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News in Networking: Google’s Networking Algorithm, NASA’s IoT, and Another S3 Leak

July 21, 2017

This week’s top story picks from the Kentik team.

News_tablet-396w.png This week Google announced a new congestion control algorithm for higher bandwidths and lower latencies for internet traffic. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory CTO gave advice on successfully running an IoT network. Python is the most popular programming language. And Dow Jones is the latest to see an Amazon S3 misconfiguration, contributing to a data leak.

Here are those headlines and more:

  • Google’s New Networking Algorithm to Boosts Internet Throughput (TechCrunch) Google announced a new congestion control algorithm this week called TCP BBR. The algorithm “achieves higher bandwidths and lower latencies for internet traffic,” including for and YouTube.
  • NASA’s CTO Tells Enterprises How to Network IoT (NetworkWorld) For optimal network infrastructure in the age of industrial IoT, “build an IoT network that’s separate from the regular network.” That’s according to the CTO of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who advises that it will reduce cybersecurity risks for your organization.
  • Python is Hottest Programming Language, But Go and Swift Are Rising (ZDNet) Open source programming language Python has passed C and Java to become the most popular programming language, according to IEEE Spectrum’s fourth interactive programming language ranking.
  • FedEx Said Some Systems Won’t Come Back After TNT Petya Attack (ZDNet) FedEx is still feeling the effects of the recent Petya ransomware attack. According to ZDNet, the shipping giant did not have cyber insurance and is “still evaluating the financial impact of the attack, but it is likely that it will be material.”
  • Cloud Configuration Error Exposes Dow Jones Subscribers (Wall Street Journal) Dow Jones seems to be the latest to experience an Amazon S3 misconfiguration, causing a big data leak. (Verizon and Republican data firm Deep Root Analytics have also seen this happen recently.) About 2.2 million Dow Jones subscriber records were affected, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Kentik Scores KDDI Deal, Extends Monitoring Platform to Japan (SDxCentral) Here at Kentik this week, we announced our newest customer KDDI, a Fortune 500 Japan-based company and the largest organization that has publicly affirmed its use of Kentik. We also announced a reseller relationship with Net One Systems, one of Japan’s largest systems integrators. As SDxCentral reports, the two announcements together mark Kentik’s entry into the Japanese marketplace.

Until next week, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to see more of these headlines in real time.

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