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."
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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