Tagged: risk

Risky Business: 2015’s Greatest Global Risks

The World Economic Forum recently released its Global Risks 2015: Tenth Edition. The report predicts the likelihood and impact of potential challenges based on the current global landscape and past global issues. These risks are divided into the following categories: Economic, Environmental, Geopolitical, Societal, and Technological. As a result of...

2014 FIFA World Cup and Public Health Implications

This summer, Brazil is expected to attract an estimated 600,000 international tourists and three million domestic travelers during the World Cup from June 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014.  Because the World Cup is one of the largest international gatherings, it poses a higher risk for infectious disease outbreaks, a...

US Cybercrime: On the Rise

Together with the United States Secret Service, CSO magazine, and the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University the PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) published the “2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey“, an annual survey of cybercrime trends. This study reveals that cybercrime is on the rise and most...

IPCC Releases Working Group II’s Report on Climate Change

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) revealed today the climate change findings of Working Group II (WGII), out of Yokohama, Japan. This report, titled “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”, constitutes the second part of the IPCC Fifth Assessment report (AR5) on climate change. The findings of WGII...

CHDS Releases Two New “Viewpoints” Editions

On December 20, 2013, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) welcomed Keith Holtermann and Peter Simpson, two prominent leaders in the field of homeland security, as guests on two new editions of “Viewpoints”. These interviews are now available to view as part of the HSDL collection. CHDS first...

DHS Releases 2013 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)

Following the February 2013 issuance of Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21) that called for an update to the 2009 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its newest plan: “NIPP 2013: Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.” The Plan “outlines how government and...

Shake, Rattle, and Wave: USGS Releases Tsunami Risk Reduction Study

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a report called “The Science Application for Risk Reduction (SAFRR) Tsunami Scenario”. This report depicts a potential tsunami created by an earthquake offshore from the Alaska Peninsula and how it might impact the coast of California. According to the report, “[t]he tsunami scenario...

National Preparedness Month Blog: Disaster Risk Reduction – Reduce Risk, Save Lives

The Feinstein International Center has released a report called “Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Livelihoods”. This report is the result of a three-country study in which the Feinstein International Center sought to “Improve the overall knowledge of the relationship between disaster risk and livelihood strategies; Improve the understanding and gaps...

Exploring GAO’s High Risk List and Opportunities for Reform

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing yesterday titled, “Exploring GAO’s High Risk List and Opportunities for Reform.” “Every two years at the start of a new Congress, GAO [Government Accountability Office] calls attention to agencies and program areas that are high risk...