READ: 5 Ways the 2018 Omnibus Promotes IT Modernization, Cybersecurity. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said about 10 days before the end of the latest continuing resolution that he was optimistic that congressional appropriators would find some money for the Technology Modernization Fund. Read more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 10 Tips for Agencies Looking to Address Cyber Threats. Given new threat vectors, federal agencies must increase their cyber defense strategies. Here are 10 tips designed to help federal IT teams better prioritize cyber threats, shift their approach to spending and improve cyber defense. Read more
MOBILE: What Federal Mobile Security is Missing. Leading U.S. intelligence agencies recently issued a warning to Americans to not buy Chinese-made smartphones. Companies like Huawei and ZTE are known to have close ties to the Chinese government, and U.S. agencies appear to have reason to suspect these companies of cyber espionage. Read more.
CLOUD: How & Why the Cybersecurity Landscape Is Changing. A comprehensive new report from Cisco should “scare the pants off” enterprise security leaders. Read more.
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems February 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-february-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.