G7: Sets Common Cyber-Security Guidelines for Financial Sector. The Group of Seven industrial powers on Tuesday said they had agreed on guidelines for protecting the global financial sector from cyber attacks following a series of cross-border bank thefts by hackers. Read more

NOTE: To The Next President…Get A National Cybersecurity Strategy. Do the candidates have coherent positions for responding to cyber-attacks or on cyber warfare? Find out more

OMB: Launching for Best Practices Repository. will be a repository for best practices, said Federal CISO Brigadier General (retired) Greg Touhill, during an Oct. 11 Washington, D.C. AFCEA chapter Cybersecurity Summit. “We have to focus on implementing best practices throughout our organizations,” Touhill said. “I want to emphasize that I don’t believe that compliance is…always the right approach, because compliance doesn’t bring you best practices, but best practices bring you compliance.” Find out more

ECONOMICS: Cybersecurity Economics In Government — Is Funding The Real Problem? Government leadership and those chartered with creating budgets could benefit from applying sound value-management practices when considering the cybersecurity budget process. Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems September 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 – October 12, 2016

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