White Paper: Ransomware, extortion and the cybercrime ecosystem

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) have jointly published a white paper titled ‘Ransomware, extortion, and the cybercrime ecosystem’. The report highlights ransomware as… Read more

Update on the Panama Canal drought and impacts on global shipping and supply chains

Drought at the Panama Canal and the impact on supply chains The Panama Canal announced shipping restrictions earlier this year due to a severe drought that has further reduced water… Read more

Adaptive Social Protection for Effective Crisis Response

The World Bank has published an independent group evaluation of the World Bank’s contribution to Adaptive Social Protection for Effective Crisis Response. The purpose of the evaluation is twofold: (i)… Read more

RAAC Concrete Crisis

In 2018, a roof collapse at a school in Kent highlighted the growing risk of collapse within schools built with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) Concrete. In late 2018, the… Read more

UK Frontier AI Taskforce: experts appointed and global partnerships launched to assess AI risks in cybersecurity and catastrophic risks

The UK Government has initiated the Frontier AI Taskforce with £100 million in funding to research AI safety, explore new ways to use AI in public sectors and enhance the… Read more

Case study: Coastal Resilience in East Anglia

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has published an article discussing the causes and effects of coastal erosion in East Anglia, one of the regions with the… Read more

Inquiry on Preparedness for Online Safety Regulation

The UK Government introduced the Online Safety Bill in March 2022, which aims to make the UK the safest place worldwide for online usage. This new regulatory regime for online… Read more

The Behavioural Economics Guide 2023

The Behavioural Economics Guide 2023 introduces the main concepts, methods, and applications of behavioural economics, as well as some recent developments and challenges. The guide also features articles by experts… Read more

Artificial Intelligence, disasters and marginalised groups

A UNDRR Briefing explores the role of AI in improving DRR strategies and highlights the challenges and risks associated with its implementation. The report emphasises the need for inclusive DRR… Read more

Celebrating 30 Years of Emergency Planning & Resilience: Emergency Planning Society Conference 7th and 8th November 2023

The Emergency Planning Society has announced its 2023 Annual Conference – Celebrating 30 years of Emergency Planning & Resilience. This will take place in Manchester on the 7th and 8th… Read more