Tom Ridge to speak at MRC conference

The Merchant Risk Council announced earlier this month that former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge will be the keynote speaker at its 7th annual e-Commerce Payments and Rick Conference, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., in March.

Ridge, who is also the president and CEO of security consultancy firm Ridge Global, will address the growing number of cyber security issues and the threats they pose to the e-Commerce industry, as well as the U.S. and global economies.

"The MRC is all about online merchants working together to mitigate risk and stay on top of new and growing threats, and Mr. Ridge's insights into global risk and security issues, dovetails with the MRC’s vision of creating a safer and more profitable e-Commerce environment for all stakeholders," Ethoca CEO Andre Edelbrock said in a prepared statement.