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The vast majority of cybersecurity executives believe the global shift to homeworking during the Covid 19 pandemic has led to a rise in cyber attacks, a new survey has revealed.
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England lost the series opener by four wickets with Jermaine Blackwood leading West Indies to a memorable victory.Questions were raised even before the match began as senior pacer Stuart Broad was dropped from the crucial encounter. Stokes then handed the visitors the ball after winning the toss under grey skies, resulting in England being bowled out from 204 in the first innings.
Have your say and comment below.Australia''s cyber bureaucracy appears to have been hard at work during the lockdown and has come up with what it calls a Digital Trust Report, the ultimate example of tripe about the cyber security industry, one that offers statistics galore, but with no explanation of how they have been calculated or what use they are.
The then Congress government at the Centre levelled false and baseless allegations against me. They filed a case out of political animosity, Singh told reporters here. He did so after appearing before a CBI special court here in connection with the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case.The 88 year old leader also had other points to offer. As UP chief minister, I and my government ensured adequate three tier security of the disputed structure in Ayodhya.
The report highlighting the government;s defense priorities was adopted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe;s Cabinet on Tuesday, less than a day after the Trump administration rejected outright nearly all of Beijing;s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea in a statement likely to deepen the U.S. China rift.The Abe government ''s Defense White Paper 2020 highlights what are potential Chinese and North Korean threats as Japan tries to further increase its defense capability. Under Abe, Japan has steadily increased its defense budget and capability and purchased costly American arsenals.Defense Minister Taro Kono recently scrapped the deployment of a pair of costly U.S. land based missile intercepting systems due to technical issues, and Abe quickly announced his intention to revise Japan ''s defense guidelines, possibly allowing Japan to go beyond its conventional defense only role under the Japan US security alliance, including discussing a possibility of acquiring a preemptive strike capability.The White Paper accused China of using propaganda, including spreading disinformation, about the spread of the coronavirus. "The COVID 19 pandemic may expose and intensify strategic competition among countries intending to create international and regional orders more preferable to themselves and to expand their influence, " the report said. "We need to closely watch their move with serious concern affecting the national security. " As evidence, a Japanese Defense Ministry official noted a Chinese Foreign Ministry official had posted on Twitter in March accusing US military of spreading the coronavirus in Wuhan and that Chinese media has touted herbal medicine as effective COVID 19 treatments. He spoke on the condition of anonymity citing department rules.The annual report said China has relentlessly pushed to change the status quo in the North Asian seas, including sending 3,000 ton class government vessels into Japanese waters around Japan controlled disputed East China Sea islands called Senkaku in Japanese. Beijing also claim the islands and call them the Diaoyu.The report also cited North Korea ''s continued development of its nuclear and other weapons program. The North is relentlessly pursuing increasingly complex and diverse modes of attack and is steadily strengthening and improving its attack capabilities, " the report said.It said North Korea since May 2019 has launched three types of new short range ballistic missiles that use solid fuel and fly at lower altitudes than their conventional missiles that can breach Japanese missile defense system.
Have your say and comment below.Painting India in bright hues appears to be an Australian obsession these days; there is good reason to do so, since Australia would ideally like the subcontinental giant to act as a bulwark against China.
Just a day after the news broke about the first stage of clinical trials of the purportedly world''s first coronavirus vaccine successfully being completed in Russia, another report came in about its production, which can be expected during this year''s fall at the earliest.The report was learnt by Sputnik which cited Mikhail Schelkanov, the head of the microbe ecology lab at the School of Biomedicine of Russia''s Far Eastern Federal University saying so as well as emphasising on the fact that forecasting a definite time frame is still premature.
Christian Guma, UGBC president and CSOM 21, and Kevork Atinizian, UGBC vice president and CSOM 22, campaigned on establishing an LGBTQ resource center, saying they would draft a concrete plan of action for a center and the University would have no choice but to agree with the plan. Since then, the COVID 19 pandemic uprooted campus life, and Guma and Atinizian were forced to alter their plans.Guma and Atinizian have held two virtual meetings with Moore and one with Davis since being sworn in in late April, with the goal of first establishing a dedicated space for LGBTQ students and then working toward a full center. Guma said he believes the administration is negotiating in good faith, but Moore told The Heights in an email that a center for LGBTQ students is not a current university priority.
Madhav and a delegation of senior BJP leaders visited the union territory to offer condolences to the family of the party s local leader Wasim Bari and his father and his younger brother, who were killed by militants in north Kashmir s Bandipora last week, and then attend a condolence meeting at Srinagar s Tagore Hall. The delegation included Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister s Office and Udhampur MP Dr Jitendra Singh, BJP national vice president Avinash Rai Khanna and J amp;K BJP president Ravinder Raina.The killings were followed by militant threats asking people to dissociate from the BJP. Local leaders told ThePrint on the condition of anonymity that one of the reasons for the senior leaders visit was to boost the morale of the cadres.
According to Prof Rajan Kumar, School of International Studies, JNU, Delhi, China at one point of time started issuing stapled visa to people from Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh. Recently, China objected to India s division of Jammu and Kashmir and the creation of Ladakh as a Union Territory to be directly administered by the Centre. This was interpreted as interference in the internal issues of India. Just a couples of months earlier, Meenakshi Lekhi and Rahul Kaswan participated in the virtual swearing in ceremony of Taiwan President Tsai Ing wen on May 20. All of this are indications of a strategic change in diplomatic position of New Delhi. It has begun to drop the pretence of being civil and polite and is trying to pay China back in the same coins. In the coming months, one is likely to witness renewed diplomatic posturing and assertiveness from both sides. South China has already been on the radars of India. Tibet, Taiwan and Hong Kong may not be very far, Prof Rajan opines.In his view, New Delhi must stress that even when it supports one China policy, it cannot endorse a regime which violently suppresses human rights of the minority in the regions which were promised autonomy earlier. Such values have transcendental appeals, and many countries of the West will support that position of India. But this is also a double edged sword. Beijing may also engage in diplomatic offensives on the issues of Kashmir and Arunachal. Sharing his view, Prof Rajesh Rajagopalan, School of International Studies, JNU, says, It is definitely interesting. This is probably an indication of the irritation that New Delhi feels with China, but at the same time, an extremely cautious move. India, of course, has a form of diplomatic representation with Taiwan, under the mask of a not fully diplomatic posting. So, on the one hand, this is not anything new. But by suggesting that his is a special appointment, in some way or the other, India is attempting to send a very subtle message. The problem is that this is only likely to suggest to Beijing that India is afraid to do anything of substance, and will limit its action to such fairly limited and ultimately somewhat pointless signals that Beijing will ignore, Prof Rajagopalan adds.
In fresh inputs now available in open source domains, China and Iran are on course to chalk out a comprehensive 25 year strategic partnership based on an agreement signed during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Teheran in January 2016. Iranian President after the visit had stated the visit to be beginning of a new chapter aimed to build economic ties worth up to $600 billion within the next 10 years.Though the number of investments appeared sceptical, it is only now that the details have emerged to give a semblance to the agreement concluded between the two countries in 2016. As per leaked data Iran s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Zarif, during his visit to China in August 2019 presented to his counterpart, Wang Li, a comprehensive roadmap for a 25 year China Iran strategic partnership based on the signing of 2016 agreement by the leaders of two countries.The Iran China strategic partnership is aligned to President Xi Jinping ''s cornerstone of its foreign and domestic policy envisaged under Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which is the new name for its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.As per available information, China is to invest US $ 120 billion for upgrading Iran s transport infrastructure beginning with the 2,300 kilometre road that will link Tehran with Urumqi in China s Xinjiang province. This road will be dovetailed with the Urumqi Gwadar link developed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor under the New Silk Road . The road link when completed would have an ambitious plan to provide connectivity with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and thereafter via Turkey into Europe.The connectivity is to be juxtaposed with development and electrification of the main 900 kilometre railway line connecting Tehran to the north eastern city of Mashhad. Another project to be taken up under the strategic partnership is the completion of Tehran Qom Isfahan the high speed train line and extending this upgraded network to link the north west through Tabriz, which is home to a number of key sites relating to oil, gas, and petrochemicals, and the starting point for the Tabriz Ankara gas pipeline.Major expenditure of the US $ 280 billion would be earmarked for developing Iran s petrochemical, oil and gas industries which have suffered immensely as a result of US led economic sanctions. Interestingly, as per reports, China will position up to 5000 Chinese security personnel to protect its projects in Iran. As part of the agreement, China would increase the import of Iranian oil in defiance of US sanctions.Another significant aspect of the strategic partnership is military cooperation between the two countries which includes weapons development, training between Iranian and Chinese armed forces and intelligence sharing. China would also be allowed the use of Iranian air bases although it is any body s guess as to the utility of such measure. There are indications that the strategic agreement has the backing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, which has sway over strategic matters impacting Iran.There is however also resentment against the Iran China Strategic Agreement amongstIranians who feel that the same has not been disclosed to the Iranian parliament or people; with Iran ''s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying, "The Iranian nation will not recognize a new secret 25 year agreement between Iran and China, " and warned that any contract signed with a foreign country without the people knowing about it will be void.Another important issue that is not lost on every one is total Chinese silence or reaction to the purported salient aspects of the Strategic Agreement between the two countries.Would China risk further isolation after retching up the ante in the South China Sea, Hong Kong and Indo China border is any one s guess. Although China may continue to show defiance to US sanctions against Iran, would it be willing to burn economic ties with middle east and gulf nations who trade substantially with China would be hard to fathom.On the economic front China s overseas investments during the decade gone by averaged the US $ 200 billion annually. Its ability to commit a similar amount specifically towards a troubled region would also be suspect. The CPEC which has been in the works for over a decade with over US $ 60 billion committed to it, is yet to realise its true potential. Any further commitment to link the Xinjiang Gwadar project to Tehran through restive Baluchistan would need careful consideration and commitment by the Chinese.The Iran China strategic agreement signed in 2016 has not seen much movement since the two sides penned it. The details of the road map as revealed now have also been in the public domain for nearly a year now and point towards Iranian predicaments.In essence, the current revelations point to the Iranian wish list who seem to be too eager to come out of isolation from the US sponsored economic sanctions by piggy banking on Chinese shoulders. It also reflects on a measure of acute desperation on part of Iranian leadership as also to satisfy the appetite of the restive population which seems to be desperate to see some measure of economic revival and activity in spite of being endowed with rich mineral and natural resources.From the Indian perspective growing Iran China relationship is a reason for worry and changing strategic landscape. It points to growing Chinese dominance in alignment with Pakistan which threatens its relations with Afghanistan.The development of Chabaharand future of India Afghanistan Iran Trilateral Agreement for the development of Chabaharhas also not seen anticipated progress. Similarly, China backed Pakistan Iran Taliban alignment emerging in India ''s immediate neighbourhood is also a reason for Indian concern.India s relations with Iran cooled off substantially after India agreed to reduce its trade relations with Iran after imposition of sanctions. The visit of President Trump and increasing Indo US economic and strategic partnership seems to have been the last straw. It is unlikely that relations with Iran would improve in the near term.Growing Chinese footsteps in Iran will have a long lasting impact on our relationship with not only Iran but also on Afghanistan and Central Asian nations.(The author is an Indian Army Veteran. Views expressed are personal.)
That is the view of VMware CIO and chief digital transformation officer Bask Iyer who made the comments during a recent interview with Which 50.com.We asked Iyer to describe his own experience as an information technology leader during a period of significant organizational stress.
"In reality, natural redheads are a rare breed, " says Nine Zero One stylist Anthony Holguin, who has worked his hair magic on the likes of Rumer Willis and Nina Dobrev. "I believe redheads will always be a staple in society, which will always be trending. " Kim Kardashian''s latest induction into the redhead club with a dye job so cherry like that fans initially assumed it was a wig is proof of that sentiment.But choosing the right red is where it gets complicated. "We ve traditionally seen ashier, pale reds on lighter skin tones, bright reds on medium skin, and deeper reds and burgundies on darker skin tones, " says Larry Sims, stylist to Gabrielle Union, Alicia Keys, and Danai Gurira. "I love seeing people that have created new narratives in choosing hair colors. We re learning more and more that rules are made to be broken. "