Risk and Resilience

Drones, Autonomy and Drone swarms: Myths and Reality about Autonomy (Part 1)

Drones no longer represent a novelty in the field of threat, risk and vulnerability management: indeed, drones have been used both as a cause and as a solution to these challenges.  Many examples abound: drone disruption to London Gatwick airport between 19 and 21 December 2018 caused the airport to close for over 33 hours […]

Bridging Cybersecurity and Disaster Risk Reduction: UNDRR Working Paper

Bridging Cybersecurity and Disaster Risk Reduction: UNDRR Working Paper

This working paper sets out some key reflections and recommendations on challenges and opportunities associated with bridging cybersecurity and disaster risk reduction aimed at assisting organizations to become more resilient in a rapidly evolving threat and risk landscape. Insights shared here are expected to be of relevance and interest to partners locally, nationally and internationally. […]

Commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the Biological Weapons Convention

In addressing the global threats posed by Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and in the context of the prohibition and elimination of such weapons, the international community has adopted three key legal instruments, viz, the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC, 1972), the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC, 1992), and the Treaty on the Prohibition Nuclear Weapons (TPNW, […]

Mitigating the Environmental Risks posed by Nuclear Weapons: The Need to Enhance the Environmental Provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Share this: The international community welcomed the adoption of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), by the UN General Assembly, as a major development, and a final step, in prohibiting weapons of mass destruction (WMD) – biological, chemical and nuclear. The TPNW is modelled on previous “humanitarian disarmament treaties”, notably, the […]

How Resilient is your Organisation to a Business Disaster?

Share this: The Need for Organizations to Evolve … Nowadays, sophisticated man-made and technological services are an indispensable part of our daily life. Therefore, market leading organizations using these capabilities should by now have moved through “contingency to continuity” and more recently changed their thinking towards “resilience”. This should mean that organizations which previously had […]

Rethinking Counter-Drone Management: Developing a Resilience Solution (Part 2)

Share this: In Part 1, we considered some of the limitations of current approaches to counter-drone management, in particular that many organisations do not yet seem to fully understand nor capitalise upon the potential benefits of a resilience approach. In Part 2, we now consider some of the key elements that a counter-drone resilience approach […]

Rethinking Counter-Drone Management: The Need for a Resilience Solution (Part 1)

Share this: Dr Katja Samuel and Shaun Ryles Effective counter-drone management is an issue of growing concern for government and critical national infrastructure bodies as the number of aerial security incidents has grown globally. The primary focus of national and international counter-drone initiatives to date has been on developing a more effective drone safety eco-system. […]

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