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EDUCATION: 10 Tactics For Teaching Cybersecurity Best Practices To Your Whole Company. Smart leaders know that their entire team needs to be well-educated on the importance and best practices of cybersecurity if they hope to protect their data. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, especially when it comes to training your non-tech employees. Using too much jargon and technical terms will only disengage them, leaving them less prepared and less vigilant. While you don’t necessarily need to “dumb down” cybersecurity training for non-techies, you do need to present the information in a way that’s relatable and easy to understand. Here’s how the members of Forbes Technology Council recommend approaching this task. Read more
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ROUNDTABLE: Chicago’s Tech Experts Answer Three Critical Cybersecurity Questions. Earlier this summer a group of security-minded executives in Chicago, long a hub for legal and financial tech, sat down for a panel discussion on anticipating and combating cybercrime. Read more
[LAW.COM]

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Congress Poised to Allow DHS to Take the Lead on Federal Cybersecurity. After years of debate, Congress is poised to vote on legislation that would cement the Department of Homeland Security’s role as the government’s main civilian cybersecurity authority. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act, which has been in the works since the Obama administration, would give the department a stand-alone cybersecurity agency with the same stature as other DHS units, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Senate could vote on the bill, which passed in the House last year, as early as this week as it takes up a slew of cybersecurity-related legislation. Read more
[WASHINGTONPOST.COM]

CTO GUIDE: Cyber Security Best Practice Tips. In this guide, five CTOs provide their cyber security best practice tips – to ensure the best protection against cyber attacks and human error. Read more
[INFORMATION-AGE.COM]

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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.

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Cybersecurity – Daily Tech Update – October 10, 2018