Dormant For 500 Years, A Potentially Deadly Fault In California Has Started To Move

What Cyber Resilience is Not About …

Although the theme is gaining momentum, there is a certain amount of confusion around what cyber resilience really means for organisations.

For many, it is just another piece of consultant jargon: An abstract managerial concept with little real-life substance or meaning.

As a matter of fact, it is very real and rooted in the “When-Not-If” paradigm around cyber attacks which is changing completely the dynamics around cyber security in many firms.

At the heart of cyber resilience lies a real application of “defence in depth” principles which have been well established for decades: Acting at preventative, detective, mitigative AND reactive levels, AND across the real breadth of the enterprise – functionally and geographically. It is about the enterprise being enabled by the use of data and technology, whilst remaining protected from active threats….


International Day for Disaster Reduction commemorated in Ghana

As part of activities marking the International Day for Disaster Reduction, the Upper East Regional Directorate of the Ghana Red Cross Society has organised a durbar at Doba, a community in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality.

The durbar was aimed at sensitising the people on the need to grow trees around their houses, build resilient houses among others.

The regional branch of the Ghana Red Cross Society also called on the government to build resilient educational and health infrastructure that can withstand natural disasters such as floods, rainstorms and windstorms.

International Day for Disaster Reduction focuses on how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and the importance of reining in the risks that they face….


Dormant For 500 Years, A Potentially Deadly Fault In California Has Started To Move


This past US summer, southern California experienced a significant earthquake swarm. Analysis of the event suggests earthquakes unravel in a more complicated manner than is typically appreciated. What’s more, this event has perturbed a major, previously idle fault nearby—and scientists aren’t entirely sure about the potential consequences.

New research published this week in Science details the Ridgecrest earthquake sequence, a seismic storm that unleashed two large tremors and thousands of aftershocks in southern California this past July and August. The new study suggests earthquakes are more multifaceted and complex than we thought; like dominoes, rupturing faults can prompt the movement of neighbouring faults, including nearby faults that don’t immediately appear to be connected, according to the new research, which involved scientists from Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

The Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence started on July 4, 2019, when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake—a foreshock—struck southern California. The magnitude 7.1 mainshock occurred 36 hours later (the effect of which could be seen from space), followed by approximately 100,000 aftershocks….

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