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SECURITY: How Blockchain Encryption Works: It’s All About Math. Riot Blockchain’s CEO John O’Rourke explains how the blockchain encryption mining network works. Read more

CISO: Data Storage and Encryption Should Top the CISO’s To-Do List. In today’s digitized world, data storage and encryption are surely top of mind for most chief information officers (CIOs). But given the increasing regulations and privacy implications surrounding data security, these measures should also be on the chief information security officer (CISO)’s agenda. Get the plugin.

DMARC: States Should Follow Federal Directive to Enhance Email and Web Security. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has mandated that all federal executive branch agencies implement Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) to improve email security. In the same directive, DHS also mandated better Web security protections be put into place. State and local governments should follow the lead of their federal counterparts and make implementing DMARC a priority. Here’s why. Find out more

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Don’t Leave Your Front Door Open to Attack. The web has grown to over 1 billion websites. While websites have grown incredibly complex and become a part of our virtual lives, most users and website operator are still focused on functionality. Arguably, there are internet users and website owners concerned about security because of headlines about rampant cyberattacks, data leaks and breaches. But, not all are proactively securing their websites. Here’s why websites can be a treasure trove for attackers. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems October 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-october-2017.

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.


Encryption – Daily Tech Update – November 21, 2017

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