Tagged: infrastructure protection

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Escalating Costs of Climate Adaptation: Who Is Responsible?

The Center for Climate Integrity (CCI), a project of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, has published a study highlighting the costs of climate change in the United States. The resulting report emphasizes the responsibilities of industrial polluters that continuously contribute to the climate crisis. Specifically, CCI “supports litigation...

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Cyber-Enabled Foreign Interference: A Growing Threat to Western Democracies

Foreign interference and manipulation of information represent the new order of emerging threats to Western democracies. In particular, cyber-enabled interference in elections offers unique opportunities for adversaries to transform public opinions and shape political events. To address these threats, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute released a policy brief, which highlights...

Assessing the Risk of Solar Inverters to the U.S. Electrical Grid

Last month, Ridge Global LLC released a report titled “Potential Electric Grid Vulnerability from Cyber Enabled Foreign Actors: A Risk Assessment Study of Solar Inverter Technology,” detailing critical vulnerabilities in the U.S. electric grid. In particular, the report centers on the concerns of photovoltaic inverters, whose use could significantly increase in the...

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Strategy for Protecting and Preparing the Homeland Against Threats from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD)

On October 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] released a new strategy designed to address the threats posed by electromagnetic incidents. DHS assesses that such an incident could be “potentially catastrophic” and as such, has released this strategy to protect the critical infrastructure in the United States....

Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters:Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery (2015)

The National Academies Press (NAP) released their report which focuses on infrastructure protection and health practices with the help of different agencies (public, private, and government). The NAP references how the United States, “…population suffer[s] from preventable health problems, experience inequitable access to services, and rely on overburdened health systems.” This report...

Resilience: Always Be Prepared…

Sea levels rising, typhoons in the Pacific while hurricanes roam the Atlantic; both cause havoc in this unpredictable world. Countries that have planned safety precautions in advance “snap back” faster than other countries that have not planned for the worst. The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) has created...

NISTs New ‘Framework’ for Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is an important subject, especially when it comes to the U.S. government. We are becoming a more “connected” society, and with a constant connection there are constant risks. The threats on our critical infrastructure places the Nation’s, “security, economy, public safety and health at risk.” On February 12, 2014,...