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Storing Books against Digital Disaster

– It was interesting to read that there is an effort to store physical books so that they will be available in the event that there is a catastrophe that might wipe out all electronic versions or in case the Library of Congress were destroyed. In an article by David Streitfeld, “In a Flood Tide of…

Learned Lessons Are Not the Whole Picture

– I am certainly a strong proponent of learning from disasters, as asserted in my June 14, 2010 column “Cyber Lessons Learned from the Gulf Oil Catastrophe,” for example.   Consequently I felt somewhat vindicated in that view by an article by William J, Broad on the front page of the Science…

Cyber – The 13th Event?

– The featured topic on the cover of the June 2010 issue of Scientific American has the title “12 Events That Will Change Everything – And Not in the Way You Think.” The events, and the likelihood of them happening (according to the authors of the pieces on each event), are as follows, with…

Black Swans … or Oil Victims?

– There is an article in The New York Times Magazine of June 6, 2010 by David Leonhardt with the title “Underestimating Risk: What the oil spill and the financial crisis have in common.” It is in a section called “The Way We Live Now,” and next to the section heading there is a drawing of…

EMP-athy for Toyota

– In my previous column on electromagnetic pulse attacks, namely, “EMO (Electromagnetic Pulse) – Yet Another Critical Infrastructure Concern,” posted on December 28, 2009, I wrote about the threat of an EMP attack. We did receive an email from a reader thanking us for raising the topic. She…