Emergency Preparedness

March 10, 2017

America's infrastructure has suffered from sustained, chronic underinvestment for more than 30 years. We are only now beginning to realize how much this has cost the economy, particularly in jobs.

October 21, 2016

Every morning, I sit down at my PC with a cup of coffee, crank some tunes on Spotify, and scour r/techsupportgore for gnarly PC disaster pics to tweet out. Not this morning, because it appears a massive Distributed Denial of Service attack targeting DNS host Dyn has knocked a big chunk of the... read more

October 21, 2016

In September 2016, OVH Octave Klaba tweeted that his company had sustained a DDoS attack which reached over 1tb in size. This was in a week when security journalist Brian Krebs also suffered a significant attack on his own website. OVH shared information on some of the attacking addresses with... read more

October 20, 2016

The health care industry is a prime target for innovation, and improvements are being made in a wide range of areas.  There are new payment models, disease management programs, flexible care models and technology-driven cost reductions.

October 13, 2016

Defining what “resilience” means isn’t too difficult. Broadly, resilience encompasses preparedness, sustainability, equitability and adaptability in the face of challenges. Determining why a city needs to be resilient is, likewise, rather easy.

September 27, 2016

When reporting on cities, coverage is limited by scope. Sometimes this is practical, but also justified. Most of the areas that Smart & Resilient Cities focuses on are in the West, and even then primarily in North America.

September 20, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, I was flying back to the United States after attending the 2016 Stockholm Security Conference on Secure Cities.

August 12, 2016

From the initial 911 call to the emergency response that follows, emergency dispatching is a well-choreographed process designed to ensure that each incident has the attention and equipment needed for saving lives. But even with constant practice and training, emergency response amounts to an... read more

January 26, 2016

Two feet of water may be different. As cities begin to dig out of the snow, and people are allowed to get back in their cars, the water running along some of New Jersey's coastal streets looks set to leave locals with headaches that will last long after the snow melts -- in fact, as the high... read more

December 10, 2015

The Arlington County Police Department today announced its partnership with a popular new app. Police will use the private social network Nextdoor to communicate specific information with specific neighborhoods. Marcia Burgos-Stone was the first in her Arlington neighborhood to join Nextdoor.... read more

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