The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides risk management, business strategy and merchant banking advisory services, today announced that its Security Risk Management Consulting Methodology has been approved as a designated SAFETY Act “qualified anti-terrorism technology.” The Chertoff Group is one of the only professional services companies in the world to have achieved SAFETY Act designation across all industries for its proven Security Risk Management Consulting Methodology. The Chertoff Group developed its SAFETY Act-approved methodology to enable organizations to assess, mitigate and monitor physical and cyber security risks Security risk management According to the Global Terrorism Database, there were 5,367 terrorist attacks directly targeting businesses between 2001 and 2016. The Chertoff Group developed its SAFETY Act-approved methodology to enable organizations to assess, mitigate and monitor physical and cyber security risks to their people, facilities and technology assets as well as to the business operations they support. The service helps clients assess current security measures and, as appropriate, build out a security risk management program to deter, protect against, respond to and recover from key threat scenarios, as appropriate. Additionally, the firm provides a risk monitoring service to evaluate the effectiveness of controls being implemented. The methodology is flexible and modular, allowing it to be applied to address risks specific to an organization’s unique operating environment. “Achieving SAFETY Act designation is a key milestone in the continued advancement of our firm’s thought leadership and advisory services capabilities,” said Chad Sweet, co-founder and CEO of The Chertoff Group. “It puts us in a unique position to help our clients buy down security risk while also addressing liability protection.” To obtain SAFETY Act-approval, The Chertoff Group had to prove that its methodology demonstrated substantial utility and effectiveness Effective anti-terrorism capabilities In 2002, the U.S. Congress enacted the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act to foster development of effective anti-terrorism capabilities by providing important legal liability protections to sellers of capabilities that could save lives in a terrorist attack. The SAFETY Act creates liability limitations for claims arising out of, relating to, or resulting from an act of terrorism where Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies (QATTs) have been deployed. The statute has been interpreted to apply to a broad range or combination of technologies, including both products (hardware and software), services and programs. To obtain SAFETY Act-approval, The Chertoff Group had to prove that its methodology demonstrated substantial utility and effectiveness, as well as availability for immediate deployment, among other factors.
The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that enables clients to navigate changes in security risk, technology and policy, today announced the appointment of Robert Anderson as a principal in its Strategic Advisory Services practice. As a recognized expert in cybersecurity, incident response, cyber hacking, counterintelligence and economic espionage, Anderson will advise C-suite clients on strategies to help them grow, manage security risks and protect their commercial businesses. “We enthusiastically welcome Robert Anderson to our award-winning Strategic Advisory Services team,” said Chad Sweet, co-founder and CEO of The Chertoff Group. “Robert possesses unique expertise in industry-leading cyber security threats and incident response strategies. He served as executive assistant director of the FBI in a very distinguished public career. In addition to his more than 20 years of honorable service to our nation, Robert has a successful track record collaborating with clients to tackle their most critical security issues, making him the ideal executive for this leadership role at our firm. Anderson held several senior level positions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he spent more than 20 years rising through the ranks Information Security Expert Prior to joining The Chertoff Group, Anderson served as managing director and practice leader at Navigant Consulting Inc., where he led the initiative to build out their information security practice, exponentially growing the business and offering new services such as “CISO-as-a service.” Before Navigant, Anderson held several senior level positions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he spent more than 20 years rising through the ranks from a special agent in charge to executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber, response and services branch. His top achievements include upgrading the FBI’s technology infrastructure - positioning the bureau as a global leader in complex national security, criminal and cyber investigations - as well as establishing a new, second branch within the international operations division which focuses on intelligence driven international operations, to name a few. “The Chertoff Group is a globally respected advisory services firm that brings unparalleled industry expertise to help clients understand the implications of changes in security risk, technology and policy,” said Anderson. “It is an honor to be a part of this elite team of security experts who are helping clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth.” The Chertoff Group applies industry insights around security technology, global threats, strategy and public policy to enable a more secure world Cyber Security Solutions An internationally recognized leader in security and risk management advisory services, The Chertoff Group applies industry insights around security technology, global threats, strategy and public policy to enable a more secure world. Through its Strategic Advisory Services practice, The Chertoff Group leverages a trusted approach, proven methodology and deep understanding for security effectiveness to enable clients to reduce cyber and physical risk, protect critical assets and position their enterprise for growth.