Infographic: How passwords are cracked

Infographic: How passwords are cracked
An insightful infographic by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) provides guidance for system owners responsible for determining password policy and examining, or even challenging, existing corporate password policies, and arguing for a more realistic approach.

Passwords are an easily-implemented, low-cost security measure, with obvious attractions for managers within enterprise systems. However, this proliferation of password use, and increasingly complex password requirements, places...

Russia agrees to IMO’s passenger compensation treaty

The Russian Federation has agreed to IMO treaty dealing with compulsory insurance that protects and covers passengers on vessels. Yury Melenas, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to IMO, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim to deposit the instrument of accession, on January 16.

Specifically, the2002 Athens Convention is based on Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea. Moreover, the Convention sets limitations on the liability of the incidents on a vessel that involves...

India overtakes Japan as second largest steel producer

The January to November crude steel production statistics released by the World Steel Association indicate India as the second largest steel producer in the world, overtaking Japan for the second month in a row, with a growth rate of 4.9%.

Figures by worldsteel’s October Short Range Outlook also find likely that India will become #2 in steel use by the end of 2019 with an increase in steel demand by 7.3%, Adam Szewczyk, Head, Data Management, World Steel Association, informed.

Namely, India’s...

Data exaggerate impact of China slowdown, US monetary and financial diplomacy

Commentary: Data exaggerate impact of Chinese economic slowdown

By James Carrick in London

China is likely to grow at a rate of 6% in 2019, significantly lower than the 8.25% recorded each year on average over the last decade and the double-digit average growth rates in the years before the 2008 financial crisis.

Although these figures appear alarming, onlookers should not be overly worried. Since 2005, China’s share of the world economy has more than tripled to 16% from 5%.

This larger share...