FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Here’s a Cloud Guide Written by Feds for Feds. Will the White House Listen? Several dozen federal technologists, chief information officers and acquisition experts have developed a guidebook for how agencies ought to pursue cloud-based solutions. Here’s a draft copy of the guide, which was authored in partnership with an interagency group comprised of tech leaders from the Defense Department, Federal Communications Commission, General Services Administration and other agencies. Read more
DHS: Invests in Mobile App Security. When it comes to the securing mobile computing, government agencies are challenged not only by traditional software vulnerabilities, but also by the number and types of services accessible through mobile apps. The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate began taking an active role in validation and threat protection for mobile apps two years ago when it began working with Kryptowire for assessing risk, analyzing vulnerabilities and archiving mobile applications. Click here for key takeaways.
CLOUD COMPUTING: Spurs Hybrid Architecture Adoption. Enterprises turn to the hybrid cloud for disaster recovery, data archiving and other applications. Find out more
READ: Google, Microsoft Emphasize Cloud Security as Hacks Intensify and Big Businesses Eye the Cloud. Security fears have been associated with cloud computing ever since it began, and for the most part those fears have been unfounded: the big cloud providers are way better at security than your average enterprise. Still, there’s always more to be done, and Google and Microsoft unveiled new services this week to give customers additional peace of mind. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems August 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-june-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.