Tornado safety tips for pets

According to FEMA, tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. They may strike quickly, with little or no warning. Remember, storms scare some pets, and they may hide. Know your pet’s hiding places so you can retrieve them quickly. Keep a leash, crate, or other safe pet restraint handy so you can lead or carry your ...

Major environmental disasters: March 2017

Impact Forecasting has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during March 2017. View the full Impact Forecasting March 2017 Global Catastrophe Recap report (PDF). The report highlights the extremely active period for severe weather that persisted in the ...

Quebec has a new anti-corruption hammer and it’s called ISO 37001

Québec isn’t the only place fighting corrupt and collusive practices in government and private contracting, but it is about to become one of the first places in the world where companies and public bodies will be able to go to school to learn a new international standard for fighting corruption. Enter two former top directors ...

Adidas and Amazon re-write the rules on supply chain management

Adidas and Amazon re-write the rules on supplychain management

Warnings over children’s health as recycled e-waste comes back as plastic toys

A trend towards using plastic parts in electrical and electronic goods is causing a headache for the recycling industry Flame retardants used in plastics in a wide range of electronic products is putting the health of children exposed to them at risk, according to a new report (PDF). Brominated flame-retarding chemicals have been associated with ...

Getting real about autonomous cars

Among my most interesting jobs is being a digital fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. There are often interesting developments happening there on the topics of artificial intelligence (AI), digitization, and digital platforms. That was certainly the case on March 8, when I attended the MIT Disruption Timeline Conference on AI and ...

A new Twitter feature to make life easier for emergency managers!

Getting accurate location information is one of the main challenges when using social media in emergencies. Knowing that a bridge has collapsed or that a family is sitting on a roof is useless if you don’t know where this is happening. Unfortunately, getting precise information from people is very difficult in an emergency: some people ...

Trending topics on The Resilience Post

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Top 5 misconceptions of IoT network and device security

With an estimated 30 billion connected devices to be deployed across the globe by 2020, the promise of a global Internet of Things is fast approaching, posing a whole new level of threats to connected organizations. Misconception 1: Why would I care about the type of device that connects to the network? Someone has already ...

38% of consumers pay up to ransomware

Ransomware has proven to be a lucrative tool for cyber-criminals targeting large enterprises and verticals like healthcare—gambits that can bring in tens of thousands of dollars for one attack. But it turns out that consumers are at risk too. Research from cybersecurity firm Trustlook found that consumers are increasingly being targeted with ransomware—and, perhaps surprisingly, ...

Nintendo offers $20K to hack the Switch

The Nintendo Switch, the just-released replacement for the Wii gaming console, dares you to hack it. The console is already a pawn in cyber-arsenals; and now, Nintendo has ponied up a $20,000 bug bounty via HackerOne for anyone able to actually crack the machine, uncovering hardware security vulnerabilities. RELATED: 5 IT lessons to learn from ...

Japan provides $1.6 billion grant to boost Jamaica’s emergency communication system

Jamaica’s communication capability before, during and after disasters is being significantly boosted through a J$1.6-billion (¥1.39-billion/US$12.58-million) grant from the Government of Japan. Jamaica’s existing emergency communication network cannot currently be utilized to full capacity due to inadequate communication capacity and transmission range, and communications depend on transmission means limited primarily to e-mail and mobile telephony. ...

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