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A piece of vulcanised rubber may not stop an active shooter, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea!

This is a response to "What the puck? Can a piece of vulcanised rubber stop an active shooter?" published by Phil Gurski on The Resilience Post on 06 December 2018.

What the puck? Can a piece of vulcanised rubber stop an active shooter?

Is a hockey puck REALLY an effective weapon against a guy with a gun?

To protect your Supply Chain… Purchase your suppliers or create supply partnerships?

For many organizations, purchasing even their most critical suppliers and other supply chain links is not a viable option, and not every supplier is interested in being purchased.

How science and counter terrorism have their parallels

The many parallels with science and our efforts to understand and counter terrorism.

The best kept secret in the disaster business

Believe it or not, I’m now going to draw a comparison between a wedding and a disaster (because, after all, some disasters are just big fat Greek weddings on steroids).

Is redirecting people away from online violent content a moonshot?

Spies and cops need to see who is reading and reacting to violent material online to help them understand the extremist environment and build possible court cases.

It’s time to fix our broken public warning system

"We have to build an emergency management system that is ready to handle the new situation we are dealing with." Rob Lewin, Director, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management

No, mental health does not explain away terrorism

Here we go again. Another terrorist attack, this time in Melbourne, Australia, another chorus of ‘he was mentally ill’ and, I guess, not responsible.

Alternative data, investment strategies and the principle of incompatibility

Why an increased percentage of hedge fund managers are planning to use alternative data and new analytics in their investment processes.

When to call an act of mass violence terrorism?

To repeat: if the violence is motivated by ideology, it should be labelled terrorism (I realize that defining ‘ideology’ is a challenge as well).

How to ‘fix’ standard deviations

How standard deviations may be ‘adjusted’ to take into account an interesting aspect of data, namely complexity.

Why intelligence services need access to your phone

We, as a society, have to decide what the balance is between giving our security intelligence and law enforcement agencies the tools they need and safeguarding the privacy and immunity from eavesdropping we crave.