Tucker Greco, a good friend of mine, just launched a pretty cool site called Planetdata.net, which is aimed at Gov’t, security, and risk management professionals.
The site, which compiles up-to-the-minute security news from around the globe, also features alerts and security-related facts and figures. A quick glance at the front page shows headlines like "Camel sacrificed at Istanbul Airport," "Brazil air traffic control problems," and "Man beheads woman in St. Vincent." Where do you find provocative headlines and stories like these?
It’s a very cool site for professional risk managers, frequent business travelers and just plain news junkies like me. There’s a really neat world map that features color-coded icons you can click on to read the latest marine, airline, military and corporate security news in each country. I naturally gravitated to the camel sacrifice and Caribbean beheading, but there’s tons of other useful information, all intended to help amateurs and professionals alike make wise choices and stay abreast of global security and anti-terrorism news.
Planetdata.net should be a daily, must-read for anyone in the government or anyone responsible for his or her organization’s security and risk management. And, for those of us who can’t fathom why anyone would sacrifice a camel on an active runway at Istanbul Airport, it’s also pretty good stuff. I’ve bookmarked the site and will be checking it out the next time I have to hop on a plane and go somewhere. As Sister Maria Eucharia used to say, "forewarned is forearmed."