MARKETS: Wall Street Frets About Cybersecurity as U.S. Demands More Data. Firms say numerous breaches at federal agencies are a cause of concern that government won’t be able to safeguard information. Read more

PRACTICAL TIPS: For Cybersecurity This Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday has become so embedded in our online shopping culture that many may not remember a time without it – yet it’s quite a contemporary holiday tradition. As ubiquitous as its current presence, so too are its security warnings. For most of us, these warnings are mainstays of the modern online era. Here’s a quick refresher. Find out more

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Government Resiliency: Pillars of Cybersecurity. Innovation and cybersecurity are in a head-on collision in the federal government. The growing use of connected devices under the moniker Internet of Things (IoT), the move to the cloud and what seems to be the ever growing expansion of mobile devices is causing government and industry alike to rethink how to be cyber secure, while also not stifling innovation at the same time. Find out more

SECURITY: Government in Competition with Private Sector for Cybersecurity Experts. In the federal government’s push to expand cybersecurity training, it has targeted all levels of education and designated nearly 200 colleges and universities as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems October 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.


Cybersecurity – Daily Tech Update – November 9, 2016

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