INTERVIEW: Cybersecurity in the Federal Government. Alex Grohmann, founder and resident of Sicher Consulting, John Dyson from Deloitte, and Brian Gay, president, Think Forward Consulting talk about the concept of a cybersecurity framework for the federal government. Find out more
TECH INSIDER: Priorities for Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Presidential transitions are a time of considerable change in government, including new agency leaders and evolving policy priorities. But many issues persist, and this is certainly the case with cybersecurity. Advancing the nation’s cybersecurity posture must be a key priority for the Trump administration, especially if we are to maximize the benefits of digital transformation. Find out more
NEWS: National Guard Expects Expanded Role in Cybersecurity. The National Guard’s role in cybersecurity began in 1999 thanks to the uncertainty created by Y2K. With concerns of potential computer chaos looming when dates on systems turned over to 2000, the National Guard was given a new force structure called a computer network defense team. Renamed Defensive Cyber Operations Elements, the eight-to 10-person teams are organized on the state level, while support for the 10 Federal Emergency Management Agency regions is handled by Cyber Protection Teams, Lt. Col. Brad Rhodes, the commander of the Colorado National Guard’s Cyber Protection Team 178, said in a recent interview Find out more
PEOPLE: U.S. Rep. Bob Latta Named Chairman of Panel that Oversees Data, Cybersecurity. The House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection has a great range of jurisdiction — everything from IoT policies to overseeing the Federal Trade Commission. Find out more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems December 2016 http://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-december-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.