CIO, CTO & CISO
CIO: Free Decryption Tools Now Available for Dharma Ransomware. A user named gektar published a link to a Pastebin post on the BleepingComputer.com technical support forum. The post, he claimed, contained the decryption keys for all Dharma variants. The good news is that the leaked keys are real, and researchers from Kaspersky Lab and ESET verified they work. The two companies have updated their Crysis decryption tools — downloads at Kaspersky RakhniDecryptor and ESET CrysisDecryptor — to work for Dharma affected files, too. Find out more
CTO: ServiceNow’s CTO on Future-Proofing Tech Priorities and Moving Faster in IT. Knowing where to put your resources is a challenge for companies both big and small. Allan Leinwand, CTO of the cloud-service provider ServiceNow, shares his formula for deciding where his team should focus. Find out more
CISO: VA Seeks Permanent CISO. The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire a permanent chief information security officer. Earlier in February, VA tapped Dominic Cussatt to serve as acting CISO, replacing Roopangi Kadakia, who was reassigned to lead VA’s cloud transformation. Find out more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Cybersecurity Regulations Get Demanding. As more government agencies get involved with creating cybersecurity regulations, security professionals will need to monitor new laws and understand which apply to their industry and whether some overlap or conflict. Increased enforcement from different agencies can mean significant consequences even if breaches are avoided. As the new administration adjusts regulations, chief information security officers (CISOs) will need to add governmental cyber regulations to their daily watchlists. Consider the following key areas that impact enterprise security in multiple ways. Find out more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems February 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-february-2017.
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.