Month: August 2017

Trending topics on The Resilience Post

Barcelona fits a pattern – there is no pattern Does the Barcelona and Charlottesville recent vehicular terrorist attacks fit a pattern? Spoiler alert, there never is and never will be a ‘pattern.’ Resilience Thinking: Rhetoric and Reality See how cities can and should build resilience thinking into infrastructure projects and what are the usual obstacles.

ISO Standards and agriculture – Do you trust the food you eat?

From tractors and trailers to methods for testing soils and even fish-farming, ISO Standards play an essential role in feeding the world. As pressure on land and resources increases alongside population, and the demand for high-quality food, efficient farming is more important than ever. ISO Standards enable efficient use of fertilizers and fuel, delivering substantial ...

ISO training and certification opportunities in the United States

Great opportunities for Business Continuity, Information Security and Risk Management professionals! See our upcoming ISO training and certification events in the USA in October. Visit our website for our complete training schedule and acquire your ISO certification! ISO 9001 Lead Implementer Support your organization in implementing and managing a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ...

Barcelona fits a pattern – there is no pattern

What recently happened in Barcelona has taken some interesting twists and turns. A heinous act that we all thought was yet another quasi-random example of ‘vehicular terrorism’ (Nice, Berlin, Stockholm, London, Charlottesville…) has become a carefully planned albeit badly executed plot. We thought that the use of a van was the original intent but have learned that the ...

ISO training and certification opportunities in Europe

Great opportunities for Business Continuity, Information Security and Risk Management professionals! See our upcoming ISO training and certification events in Europe this fall. Visit our website for our complete training schedule and acquire your ISO certification! ISO 22301 Lead Implementer Master the Implementation of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301.   Athens, Greece ...

Pipeline payday: how builders win big, whether more gas is needed or not

Close corporate relationships between pipeline builders and gas buyers are allowing companies to reap higher profits while locking in emissions for years to come. The real fight over America's energy future isn't in coal. Rather, dozens of pipeline projects, making up one of the largest expansions of natural gas infrastructure in U.S. history, are where ...

Security practitioners overwhelmed by the tenacity of digital threats

When it comes to organizations’ digital defense posture, many enterprise security practitioners are overwhelmed by the scale and tenacity of external digital threats—and they lack confidence in their processes, systems and tools. That’s according to RiskIQ’s 2017 State of Enterprise Digital Defense Report, which found that an average of 40% of organizations experienced five or ...

Texas hit by Hurricane Harvey: what we know so far

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, after swiftly gathering strength over the Gulf of Mexico. It made landfall as a category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 130mph (210km/h), making it the strongest hurricane to hit the US since the category 3 Wilma battered Florida in 2005. The ...

The monster atomic bomb that was too big to use

On the morning of 30 October 1961, a Soviet Tu-95 bomber took off from Olenya airfield in the Kola Peninsula in the far north of Russia. The Tu-95 was a specially modified version of a type that had come into service a few years earlier; a huge, swept-wing, four-engined monster tasked with carrying Russia’s arsenal ...

Resilience Thinking: Rhetoric and Reality

Substantial infrastructure investments are on the horizon. These investments are necessary to accommodate population growth and rapidly changing ecosystems. Now more than ever, cities and their partners are looking to integrate resilience thinking into these projects to withstand a growing array of shocks and stresses. 100RC teamed up with EY on a survey and report: ...

LinkedIn told it cannot stop the bots

So you’re considering changing jobs and quietly make a couple of changes to your LinkedIn profile to ensure it is looking its best for any potential new employer. But then a third-party service spots that change and alerts your bosses. Uh oh. That’s the scenario LinkedIn has said it is trying to stop being possible. ...

Yet another unhelpful stab at why people become terrorists

When I was in grade 13 – which in my day was the last year of high school in the province of Ontario, which I suppose just underscores how old I really am – I remember taking an exam in functions and relations, one of three mathematics options at the time (calculus and algebra were the other ...