Monthly Archives: December 2014

“Global Crisis” – What if lots of catastrophes happen at once?

“Global Crisis” – What if lots of catastrophes happen at once?

    BOOK REVIEW:  Global Crisis: War, Climate Change & Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century, Geoffrey Parker, 2013, Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-15323-1. What happens when lots of catastrophes happen at once? Geoffrey Parker’s book describes a period in history – the mid 17th century – when they came thick and fast, and happened everywhere.Read more

The Web of Trust in Cyber Space – Tracing systemic risk patterns

The Web of Trust in Cyber Space – Tracing systemic risk patterns

SSL/TLS is an encryption mechanism that keeps your data confidential between your browser and a webpage. This system protects your data between you and (for example) your bank. To do such things, a bank needs a certificate. That certificate can be verified easily and quickly if it is provided by a certain type of certificateRead more