JAVASCRIPT: Ransomware Takes a Scary Turn Using JavaScript. Security researchers have uncovered a new twist on ransomware-as-a-service with the discovery of what is being called Ransom32. While there have been several Web-based ransomware variants, including TOX and FAKBEN, this is a somewhat different development since it uses a popular JavaScript framework called NW.js. Read more

jQUERY: Beyond jQuery: An Expert Guide to Choosing the Right JavaScript Framework. How to choose from 22 essential JavaScript frameworks for Web and mobile development. Read more

HTML5: What HTML5 Means for Ecommerce Merchants. What is one thing all ecommerce stores have in common? They use HTML. In fact, just about every website uses HTML. That means when an update to HTML comes out, it has far-reaching effects . Read more

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: Java Finally Gets Microservices Tools. Lightbend’s Lagom framework helps Java developers create and manage microservices architectures. Read more


HADOOP ECOSYSTEMS: Ecosystem Evolves: 10 Cool Big Data Projects. In the 10 years since developers created Hadoop to wrangle the challenges that came with big data, the ecosystem for these technologies has evolved. The Apache Software Foundation is teeming with open source big data technology projects. Here’s a look at some significant projects, and a peek at some up-and-comers. Read the rest

TECH WATCH: Apache Flink 1.0 takes on Spark in Hadoop Processing. Hadoop needs fast and easy-to-use stream processing, and Flink provides that — but it’ll compete with Spark and Storm. Read more

BIG DATA: Google’s Hadoop Offerings. The master of Internet search went big with its cloud-based big data service. The company announced that Google Dataproc, its managed Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark service, is generally available. Read more

SPARK: Catching Up with Hadoop as the Primary Big Data Platform. While Apache Hadoop has become the de-facto big data storage engine, there has been talk of it being displaced for some processing tasks by newer technologies such as Apache Spark. However, the research still gives Hadoop a substantial lead. Read more


IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.

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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.


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