ENERGY DEPT: Exercise Reveals ‘Gaps’ in Major Cyber Incident Response. Department of Energy exercise last year found shortcomings in the way that federal, state and local governments would work with industry to respond to a major cyber incident affecting energy infrastructure on the East Coast. Read more
OPINION: Complete Security Deception Includes Detection and Incident Response. Finding a threat solves only part of the problem. A complete deception solution will also enable better incident response. Read the rest
BRIEFS: Threats, Violent Incidents at Federal Facilities Assessed. Read a recent CRS report examining violent incidents at federal facilities, including a tally of nearly 1,000 incidents in recent years that it says probably represents only a small portion of such incidents. Find out
READ: Will Congress Help Fund New State and Local Cyber Programs? Back in early March, a bipartisan group introduced the State Cyber Resiliency Act. If passed and funded, the legislation would provide grants for state and local governments to improve cybersecurity protections and incident response. Here’s what you need to know. 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.