Detroit Economic Club: Fortune Favors the Brave: The Net Gain of Security in a Risk-Based World
Monday, April 14, 2008
DescriptionThe Honorable Tom Ridge. The inextricable link between security and prosperity in a progressively interdependent world has generated enormous political and economic benefits but also consequent challenges. As the interdependence grows, so grows the vulnerability. Terrorism, natural disasters, criminal acts, vendor issues, accidents and geopolitical influences can have debilitating effects on economies and thus have put issues such as supply chain security, cross-border collaborations and security investment at the forefront of every proactive business and government agenda. Secretary Ridge, the nation's first secretary of Homeland Security and former governor Pennsylvania, will share his views of today's risk-centric environment and how to minimize those risks in favor of greater resiliency and security across the globe.