VULNERABILITIES: US Government Cybersecurity at a Crossroads. Trump reportedly kills cybersecurity coordinator position, while many agencies continue to play catch-up in their defenses. Read more
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: People Still Weakest Link in Government Cybersecurity. Undetected threats to the privacy and security of government agencies may be coming from within — not from internal breaches or whistleblowers, but from a lack of employee awareness and cyberhygiene. Read more
DHS: New Cybersecurity Strategy Highlights Risk Prioritization. The long-awaited strategy document says that DHS must stay agile and innovative in using technology to combat cybersecurity threats. Read more
READ: Here’s How a National Cybersecurity Agency Could Work. Over the past few months, some private-sector companies have called for building a national cybersecurity agency. This agency would consist of a centralized authority responsible for the nation’s cybersecurity that would harmonize policies and set priorities across the government. This is a very interesting idea. Here are the reasons why. 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.