PREPARE: Creating an Incident Response Checklist to Prepare for a Data Breach. The SANS Institute developed a six-step framework to help organizations respond to security incidents, from the initial discovery of a breach to post-incident investigations. Read more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Cyber Takes on New Prominence in Shutdown Government. According to the latest DHS shutdown plan, the National Protection and Programs Directorate, which helps manage both CDM and AIS, would furlough approximately 45 percent of its total workforce and up to 80 percent of its cyber workforce in the event of a shutdown. Read more
INTERVIEW: Ross Nodurft, Former White House Cyber Chief. Ross Nodurft, former Chief of the Cyber and National Security team in the White House OMB has taken up a new role as Vice President of Risk Management at OWI. IN a recent interview he talks about cybersecurity and related subjects. Read more.
ACQUISITION: Changes Coming to GSA’s Contractor Cybersecurity Requirements. The General Services Administration plans to officialize regulations on how contractors should handle and protect sensitive information for federal clients, as well as report any incidents that could put that information at risk. Read more.
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems January 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-january-2018.
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.