Monday Aug 30, 2010
It's over, by the way.
The swine flu pandemic is officially not happening any more.
An ABM model of Organizational Performance in Emergency Environments
An article in JASSS reports a model of emergency response and concludes that organisations respond more efficiently when they communicate freely at working level.
Simulating in silos - 'The Economist' discovers ABMs
An article in the Economist for 11 July 2010 argues that economic forecasting should make use of agent-based modelling (ABM). That it does not yet seem to have used ABM is a good example of the way simulation takes place in silos.
Friday Aug 13, 2010
Exercise intended to be mistaken for reality in Zimbabwe
Last December an aviation exercise in Lusaka caused panic when it was mistaken for the real thing. This year it is Zimbabwe's turn.
Sunday Aug 8, 2010
Elektronic Tribulation Army
Official confirmation of a hacking attack on US electrical power infrastructure from the CIA, following a BBC report that attacks involing a bug in Windows shortcuts had been used in Mid-July and that
'Early attacks using the bug were aimed at the software control systems for critical infrastructure such as power stations.'.
Saturday Aug 7, 2010
Wednesday Jul 7, 2010
The London Psychogeophysics Summit
Furtherfield gallery are hosting the London Psychogeophysics Summit in August.
US cyber-security coordination
Cryptome links to a US GAO report on Cybersecurity, listing 'key challenges' in research and development.