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Tag Archives: Contingency Planning

Supply Chain Risk Management and Catastrophes

– The reports of destructive events—natural disasters, accidents, and intentional attacks—just keep on going. We could all guess that the Japanese tsunami of March 11, 2011 would have major impact on manufacturers’ supply chains … but a tornado in Wichita, Kansas and a fire in a plant in…

TEOTWAWKI … Take 2

– Do you remember all the Doomsday folks setting up shelters and supplies to last through the Y2K meltdown … the one that didn’t happen? Well, now we have another group, this time consisting of four individuals, each willing to spend $7 million in preparation for the EMP (electromagnetic…

Supply Chains at Risk

– As I am writing this, a devastated Japanese nation is still struggling to recoup from the triple-whammy of earthquake, tsunami, and potential nuclear power plant meltdown. We need to wait until we know more of the facts before examining whether contingency planning was as good as it might have…

Response to Gary Hinson

– First, you should know that I very much agree with and respect Gary Hinson’s approach to infosec. I have frequently quoted his definitive paper “Seven myths about information security metrics,” which first appeared in the July 2006 issue of The ISSA Journal, and which you can on the website…

The Volcano and Cyber Security

– We have all been following the eruptions of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano under the glacier in Southern Iceland and the resulting clouds of ash sweeping over much of Europe. The threat of volcanic ash seizing jet engines has already grounded tens of thousands of flights and affected millions of…