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The Chertoff Group to Host Security Series Event on Automation, Intelligence, and Predictive Threat Analysis

October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides business strategy, risk management, and merger and acquisition (M&A) services, will host a full-day conference titled “Beyond CDM – Transitioning to an Active Cyber Defense” on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in McLean, Virginia.

The Chertoff Group Security Series provides business leaders and security managers with an insightful platform for serious discussion around today's most challenging security concerns and what is needed to effectively mitigate these risks. This upcoming event will feature a thoughtful and thorough discussion on new approaches to intelligence, information sharing, threat analysis, and automated defense and mitigation measures as well as policy and governance implications for both the public and private sector.

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The Chertoff Group Expands Senior Advisor Team

October 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chertoff Group, a premiere advisory firm focused exclusively on the security and risk management sector, is pleased to announce six new senior advisors to the firm: Dr. Chris Bronk, Dr. Rupert Herbert-Burns, Rear Admiral Robert Day, Mr. John Sano, Dr. Gerry Sleefe, and Ms. Teri Takai  

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The Chertoff Group Hires David Leach as Principal

September 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides business strategy, risk management and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services, today announced former Goldman Sachs Managing Director David Leach has joined the Firm as a Principal.  In this role, he will advise clients across all stages of the business lifecycle. 

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The Chertoff Group to Host Security Series Event on Building Resiliency for Financial Services Sector

August 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides business strategy, risk management, and merger and acquisition (M&A) services, will host a half-day conference titled "Data Security, Cyber Risk Mitigation and Response: How to Build a More Resilient Financial Services Sector" on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The Chertoff Group Security Series provides business leaders and security managers with an insightful platform for serious discussion around today's most challenging security concerns and what is needed to effectively mitigate these risks. This upcoming event will feature a thoughtful and thorough discussion on the threats and challenges facing the financial services sector and what is needed to build more resilient networks that can minimize business disruption when a cyber-intrusion occurs.

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Chertoff Capital Advises Signal Innovations Group in Pending Sale to BAE Systems

July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On July 31, 2014, BAE Systems announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Signal Innovations Group, Inc.(SIG), an In-Q-Tel backed provider of imaging technologies and analytics to the U.S. intelligence and defense communities. Chertoff Capital is serving as the exclusive investment banking advisor to SIG.

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The Chertoff Group Opens New Offices in Texas

July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides business strategy, risk management, and merger and acquisition (M&A) services, today announced the opening of new offices in Austin and Houston to meet the growing demand for integrated services to help companies grow and secure their enterprises. Greg Hill, who joined the firm in February 2014, will manage The Chertoff Group's Texas operations and market our unique capabilities to help clients achieve their core business objectives. In addition to these new locations, The Chertoff Group operates offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  

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The Chertoff Group Announces Recent Promotions

July 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides business strategy, risk management, and merger and acquisition (M&A) services, is pleased to announce the promotions of Jim Pflaging to Principal and Head of Business Strategy, Elizabeth Carter to Senior Director and Marjorie Chelius to Senior Associate. 

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The Chertoff Group Recruits Former Accenture & PwC Technology Consulting Leader

June 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group, a premiere global advisory firm exclusively focused on security and risk management, is pleased to announce Dr. Alastair MacWillson, former Global Managing Director for Technology Consulting at Accenture, has joined the firm as Principal.

At The Chertoff Group, Dr. MacWillson will advise a global client base on how to strategically protect their most critical assets while achieving desired business objectives through effective risk management designed to proactively identify threats, reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen resiliency.  He will also apply his broad experience to advise emerging and established technology companies on business direction, solution development, go-to-market strategies, and brand recognition. 

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Edelman, The Chertoff Group Announce Strategic Alliance

May 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group, a premier security and risk management advisory firm, and Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm, today announced a strategic alliance to help companies grow and be secure in an ever-changing economy and dynamic threat environment. 

Driven by a growing demand for integrated services to manage cyber threats and other risks, companies seek such counsel so they can prepare for, protect against and respond to the most complex challenges and also to clearly communicate their business value and meet specific business objectives.

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The Chertoff Group Expands Senior Advisor Team

May 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group, a premiere advisory firm focused exclusively on the security and risk management sector, is pleased to announce four new Senior Advisors to the firm: Andy Bochman, Adam Golodner, Jack Thomas Tomarchio, and Al Wargo. 

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The Chertoff Group Advises The SI Organization, a Portfolio Company of Veritas Capital, on Its Pending Acquisition of QinetiQ North America Services and Solution Group 

April 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group is pleased to serve as an advisor to The SI Organization (the SI) in support of its pending acquisition of QinetiQ North America Services and Solution Group (QNA/SSG).  This acquisition will bring together two highly complementary companies to create an organization uniquely qualified to meet the market demand for technology-enabled offerings in the area of cyber security, analytics, software development and IT solutions.  

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The Chertoff Group Expands Team with Greg Hill

March 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides strategic consulting, risk management and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services, today announced former House Committee on Homeland Security Chief of Staff Greg Hill has joined the firm as a Principal.

At The Chertoff Group,Mr. Hill will be advising clientshow to strategically grow and expand their business in the national security marketplace while working with others to identify threats, reduce vulnerabilities and protect their most critical assets, both domestically and in the international arena, where he has deep experience.  In addition, he will serve as a partner of TCG Capital Partners,The Chertoff Group’s primary vehicle for investment activities. 

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The Chertoff Group Announces 2014 Promotions

February 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group is pleased to announce the following individuals have been selected for promotions, effective immediately. First, we celebrate the promotion of Nat Fogg, Jason Kaufman and Brian White to Principal. In addition, we also are pleased to announce that Ben Dower has been promoted to Director and Brendan Mulroy has been named an Associate.

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Mark Weatherford Named ISSA Senior Member

February 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group announced today that Mark Weatherford has been named a Senior Member by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk, and protecting critical information and infrastructure.

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The Chertoff Group Continues to Grow Dynamic Team With New Senior Advisors

January 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group, a global security and risk management advisory firm, is pleased to announce three new senior advisors to our organization.  These new advisors complement the firm's current team of experts who bring decades of career experience and deep subject matter knowledge in homeland security, defense and intelligence, emerging technologies, big data analytics, and cybersecurity.  

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Chertoff Capital Serves As Investment Banking Advisor to Entrust In Its Pending Sale to Datacard Group

December 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On December 17, 2013, Datacard Group announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Entrust, Inc., a global provider of identity-based security solutions that secure governments, enterprises, and financial institutions in more than 5,000 organizations spanning 85 countries.  Chertoff Capital is serving as investment banking advisor to Entrust, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, in the transaction.

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The Chertoff Group Expands Team With Senior Advisors

December 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, risk management and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services, is pleased to announce the addition of five new senior advisors to the firm.  These new advisors complement The Chertoff Group's unique expertise and deep subject matter knowledge in homeland security, defense and intelligence, emerging technologies, big data analytics, and cybersecurity.

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The Chertoff Group to Host Security Series Event on Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation 

October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, risk management and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services, will host a half-day conference about the “Shift in Security: What Does CDM Mean for Reducing Enterprise Risk?” on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at The Ritz Carlton in McLean, Virginia. Designed to bring together top minds and seasoned cybersecurity experts from both government and industry, The Chertoff Group will present the benefits and barriers to successfully implementing a Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) plan and the long-term vision for how this type of risk management strategy can help identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities to enable remediation and reduce overall risk.

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The Chertoff Group Advises CACI on Its Pending Acquisition of Six3 Systems

October 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Chertoff Group is proud to serve as an advisor to CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) in support of its pending acquisiton of Six3 Systems Inc. for $820 million. This acquisition will further CACI's leadership in critical national security markets and is expected to close in CACI's fiscal second quarter, ending December 2013, subject to regulatory approvals.

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Evan Wolff Joins The Chertoff Group as Managing Director

September 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, risk management and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services, is pleased to announce Evan Wolff will be joining the firm as a Managing Director. Primarily operating out of the Washington, D.C. office, Mr. Wolff will work across our consulting and security services lines of business to help clients better assess risk, develop appropriate mitigation plans, and further protect themselves from today's physical and cyber security threats.

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Statement by Michael Chertoff on the Announced Departure of Janet Napolitano as DHS Secretary

July 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – I have had the opportunity to know and work with Janet Napolitano for the past 20 years.  As a former US Attorney, Governor of Arizona, and today as Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet has always brought remarkable dedication to meeting the challenges at hand and a wholehearted commitment to public service.  

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Chertoff Capital Advises Digital Sandbox in Sale to Haystax Technology

April 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Haystax Technology, Inc., in partnership with The Edgewater Funds, today announced the acquisition of Digital Sandbox, Inc.  Chertoff Capital is proud to have served as the exclusive financial advisor to Digital Sandbox.  

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The Chertoff Group Advises Behrman Capital on Acquisition of Tresys Technology  

March 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chertoff Group is pleased to have served as an advisor to Behrman Capital's acquisition of Tresys Technology.

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Mark Weatherford to Join The Chertoff Group May 1

March 14, 2013 

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Chertoff Group (TCG) is pleased to announce that Mark Weatherford, one of the nation's leading experts on cybersecurity will be joining the firm as a principal in the Washington, D.C. office.

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Former NYPD Chief Charles Kammerdener Joins TCG as Senior Advisor

March 5, 2013 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chertoff Group (TCG) is pleased to announce former NYPD Chief Charles Kammerdener has joined the firm as Senior Advisor. With more than 35 years of service to the New York City Police Department, Chief Kammerdener offers exceptional insight and knowledge of law enforcement operations at the federal, state and local level and how to effectively protect, prevent, respond and recover from a wide range of threats and emergency situations.

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Ambassador Michael Gfoeller Joins Board of Advisors

December 6, 2012 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chertoff Group (TCG) is pleased to announce that Ambassador Michael Gfoeller has joined the firm's Board of Advisors.  He brings decades of experience in foreign affairs and international security with more than two decades of experience at the U.S. Department of State. He brings decades of experience in foreign affairs and international security with more than two decades of experience at the U.S. Department of State.

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TCG's Paul Schneider Named AFCEA Homeland Security Chairman

September 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Honorable Paul Schneider, Principal at The Chertoff Group, has been selected as Chairman of the AFCEA Homeland Security Committee.  In this position, Mr. Schneider will provide direction to the members of the Committee, helping to guide AFCEA's outreach to security professionals in both government and industry.

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The Chertoff Group Advises Arlington Capital on Novetta's Acquisition of International Biometrics Group

September 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chertoff Group is pleased to have served as an advisor to Arlington Capital Partners, through its portfolio company Novetta Solutions, in its recent acquisition of International Biometrics Group, LLC (IBG). 

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Houston Ship Channel Security District Selects The Chertoff Group to Develop and Implement Strategic Plan

August 23, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chertoff Group, a global security and risk management advisory firm, was selected from among a significant number of highly qualified companies to conduct a strategic review and assessment of the Houston Ship Channel Security District's existing security initiatives. 

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The Chertoff Group Further Expands Senior Advisor Team

August 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Chertoff Group, a global security and risk management advisory firm, is pleased to announce four new senior advisors to our organization.  These new advisors include:

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Prominent Security Experts Join The Chertoff Group as Senior Advisors

July 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Chertoff Group, a global security and risk management advisory firm, is pleased to announce four new senior advisors to our organization.  These new senior advisors complement the firm’s current team of experts who bring decades of career experience engaged in defense, homeland security, intelligence, cybersecurity, foreign policy, international trade, and financial services. 

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The Chertoff Group Hires Dr. Prescott Winter

July 23, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Chertoff Group is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Prescott Winter as a Managing Director in its Washington, D.C. office.   At The Chertoff Group, Dr. Winter will work with clients to create a layered security defense combining the right mix of services, tools, and best practices that will help reduce risk while also working with those who offer innovative technology solutions to both government and commercial customers interested in strengthening cyber defense and response capabilities. 

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The Chertoff Group Expands Team With Senior Advisors

New Team Brings Additional Focus in Areas of Counterterrorism,
Counterintelligence, and International Affairs

July 16, 2012

The Chertoff Group, a global security and risk management advisory firm, is pleased to announce three new senior advisors to our organization.  These new senior advisors complement the firm’s current team of experts who bring decades of career experience engaged in defense, homeland security, intelligence, cybersecurity, foreign policy, international trade, and financial services.

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Robert Rodriguez Joins Chertoff Group
Board of Advisors

February 9, 2012

The Chertoff Group, a global security and risk management advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Rodriguez to the firm's Board of Advisors.  Mr. Rodriguez, a 22-year veteran with the U.S. Secret Service, is currently Chairman and Founder of the Security Innovation Network (SINET), which advances cybersecurity solutions across both industry and government service sectors.

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The Chertoff Group Expands  
San Francisco Office

January 25, 2012

The Chertoff Group is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Pflaging as a Managing Director to the San Francisco office. With this new addition, The Chertoff Group is continuing to deliver on its commitment to help companies in the Silicon Valley grow and expand their service offerings, particularly within federal and international markets.

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Chertoff Capital Advises Sotera on Acquisition of Potomac Fusion

December 2, 2011

Sotera Defense Solutions (Sotera), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security customers, announced that on December 1, 2011, the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Potomac Fusion, Inc. Potomac Fusion develops data fusion, data analytics, cyber and visualization solutions for U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DOD) Tactical ISR mission systems operating in a cloud computing environment.

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The Chertoff Group Serves As Strategic Advisor to Safran on Acquisition of L-1 Identity Solutions 

July 26th, 2011

The Chertoff Group is pleased to announce its client, Safran, has completed its acquisition of L-1 Identity Solutions for a total cash amount of $1.09 billion. This successful combination of best-in-class biometric and secure credential technologies strengthens Safran's position as a leading provider of enhanced identity management solutions within the fast-growing high-tech defense and homeland security market.

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The Chertoff Group Hires
Jason Kaufman

May 3rd, 2011

The Chertoff Group is pleased to announce that Jason Kaufman has joined the firm as a Managing Director. The move reflects the firm's continued growth in providing strategic and financial advisory services to clients engaged in the national security, intelligence, defense and civilian government contracting markets.

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The Chertoff Group Expands
Washington D.C. Office

March 9th, 2011

The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, today announced two new members to their Washington, D.C. office. Cindy Farkus, a 29-year veteran of the National Security Agency (NSA) and former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence officer, has joined The Chertoff Group as a Managing Director.

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The Chertoff Group Marks First
Full Year as Strategic Advisors

January 4th, 2011

Leveraging its unique subject matter knowledge of the homeland security, defense and intelligence sectors, The Chertoff Group provided strategic advice to its clients, including strategic and financial acquirers, on several key transactions in 2010. These transactions, totaling more than $2.1 billion in enterprise value, involved companies that provide technologies and solutions across a spectrum of security subsectors including biometrics, satellite systems engineering, personnel protection, security training, cyber security and data analytics.

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Former DHS Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider Named Chairman

November 8th, 2010

The Board of Directors of the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security announced its election today of the Honorable Paul Schneider as the Board’s next Chairman. Mr. Schneider, who is a principal at the Chertoff Group, was the immediate former Deputy Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Former U.K. Home Secretary
John Reid Joins Chertoff Group

June 15th, 2010

The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, today announced that the Right Honorable Dr. John Reid, a former nine-time United Kingdom (UK) government minister and 23-year Member of Parliament, has joined the Chertoff Group in their London office.

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Chertoff Group Expands
Board of Advisors

June 1st, 2010

The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, announced Thursday that recently retired U.S. Navy Admiral Timothy J. Keating and the former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) Sir John M. Scarlett have joined the Chertoff Group’s Board of Advisors.

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Richard Falkenrath Joining
Chertoff Group

April 12th, 2010

The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, today announced Richard Falkenrath will join the firm and their expert team of professionals helping to advise clients on today’s most pressing security challenges. The firm helps clients at each stage of the security process with a focus on prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

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Chertoff Group Expands
International Reach

March 18th, 2010

The Chertoff Group, the rapidly expanding strategic security advisory group, is pleased to announce the opening of a London office to support its international client base, together with the appointment of its first London-based Principals.

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The Chertoff Group Names
Board of Advisors and
Expands Leadership Team

March 17th, 2010

The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, today announced the formation of a Board of Advisors, bringing together a renowned group of leaders with unparalleled experience in the areas of intelligence, foreign policy, international trade, homeland security, and financial services. In addition, former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Jayson Ahern, former NSA official William Marshall, and homeland security and defense policy expert Brian White have joined the Chertoff Group.

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The Chertoff Group Expands
Leadership Team

November 16th, 2009

The Chertoff Group announced today five key additions to its leadership team. These individuals bring to the Chertoff Group vast expertise and decades of highly specialized experience in bio defense, cyber security, intelligence, border and transportation security, risk management, and emergency management.

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Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and
3 Renowned Security Experts Join The Chertoff Group

April 13th, 2009

General Michael Hayden, who has led both the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA), is joining the security advisory firm the Chertoff Group as a principal, the firm announced today. Former Deputy Secretary for Homeland Security Paul Schneider, Former Undersecretaries of Homeland Security Charles Allen and Admiral Jay Cohen are also joining the Chertoff Group as principals.

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Michael Chertoff to Lead Security
and Risk Advisory Firm

March 26th, 2009

Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff has formed a security advisory firm, The Chertoff Group, which will advise corporate and government clients on security and risk management issues. The firm helps clients at each stage of the security process with a focus on prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. The Chertoff Group also announced today a strategic partnership with communications firm Burson-Marsteller.

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“The best defense is knowing what
your enemies are up to, before they
know you know it.”

General Michael Hayden