LEGISLATION: House Passes Bill Addressing Industrial Cybersecurity. House lawmakers approved legislation Monday aimed at securing technology used to power critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. The bill offered by Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) would codify work the Department of Homeland Security is currently doing to identify cyber threats to industrial control systems and mitigate them. Industrial control systems are used to run critical services in the United States, including the electric grid, water systems, and manufacturing plants. Read more
HIRING: Government Report IDs the Need For Speed in Cyber Hiring. The report from the Commerce and Homeland Security departments also urges more investment in cyber education and training. Read more
VIDEO: CrowdStrike CEO on Stopping Election Hacks, Global State of Cybersecurity. Between the Bank of England recognizing it must be ready for a new wave of cyber attacks and the U.S. State Department saying the U.S. government must rethink its cyber defenses, the need for cybersecurity is paramount. Bloomberg’s Caroline Hyde speaks to CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz about the global state of cyber threats. Read more
ENCRYPTION: Bill Would Prevent States from Messing with Encryption. The bill comes amid an encryption debate that pits national security against cybersecurity. Read more
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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.