Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Short Takes – 11-8-22

Chemical Security Experts Call for Multisector Cooperation Against Terrorism. HSToday.us article. INTERPOL’s 3rd Global Congress on Chemical Security and Emerging Threats. Pull quote: “Dual-use and precursor chemicals have a wide legitimate function in the production of consumer goods such as pharmaceuticals, cleaning supplies and fertilizers. This raises significant challenges to prevent and monitor, and remains one of the inherent threats to chemical security worldwide. In this context, an INTERPOL-produced awareness video was premiered at the meeting to engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders in understanding the importance of individuals and companies to secure dangerous toxic chemicals, including equipment.”

Welcome Opta, our first-ever micro PLC with Industrial IoT capabilities. Arduino.cc blog post. Pull quote: “We partnered with none other than Finder — a leader in the field of mission-critical electromechanical and electronic components with 65+ years of excellence and expertise to its name — to create the most durable, reliable, secure and high-performance component possible, while still maintaining our signature flexibility and ease of deployment in production.” Reportedly ‘secure and durable’ by design.

Cyber.org Range Offers Cybersecurity Job Paths for K-12 Students. DarkReading.com article. Pull quote: “The teacher-led "Cybersecurity Course" curriculum includes access to a range of free resources and online labs that are designed to prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ Exam. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting and practical security problem-solving skills, offering a springboard into medium-level cybersecurity jobs.”

NASA Prepares Rocket, Spacecraft Ahead of Tropical Storm Nicole, Re-targets Launch. NASA.gov blog post. Update on first Artemis launch. Pull quote: “The SLS rocket is designed to withstand 85 mph (74.4 knot) winds at the 60-foot level with structural margin. Current forecasts predict the greatest risks at the pad are high winds that are not expected to exceed the SLS design. The rocket is designed to withstand heavy rains at the launch pad and the spacecraft hatches have been secured to prevent water intrusion.”

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