Wall Street and the risks of tailings dam failures

Wall Street and the risks of tailings dam failures Wall Street and the risks of tailings dam failures have been the object of numerous discussions in this blog. A bit more than two years ago we published this. We included a review and a short video from a course we gave in Brazil (Minas Gerais) in 2013, two years prior to the Bento Rodrigues (Samarco mine) dam disaster. We stated that “someone” would soon go to jail for a failed…

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Information Security, Cyberwarfare, Security Guidelines.

This year has seen an unprecedented number of highly visible cybersecurity events. Entire countries disappeared from internet during riots and revolts in North Africa, Egypt, Libya. Metropolitan underground e-mails and phones were obscured by the authorities in San Francisco to “protect us”. Reportedly the hacker group Anonymous has now threatened to take down the New York Stock Exchange‘s computers in what we at Riskope would see as a “logical” development of the Men against Machines War we described in a recent posting…

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Skynet ‘s Terminator is happening now

 Every morning, day after day, we see rough market data, large volatility, brutal drops, sudden heaves. Some companies are seeing the market capitalization play yo-yo several times a week, if not daily. For example: Dendreon Corp.’s shares fell 69% in less than two minutes in April 2009 followed by an after hour rally. Diebold Inc., June 2nd , share price plummeted more than 30% in six seconds, before shooting back up Dendreon & Diebold shares most likely have been “victims”…

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