A new security vulnerability that could affect large parts of the Internet as well as business networks was identified by the Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity Division and the U.K.'s National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre. The flaw involves the ubiquitous Transmission Control Protocol, used for Internet traffic, the two groups warned last week. Hackers could use the "TCP injection vulnerability" to disrupt systems that rely on the Border Gateway Protocol, a widely used routing protocol, to launch denial-of-service attacks that, according to the Homeland Security advisory, would affect "a large segment of the Internet community."
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.