Burlingame, CA, October 16, 2012 – ARES Security Corporation has signed an agreement with Ridge Global, an international risk management and security firm led by Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, the company announced today. Ridge Global will assist ARES Security in expanding its reach in the security market by providing a tailored consulting package focused on: strategy and planning services, market analysis, and business development support.
“There is a natural alignment between Ridge Global, a world-class risk management consulting firm, and ARES Security, the foremost quantitative risk mitigation solution company,” said Robert H. Scott, Vice President of ARES Security. “We wanted to go with the best in the business. With Ridge Global’s proven talent and experience, ARES will be well-positioned to provide solutions to the government and commercial markets that optimize security posture and ensure continuity of operations.”
Risk is persistent and pervasive, and both public and private sector entities face significant challenges associated with mitigating those risks that can impact operations and jeopardize business continuity. Security and resiliency are essential elements in an overall enterprise approach to protecting personnel, revenue and business operations. ARES Security’s solution, AVERT, helps government and commercial clients conduct enterprise risk assessments that strengthen and protect readiness and operational flow.
“AVERT is a compelling risk management tool and an enabler to competitiveness,” said Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global, “It is critically important for leaders to invest in solutions that mitigate risks related to terrorism, natural disasters, and other disruptive events that can suspend business, increase costs, and compromise the safety and well-being of employees.”
About ARES Security Corporation
ARES Security Corporation is a leading global provider of security solutions to visualize, analyze, and optimize physical security environments. ARES supports some of the most complex security systems operated by the defense, law enforcement, nuclear, oil and gas, space, and transportation industries around the world. ARES’ solutions AVERT and BluTrain, allow our customers to optimize their security and virtually train their forces in order to perform continual evaluation of current operational issues and aide in the decision process of future procurements. ARES Security’s solutions transform security from a net cost to a net benefit. AVERT has received the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SAFETY Act Certification and accreditation from the Department of Defense (DoD).
About Ridge Global
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Ridge Global provides strategic and operational services that advance the security and economic interests of businesses and governments worldwide. Led by the Honorable Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, Ridge Global offers international expertise across a scope of core business concerns, including security and infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness and response, energy, maritime management and strategic growth. For further information, please visit www.ridgeglobal.com.