March 21, 2018
by Charlie Mitchell
Tom Ridge, the first Homeland Security secretary and former governor of Pennsylvania, has signed on as the new Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology at alliantgroup, where he will focus on encouraging smaller entities to use the federal research and development tax credit to develop cybersecurity products.
“I appreciate the opportunity to be on the alliantgroup board. In my experience as governor and at DHS, I always liked incentivizing good behavior,” Ridge said. “Alliantgroup has identified a niche around the permanent R&D tax credit that seems to fit well with the cybersecurity sector.”
The former DHS secretary also discussed deterrence, software liability and other issues in a wide-ranging interview Tuesday with Inside Cybersecurity.
Ridge is the founder and chairman of Ridge Global, which offers an array of cybersecurity consulting services including […]