BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: FAA, CMS and GSA Retool to Take Advantage of Big Data. Agencies can use Big Data to gain insights that help citizens and make their operations more efficient, but they must upgrade IT infrastructure to do so. Read more
2018: Cloud Computing, Big Data, Security: What CIOs Are Spending Their Budget on This Year. What CIOs say they need to invest in to succeed, and what they are actually going to spend their IT budgets on, may not be the same things. Read more
SECURITY: Blurred Lines Between Networking and Security. In today’s complex IT environment, identifying security events fast is critical to minimizing the impact. However, in order to detect and remediate attacks in this environment, security teams need the proper tools to process and correlate massive amounts of real-time and historical security event data. By applying advanced analytics techniques to these huge amounts of data, infosec teams can better detect and defend against sophisticated attacks. Implementing this in the real world is easier said than done. Read more.
RESEARCH: NSF’s New Initiative To Bring The Cloud Era To Academic Big Data Research. Earlier this month, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a new collaboration with three major cloud vendors to provide computing credits for academic research. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure each committed up to $3 million over three years in computing time on their platforms for academic research as part of the new NSF initiative, making some of the world’s most powerful “big data” platforms far more readily available to power the next generation of research. Read more.
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems January 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-january-2018.
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.
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.