 

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Michael Hayden Joins "Morning Joe" to discuss NSA Surveillance Programs

Source: MSNBC

 

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Is America's Infrastructure at Risk from a Cyber Attack?  

Source: FOX Business Network

See what Michael Chertoff and Michael Hayden say when they join Fox Business Network's Connell McShane

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Michael Chertoff Joins "Meet the Press" to Discuss the Boston Marathon Bombing

Source: NBC

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Richard Falkenrath Joins PBS NewsHour to Discuss Emerging Technology in Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing

Source: PBS

 

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Chad Sweet Joins Bloomberg to Discuss the White House's Growing Concerns with Cybersecurity

Source: Bloomberg

Dire warnings from Washington about a "cyber Pearl Harbor" envision a single surprise strike from a formidable enemy that could destroy power plants nationwide, disable the financial system or cripple the U.S. government.

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Gen. Michael Hayden discusses cybersecurity and how to avert cyber attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure

Source: Reuters

Dire warnings from Washington about a "cyber Pearl Harbor" envision a single surprise strike from a formidable enemy that could destroy power plants nationwide, disable the financial system or cripple the U.S. government.

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General Michael Hayden and Fox Business: The rise of cyber threats to American industry

Source: Fox Business

General Michael Hayden, former CIA and NSA director, weighs in on whether we should fear governments or terrorists regarding cyber espionage.    

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Michael Chertoff discusses sequestration and national security

Source: Fox & Friends

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General Michael Hayden discusses cyber threats on Rock Center with Brian Williams

Source: Rock Center with Brian Williams

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Watch Michael Chertoff and Andrea Mitchell: Cyber Security Measures Taken to Prevent Theft, Espionage Threats

Source: MSNBC

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Chad Sweet Discusses US Cyber-Battle with
China with Christiane Amanpour

Source: CNN International

 

 

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Gen. Michael Hayden Discusses the Role of Private US Firms When Dealing with Cyberattacks

Source: Associated Press

When Kevin Mandia, a retired military cybercrime investigator, decided to expose China as a primary threat to U.S. computer networks, he didn't have to consult with American diplomats in Beijing or declassify tactics to safely reveal government secrets.

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Chad Sweet on FOX's America Live Discusses the Operation that led to Osama Bin Laden's Death

Source: Fox News

 

 

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