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Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents

CRS  Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents, Rita Tehan, Information Research Specialist, September 8, 2015.
“Cybersecurity vulnerabilities challenge governments, businesses, and individuals worldwide. Attacks have been initiated against individuals, corporations, and countries. Targets have included government networks, companies, and political organizations, depending upon whether the attacker was seeking military intelligence, conducting diplomatic or industrial espionage, engaging in cybercrime, or intimidating political activists. In addition, national borders mean little or nothing to cyberattackers, and attributing an attack to a specific location can be difficult, which may make responding problematic…”

Alphabet Code of Conduct

Alphabet Code of Conduct: “Employees of Alphabet and its subsidiaries and controlled affiliates (“Alphabet”) should do the right thing – follow the law, act honorably, and treat each other with respect. We expect all of our employees and Board members to know and follow this Code of Conduct. Failure to do so can result inContinue Reading

GAO Launches Center for Audit Excellence

About the Center for Audit Excellence – Given the demands and challenges of today’s world, government accountability is more important than ever. Effective accountability organizations are an essential tool in helping improve government performance and the sound use of public resources.  With a cadre of highly experienced staff with expertise in a wide array ofContinue Reading

100 ‘global minds’ who have crossed subject frontiers

Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education: “A new book celebrates 100 of the academics, artists and activists who have been boldest in crossing disciplinary boundaries. The project is the brainchild of Gianluigi Ricuperati, creative director of the Domus Academy in Milan, a private postgraduate school of design that describes itself as “a living laboratory, an incubatorContinue Reading

Victims of Identity Theft, 2014

Victims of Identity Theft, 2014 – Erika Harrell, Ph.D., – BJS Statistician “An estimated 17.6 million persons, or about 7 percent of U.S. residents age 16 or older, were victims of at least one incident of identity theft in 2014, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. These statistics were similar to those inContinue Reading

Harvard Injury Control Research Center

Harvard Injury Control Research Center – includes the following: May 1, 2015  Self-defense gun use article – “Data come from the National Crime Victimization Survey 2007-2011.  Self-defense gun use occurred in fewer than 1% of all contact crimes reported.  Males and rural dwellers were most likely to use a gun in self-defense.  Self-defense gun useContinue Reading

UNESCO World Heritage List

“The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted byContinue Reading

Living Blue Planet Report 2015

“WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report takes a deep look at the health of our oceans and the impact of human activity on marine life. Data on marine ecosystems and human impacts upon them is limited, reflecting the lack of attention the ocean has received to date. Nevertheless, the trends shown here present a compelling caseContinue Reading

Predatory open access: a longitudinal study of article volumes and market characteristics

Predatory’ open access: a longitudinal study of article volumes and market characteristics. Cenyu Shen and Bo-Christer Björk. Information Systems Science, Hanken School of Economics, Arkadiankatu 22, Helsinki 00101, Finland The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: – Published: 1 October 2015. BMC Medicine 2015, 13:230 Continue Reading

Searching SSRN Just Got Easier

Abou SSRN: “SSRN’s new page centralizes all the tools you need to find stuff in the eLibrary. We combined Quick Search and Advanced Search onto one tab, and made it simple to switch to Browse SSRN Networks or Browse JEL Codes. Did you even know all of those functions existed?.. What’s New for the SavvyContinue Reading

Wild American crows gather around their dead to learn about danger

Although this article is not available without a fee or subscription the abstract provides the requisite information to substantiate its posting here.  I have posted a wide range of information, studies, documentation and information on the multi-facted, complex and highly developed ability of animals to communicate, live in communities on land and in water, nutureContinue Reading

New SEC Rulemaking Database

SEC news release Sept. 24, 2015: “Strong regulations are central to the Commission’s mission.  For more than 80 years, we have used rulemaking to establish a comprehensive framework for our securities markets that protects investors, enhances market integrity, and promotes capital formation.  The rulemaking process is the means through which the Commission responds to theContinue Reading