SURVEY: Cloud Computing Delivers Best Results When Cloudiness Is Cleared Away. If you’re thinking that cloud leaders have it all figured out… think again. Cloud can be challenging, even for those who do it very well. Which makes it even more important to exchange ideas, share best practices and learn from failures. Read more
DOD: Pentagon Kicks Off a Winner-Take-All Among Tech Companies for Multibillion-Dollar Cloud-Computing Contract. After months of scrutiny, complaints and at least one legal action, a group of Pentagon leaders sought to assure the country’s top technology companies that the competition to build an Internet cloud network for the Defense Department would be an open and fair competition. Read more
FYI: Cloud Computing is Eating the World: Should We Be Worried? The cloud has many benefits, but we must be clear-eyed about the downsides as well. Here are a few things to consider. Read more.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Agencies Should Prioritize Data-Level Protections to Secure Citizen Information. Americans share numerous pieces of data about themselves every day with companies and government agencies, including personally identifiable information like Social Security numbers and health care information. With all this personal information being shared, protecting an organization’s network and infrastructure is no longer sufficient to protect this data. Government now needs to secure each piece of data at a document level to fully protect against cyber risks. Read more.
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems February 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-february-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.