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Tag Archives: disaster recovery

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…

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…

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…

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…