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November 2015
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In this issue:
  • Critical Infrastructure Month
  • Lights Out
  • Just Released: Community Resilience Planning Guide
  • Communicating Earthquake Risk
  • Final report: Malaysia Airlines was shot down
  • Are You Safe?
 
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Lights Out

"Lights Out":  Ted Koppel on electric grid cyber threats.  OCTOBER 27, 2015, 3:32 PM.  What happens when terrorists go after U.S. power grids? Emmy and Peabody Award winner Ted Koppel investigates that question in his new book.  Read More

 
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Community Resilience Planning Guide

 

October 29, 2015:
This new Planning Guide is aimed at community leaders in both the public and private sectors. 
It lays out a practical six-step process t
hat communities can follow to develop 

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resilience plans to help prepare for hazards, adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recover from disruptions 
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Communicating Earthquake Risk

10.21.2015: The recording and the slides from the October 16th, 2015 presentation is now available online.  "We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded.”  Earthquake data consists of 10,835 seimic events from 1900 to July 2015 with magnitudes of six or greater on the Richter scale.  See More Here

 
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Final report: Malaysia Airlines was shot down

 Final Report Released: A warhead detonated outside and above the left side of the cockpit of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200.
All 298 of the airplane’s occupants lost their lives as the airplane broke apart.  Read More
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Are You Safe?

 

Before you open an unknown attachment or go to a potential bad website, check it out.  VirusTotal, a subsidiary of Google, is a free online service.
It analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware.   See More

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November is Critical Infrastructure Month!
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In today’s interconnected world, every second can make a difference in either preventing an incident or responding to an event that affects the nation’s critical infrastructure. In 2013, the government declared November as a time to focus on the nations critical infrastructure.
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