Tag: defence

August 17, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Attack Criminals are leveraging the pandemic to turbocharge cyber-attacks.  New targets are bio-tech firms developing Covid-19 vaccines & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturers.  5-fold increase in hack attempts against the World Health Organisation.  In 2017, NATO put cyber on the same footing as land, air & sea defences, but we’re more vulnerable than ever.  Mission…

January 22, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Outbreak Outbreak outlook 2020: the bugs will spread.  Now that a keyboard can do more damage than a gunship, we overlook the most devastating enemy – contagious disease.  During World War 1, flu killed more people than warfare.  Firms need to put up their own defences against disruption & loss, as governments can’t do much. …

September 11, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Island sale If Greenland was for sale, what should USA pay Denmark for it? Features: world’s largest island, 80% ice cover, population 56,000.  Rich in minerals, fish, oil & gas. Strategic site for defence/space.  Past US purchases from Denmark: 1916 Danish West Indies (now the US Virgin Islands) $25m = $500m now.  1946 2nd offer…

May 24, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Unmanned By weaponising unmanned aerial vehicles, pilots can endanger lives without risking their own.  Consider & counter the downsides of new tech early.  Drones must prove they can fly safely beyond line of sight, over human populations and at night.  Defences? Licences, nets, lasers, projectiles, electromagnetic pulses, jamming radio signals & suicide drones Guessed the…