DHS: Needs More Cybersecurity Workers – It Just Doesn’t Know Where Or What Kind. The government’s primary cybersecurity agency is missing congressional deadlines to identify and categorize its cyber workforce, a congressional watchdog said. Read more
HOW: Machine Learning And Other Tech Trends Will Disrupt Cyber Security In 2018. The emergence of mobile platforms and cloud-based enterprise apps, coupled with the increased adoption of advanced technologies such as fingerprint identification and biometrics have collectively fueled a notable spike in the space. Although cyber security is attracting greater attention across the globe, the United States stands as the dominant force leading the charge for innovation. Read more
CAREERS: 5 Skills Cybersecurity Pros Will Need in 2018. In response to the growing demand for cybersecurity and to protect against increasingly complex attacks, security skills are in high demand. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cybersecurity professionals earn an average salary of $116,000—nearly three times the national average. In response to the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape, professionals must keep their skills sharp. Here are 5 skills that cybersecurity professionals should consider investing in for 2018. Read more.
CYBERSECURITY REPORT CARD: Why Too Many Companies are Graded ‘Could Do Better’. Lack of budget and the right skills are leaving businesses vulnerable to attack. 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.