ENCRYPTION: Usage Grows Again, but Only at Snail’s Pace. Deployment pains and problems with finding data in the corporate maze are being blamed for business’ lack of interest in crypto. Read more
ATTACKS/BREACHES: The Long Slog To Getting Encryption Right. Encryption practices have improved dramatically over the last 10 years, but most organizations still don’t have enterprise-wide crypto strategies. Read the rest
ENTERPRISE: Keeping the Enterprise Secure in the Age of Mass Encryption. How can businesses ensure enterprise security in a world with mass encryption, given Mozilla’s revelations recently that over half of webpages loaded by Firefox use HTTPS. Find out
READ: Encryption Won’t Stop Your Internet Provider From Spying on You. Data patterns alone can be enough to give away what video you’re watching on YouTube. A 2016 Upturn report sets out some of the sneaky ways that user activity can be decoded based only on the unencrypted metadata that accompanies encrypted web traffic—also known as “side channel” information. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems March 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-march-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.