Linux distributor Gentoo Technologies Inc. posted a warning last week that a server used to distribute copies of its Gentoo Linux was broken into. Gentoo took the affected server offline and was running file-integrity checks as well as an intrusion-detection system and says it's "reasonably confident" that the files stored on the system were unaffected. The Gentoo hack follows a hacker intrusion into four servers run by the Debian Project, which distributes Debian Linux, late last month.
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.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?