INCIDENT RESPONSE & THREAT INTELLIGENCE: A Potent One-Two Punch to Fight Cybercrime. In a recent interview, Mike Oppenheim, global research lead for IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS), shares his thoughts on some of the major threats that have wreaked havoc so far in 2017. He also discusses the successes of X-Force IRIS and revealed why combining incident response and intelligence into a single team is so crucial to the fight against cybercrime. Read more
SECURITY & RISK STRATEGY: Does Your Breach Incident Response Plan Have Holes? The likelihood of a company suffering a breach is worse than most believe. Here’s a checklist for building out a plan to deal with a breach. Read the rest
NETWORK SECURITY: The Importance of Effective Incident Response – the HBO Breach Expands. A recent Demisto survey of more than 200 security professionals found that over 40 percent of organizations aren’t prepared to measure incident response, and just 14.5 percent are measuring mean time to respond (MTTR). While 54 percent of respondents believe automating incident response would provide immediate benefits, just 10.9 percent have already done so. Find out more
CYBERSECURITY: Shifting the Paradigm from Prevention to Incident Response. Organisations must recognize that breeches are inevitable and shift their focus to risk reduction. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems July 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-july-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.