CIO OPINION: CIOs Must Undertake Digital Initiatives, Even the Hard Parts. As businesses today face ever-increasingly competitive markets, many react by trying to leverage the new opportunities from digital technologies. In fact, the world is awash in digital technology offerings. But many businesses don’t reap the anticipated ROI of their digital investments. Read the rest

NASA CTO: Deborah Diaz to Retire in September. A three-time Federal 100 winner, Diaz has held a wide range of IT leadership posts across the government, including stints at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Department of Homeland Security, the General Services Administration and the U.S. Agency for International Development. At NASA, where Diaz has served since 2009, she managed a massive IT infrastructure consolidation program and helped create the International Space Apps Challenge hackathon and NASA’s Datanauts program, among many other initiatives. Diaz’ final day at NASA will be Sept. 30. She said she was still weighing options for “the next technology innovation opportunity” she would pursue. Find out more

CISO: Hired Guns: The Rise of the Virtual CISO. When is the right time to rent yourself a CISO? The enterprise is facing a dangerous combination of mounting cybersecurity threats of increasing subtlety—and a widening gap in the skills required to identify and combat them. Read more

CSO: A Gentler Way to Hack Back. A father-son team argues that hacking back doesn’t have to lead to the cyber equivalent of World War III – if it’s done by professionals and doesn’t attempt to corrupt or destroy anyone’s networks. Read more


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

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.


CIO, CTO & CISO – Daily Tech Update – August 9, 2016

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