CYBERSECURITY: Incident Response…What Needs to Be in a Good Policy. Organizations need an incident response policy, and — perhaps most importantly — a number of playbooks that allow them to think through a variety of different incident scenarios. Read more
RANSOMWARE: Puts Pressure on Incident Response. Cyber attackers switched focus to ransomware attacks in 2017 putting pressure on incident response, while human error was responsible for two-thirds of compromised records, a study shows. Read more
SERVICES: IBM Security Looks to Incident Response Services for Growth. While IBM has made significant investments in acquiring cybersecurity vendors in recent years, the company now is turning its attention to security services like incident response. Read more.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Closer to Becoming Permanently Codified. The House approved a bill that would make the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber incident response teams a permanent fixture within the agency. The DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act would codify the agency’s “cyber hunt and incident response teams,” which provide support to organizations running critical infrastructure. The teams often respond to cyber incidents and help organizations mitigate cybersecurity risks. Read more.
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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.