What a Chief Resilience Officer does

One critical step cities can take to facilitate their resilience building is to hire a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO). The CRO is an innovative position in city government that ideally reports directly to the city’s chief executive, and acts as the city’s point person for resilience building, helping to coordinate all of the city’s resilience ...

Evidence on link between antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

A new report from the three agencies presents new data on antibiotic consumption and antibiotic resistance and reflects improved surveillance across Europe. The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...

Risk it for a biscuit

Risk management isn't a risky business. Managing risks is a staple diet of any business, regardless of their size or complexity. But some businesses have teams of highly skilled, highly educated and qualified professionals to manage the organizational risk assurance process. Risks are project managed. Some businesses on the other hand, have just one person ...

Information Security and Belgium fries – ISO 27001 certification in Brussels

Acquire your ISO 27001 Information Security Lead Implementer certification! We invite you to join us in Brussels, Belgium for our ISO 27001 Lead Implementer training and certification. This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO ...

Why you absolutely cannot stare at the sun without eclipse glasses

Stocks of eclipse glasses are running low. That’s not an excuse to forget eye protection. If you’re going to stare at the sun during the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, you need eye protection. Retailers across the country are reportedly selling out of the specs due to high demand. People have been camping out for ...

Critical Supplier/Supply Chain Management Assessment is now live

Participate today! BC Management's BCM Service Provider/Critical Supplier/Supply Chain Management Assessment is now live through September 12, 2017. This survey will be used to assess BCM service providers (alternate site, software, notification and mobile recovery) and critical/third-party suppliers. What is being spent on BCM service providers and are they meeting your BCM program planning needs? ...

How drones are changing humanitarian disaster response

While so much of the news coverage about drones lately has focused on their negatives, like interfering with air traffic and the use of armed drones, they have also quietly been finding far more positive application in the humanitarian sector. The United Nations launched its first unarmed surveillance drones in December 2013, flying them over ...

Why we love to play apocalypse

Why video games are obsessed with the apocalypse! For decades, video games have had a fascination with the end of the world. Why is it that we find it so enjoyable to play games set in the ashes of our civilisation? Video games are, in a way, the perfect medium through which to depict the ...

Why do eclipses cause apocalypse fears?

If you think an eclipse means doomsday, you are not the first! There's a long and fascinating history of people believing that eclipses are a sign of the apocalypse. (Hopefully they're wrong about the one occurring in the US next week.) On 21 August, more than seven million people from across the globe are predicted ...

What have we learned from the Aaron Driver case one year later?

A year ago Canada dodged a terrorist bullet when the almost 25-year old Muslim convert Aaron Driver climbed into a cab outside his sister’s home in Strathroy, a small town not quite 40 km from London, Ontario, set off an explosive device that didn’t do a lot of damage to either himself or the taxi, ...

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