Brock N Meeks

136 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 11 Following | 54 Followers | @bnmeeks | Executive Editor of BRINK, made possible by Marsh & McLennan Companies and produced in collaboration with Atlantic Media Strategies (a division of The Atlantic magazine). Founder/creator/editor of CyberWire Dispatch, the godfather of today's blogging movement and the first brand in cyberspace. Former Chief Washington Correspondent for MSNBC.

Countering the Social Media Hack

In an age where social media has become the top business platform for many marketing and sales teams, companies have to grapple with the dual …

3 Risks Poised to Disrupt a Fast-Changing World by 2021

<i>[</i><b>Perspectives on Innovation</b><i>: Part of our regular monthly series featuring content from</i> <i>Perspectives</i><i> on GE Reports.]</i>We spend a significant amount of …

Real and Imagined Risks of China's Shadow Banking

Photo by: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images<p>With China recording its slowest economic growth last year since 1990, there is widespread concern about the …

Chinese Economy

BRINK’s Top 5 Cyber Risk Management Stories

From the boardroom to the desktop to mobile devices, cyber risk is as close and omnipresent as the next click.Trusted, solid brands can be shaken by …

Cyber Threat Needs to be a Shared Issue

Cybercriminals are smart, highly innovative and persistent. The rewards for these criminals are huge. Not only are they after our information; they …

Risk and Compliance: Gaining Trust and Transparency in Global Supply Chains

“Heaven is high and the emperor is far away.” For many, this Chinese proverb perfectly characterizes the workings of the global supply chain of years …

Developing a Blue Economy in China and the United States

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>As the world population balloons toward more than 9 billion people by 2050, nations will need new resources from a …

Fossil Fuels

Bringing South Asia’s Nuclear Debate Out of the Shadows

The leading powers in Southern Asia—India, Pakistan, and China—are engaged in an emerging triangular arms competition, which will intensify in the …

Wrestling With Cyber (In)Security: A Four-Point Plan

I confess to having spent more than a little time lately thinking about cybersecurity, but maybe not for the same reasons as most. My thoughts range …

Ransomware Threats Highlight Evolving Cyber Risks

There’s an email message from a trusted vendor in your inbox. After clicking a link in the email, your computer freezes. Suddenly, a message pops up: …

High Tech ‘Ghost Ships’ on Horizon for Shipping Industry

Source: Rolls-Royce<p>The chronicles of maritime lore are punctuated with tales of ghost ships sailing the world’s oceans, some nefarious, others …

Aggressive Security is Best Weapon in Fight for Cyberspace

Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images<p>Businesses have to foster an aggressive security culture that begins in the C-suite and permeates …

Cyber-Risk Management: Why Hackers Could Cause the Next Global Crisis

In recent months, cyber terrorists have accessed the records of 21.5 million American public service employees, infiltrated the German parliament’s …

Synthetic Biology: Next Wave of Disruption for Industrialization of Biology

Synthetic biology—a relatively new field that aims to make biology easier to engineer—is quietly disrupting traditional manufacturing methods, …

Time for a Global Discussion on Climate Geoengineering

<i>Imagine a scenario where, after insufficient action by world governments, global temperatures have continued to rise; impacts of climate change have</i> …

The Risks and Rewards of Tech Innovation

Connected and autonomous vehicles may still sound like a pipe dream to many, but they are already bringing significant benefits to drivers and …

Charging Forward: Revolution in Battery Tech Could Transform Our World

Through advances in battery technology, we are on the cusp of major changes for electric vehicles and alternative energy. These are likely to be …

Against All Odds: Civil Society Under Fire

Civil society is under fire—sometimes literally—in many countries and in all regions of the world. Governments are clamping down on fundamental civic …

On the Edge: Opportunities in a Polarized World

Business leaders today must navigate a shifting global landscape of risks ranging from geopolitical tensions to social instability to emerging …

Crowdsourcing Innovation for Improved Team Performance

One of the most consequential insights from the study of organizational culture happens to have an almost irresistible grounding in basic common …

Before Cyber Disaster Strikes: Developing a Cyber Response Plan

Businesses face a continuously evolving cyber threat—one that can strike at the most inopportune time. When a cyber incident does occur, a sound …

Turning Risk Into Opportunity for Unsustainable Urbanization

Photo: Sajijad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images<p>Those living in urban areas last year accounted for 54 percent of the world’s population, up from 34 percent …

We Don’t Need a Crisis to Act Unitedly Against Cyber Threats

<i>[Editor’s Note: Cybercrime has led to one of the greatest thefts of money, information, intellectual property and state secrets in modern history.</i> …

How Can Cities Plan for Migration in Era of Mass Urbanization

The world’s population is becoming increasingly urban. Sometime in 2007 is usually reckoned to be the turning point when city dwellers formed the …

Steering a Path through Social and Political Unrest

The fallout from today’s civil disturbances, domestic political crises and extremist violence has given rise to significant strategic and operational …

The Top 5 Cybersecurity Mistakes Companies Make and How to Avoid Them

Cybersecurity requires a holistic organizational approach. From the leadership to each rank-and-file employee, a concerted effort must be maintained …

Here’s How Companies Can Set a Cyberrisk Management Strategy

Photo Illustration by BRINK<p>Cybercrime costs the global economy more than $445 billion a year, according to estimates from the Center for Strategic …

Intellectual Property

Will the ‘Rise of the Machines’ Require a Unique Human Response?

Automation anxieties have accelerated in recent years, as our increasingly smart machines are now being applied to activities requiring cognitive, …

The Ethical Underbelly of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

We live in an age of transformative scientific powers, capable of changing the very nature of the human species and radically remaking the planet …

Delivery Drones… Are We Ready?

Photo: Ingo Wagner/AFP/Getty Images<p>Imagine a new logistical corridor and functionality. Think—the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System, the U.S. Rail …

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