NETWORKS: 5 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for 2016. The 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study from IBM and the Ponemon Institute put the average cost of a data breach at $3.79 million, and that figure is expected to grow in the year ahead. With the right resolutions, you can drastically reduce your chances of falling prey to cybercriminals. Here are five major trends in cybersecurity that you should have in mind when updating your InfoSec plans for 2016. Read more

2016 THREATS: Cybersecurity Nonprofit Addresses 2016 Threats for States, Localities. The head of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center shares what he’s hoping to educate governments about in the new year. Read more

WASHINGTON STATE: Announces Federal Cybersecurity Partnership, Office of Privacy and Data Protection. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently named two new ways the state will protect its systems and the data of its citizens. Read more

CYBERSECURITY SALARIES: Top Cyber Security Salaries In U.S. Metros Hit $380,000. Last week Forbes reported that there are over one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016. This week they take a look at the highest paying jobs in cybersecurity. Read the rest


16 FOR ’16: What You Must Know About Hadoop and Spark Right Now. Amazingly, Hadoop has been redefined in the space of a year. Take a look at all the salient parts of this roiling ecosystem and what they mean. Read more

SQL SERVER 2005: State Governments Face Data Security Rules Ahead of SQL Server 2005 Migration. Local and state governments running SQL 2005 must comply with appropriate laws and regulations. Read more

ORACLE: Despite the Rise of Open Source, Oracle Was 2015’s Fastest-Growing Database. According to a new report from DB-Engines, a site that tracks the popularity of database technologies, Oracle was not only the most widely used and discussed database in the world in 2015, it was also saw the most growth in those areas last year as well, at least by one metric. Read more

MongoDB: What Storage Engine is Right for You? – Part 1. Here’s a review of some of the available options for a MongoDB database storage engine and the pros and cons of each. Read more[DZONE.COM]


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.

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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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