SXSW: Barack Obama and Irish tech firms converge on SXSW. President asks tech community for help in improving civic engagement in digital age. Read more

OPINION: The IT Security Industry Is Not Consolidating. The numbers speak: 1,440 vendors and growing. Read more

CYBERSECURITY: Stand and Deliver – Ransomware Wave Ravaging Irish SMEs. Organized criminals are targeting the computers of small firms and even big government departments. If you don’t pay up, they’ll delete your files and have even set up call centres to take their payments from desperate victims. Read more

USER DATA: Microsoft’s Top Lawyer Voices Support For Encryption At RSA. Microsoft is engaged in a legal battle with the US government concerning user data stored on servers in Ireland. The US Justice Department served a search warrant for user emails, which Microsoft believes should not be accessed without approval from the Irish government. 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.

NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems February 2016

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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