Tutor profile: Raymond W.
Subject: Risk Management and Insurance
Regarding a community's exposure to weather related risks, what steps can be used to assess the resilience of the community?
The community can employ a 3-step methodology developed by FEMA to assess risks [risk is defined as follows: Risk = (p)threat + (p)vulnerability + (p)consequences or (p)impacts where (p) is the probability based on likelihood and significance] Step 1: Identify, define, and prioritize risks of greatest importance to the whole of community Step 2: Provide contextual meaning for each risk identified and prioritized in step 1 (contextual meaning offers quantitative measures for each risk such as time or the concept of time, location, weather conditions, and expert opinions provided by reputable sources. Step 3: Identify target capabilities for risks identified, based upon materiel and non-materiel solutions found in the FEMA Target Capabilities List, Authorized Equipment List, and Community Resilience documentation.
Subject: Information Technology
What are a few of the basic differences between perimeter and zero trust security architectures?
Perimeter security employs a "caste & moat" enclave around computing devices and networks, restricts access by establishing passwords, and limits available internet ports for incoming/outgoing data. Zero Trust security architectures employ traditional perimeter security features and add additional steps to strengthen the computing environment by: increased segmentation of the network, multi-factor authentication, extending the principle of least privilege to an existing firewall, firewalls become contextually aware of suspicious traffic, and enhanced gathering/analysis of security logged events.
Subject: US History
What nefarious, blood thirsty group exercised the "pre-cursor" to the form of government currently used today in the United States?
Pirates! During the "Golden age" of Piracy, the brethren of the coast exercised a rudimentary form of democracy where the captain, first mate, purser, and surgeon of a private crew were voted into office by each member of the crew. The positions held were only encumbered until the crew decided amongst themselves that a "change in leadership" was needed. Men and women of all ethnic origins, races, and social standing were welcomed and treated equally among pirate crews. This arrangement was one of the earliest forms of "democratic rule" and pre-dated the fight for independence, which happened a little over 130 years later.
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