Resilience better than deterrence in managing cyber incidents by by Johan Turell, Fei Su and Dr Vincent Boulanin for SIPRI 10/4/20
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Cyber security tends to be dominated by defense and intelligence thinking. However, strategies based on deterring cyberattacks do little to prevent cyber incidents caused by system failures, human error or physical accidents. The strategies should be broader and should focus on building robustness and resilience, the authors argue.
‘In the cyber domain, network segmentation, back-ups and redundancy systems are all examples of measures that may mitigate the risks of both cyberattacks and IT-management mistakes,’ says lead author Johan Turell, Senior Analyst at the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.
In short, we need to think of cyber incident management in terms of building protections against a broad range of threats, only some of them antagonistic. We should focus on making sure that critical infrastructure can withstand pressure, no matter what causes it.
The 'real American story' about racial justice by Kasmira Jefford for Geneva Solutions 10/25/20
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Already a wellknown figure, he moved further into the spotlight in 2012 with his widely circulated TED talk followed by the release of his memoir “Just Mercy”, now a feature film starring Michael B Jordan.
In 2018, Stevenson opened the nation's first museum and memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people and to the thousands of victims of lynching after his team of researchers at EJI spent years going through court records and documenting lynching of the 20th century.
To add to his long list of accolades, Stevenson was recently named one of the four winners of the 2020 Right Livelihood Award, also known as Sweden's alternative Nobel prize. Headquartered in Stockholm, the foundation does much of advocacy work out of its Geneva office supporting laureates like Stevenson in having their issues heard at UN sessions.
When COVID-19 super spreaders are talking, where you sit in the room matters by Suresh Dhaniyala for the Conversation 10/10/20.
It is recommended to achieve an air exchange rate of one per hour meaning that the air supplied to a room over one hour equals the volume of air in the room.
For classrooms, the current regulations of primary air flow correspond to an air exchange of about six per hour. That means that every 10 minutes, the amount of air brought into the room equals that of the volume of the room. The corners of the room will likely have a lower air exchange so particles can linger there longer.
The pace of particle removal can be accelerated by increasing the air exchange rate or adding other engineering controls such as filtration units. Opening windows will also often increase the effective air exchange rate.
2020 US Peace Prize awarded to the Honorable Christine Ahn by pressenza.com, 10/18/2020
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Sadly, the Korean War is known as the ‘Forgotten War’ in the United States, even though it continues to this day. That's because the U.S. government refuses to negotiate a peace agreement with North Korea while continuing to wage a brutal war of sanctions against innocent North Korean people and impede reconciliation between the two Koreas. Not only is the Korean War the longest standing overseas U.S. conflict, it is the war that inaugurated the U.S. military industrial complex and put the United States on the path to become the world’s military police.
In addition to receiving the US Peace Prize, our highest honor, Ms. Ahn has been designated a Founding Member of the US Peace Memorial Foundation. She joins previous US Peace Prize recipients Ajamu Baraka, David Swanson, Ann Wright, Veterans For Peace, Kathy Kelly, CODEPINK Women for Peace, Chelsea Manning, Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, Dennis Kucinich, and Cindy Sheehan.
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