FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 10 Cybersecurity Issues New Federal CISO Should Focus On. If you haven’t heard, there’s a new federal chief information security officer in town — or, in the White House. The Office of Management and Budget announced Grant Schneider as the second federal CISO, filling the shoes of Greg Touhill after he stepped down in January 2017. Read more
STATE GOVERNMENT: States and Counties Are Not ‘Sitting Back’ on Election Cybersecurity, Officials Tell Congress. Federal, state and local officials said they are forging closer partnerships that will protect elections against cyberattacks, as lawmakers found distractions in Trump tweets, Google rankings, and other miscellany. Read more
NNSA: Banning Software Isn’t the Route to Cybersecurity, Nuclear Security Agency Official Says. The government should be focused on mitigating the danger any software can pose, rather than banning software from China and elsewhere, the NNSA CIO says. Read more https://fedtechmagazine.com/article/2018/
IoT: Continental Offers Cyber Security Solutions from Argus and Elektrobit for All Connected Vehicle Electronics. Technology company Continental recently announced it is offering end-to-end cyber security and wireless software update solutions integrated into connected vehicle electronics including telematics units, infotainment systems, gateways and more from Argus Cyber Security (Argus) and Elektrobit (EB). Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems June 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-june-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.