The latest resilience news from around the world

Senate committee briefed on latest terrorism threats

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has received an update on current threats to the US homeland. FBI Director James Comey, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Nicholas Rasmussen all appeared before the committee.

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Research into ancient mega-tsunami highlights worst-case scenario

Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed anything ever seen by humans. The researchers say an 800-foot wave engulfed an island more than 30 miles away.

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Study sees ‘dramatic’ change in New York City flood risk

Whether or not a coastal city floods during a hurricane depends on the storm, tide and sea level, and now a team of climate scientists show that the risk of New York City flooding has increased dramatically during the industrial era as a result of human-caused climate change.

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APEC Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction launched

Senior disaster management officials from the 21 APEC members have introduced a new collaborative platform for increasing the resilience of Asia-Pacific economies in response to the ‘new normal’ of increasing natural disaster threats due to climate change.

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Three risk principles to increase trust and resilience

Gartner says that organizations must invest in three risk disciplines to increase trust and resilience. Running a digital business presents business leaders with an increasing level of complexity and new threats, and this requires a change in their approach to IT risk and cybersecurity. 

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