READ: A CTO Guide: The Main Challenges Facing the Cyber Security Industry. In this guide, five CTOs provide their view on the main challenges facing the cyber security industry, with insights on how to overcome them. Read more
APPLE: Company Will Unveil New Portal to Help Law Enforcement Submit Requests for Customer Data. According to a letter the company sent to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) obtained by The Washington Post, Apple will also form a dedicated team to train law enforcement on digital evidence, while also offering online training for investigators about how to submit their requests. Read more
WHY: Email Threats Must Take Top Priority in Cybersecurity. Email is the most significant threat vector of a corporate network, and thus should be priority when setting up a risk management strategy. Read more
MEDICAL: FDA to Step-up Cybersecurity Scrutiny in Med Device Clearances. The FDA is taking steps to increase its scrutiny of efforts taken by medical device developers to limit cybersecurity vulnerabilities in their connected products, but may need to take extra steps, according to a newly released report from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems August 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-august-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.