OPINION: Thoughts on Incident Response Automation and Orchestration. Projects are well underway and evolving, while commercial IR tools continue to gain momentum. Find out more
DATA SECURITY: U.S. Promotes Risk-Based Data Breach Response Model. The exiting Obama administration has embraced a risk-based approach to data breach preparation and mitigation for federal agencies in an Office of Management and Budget memorandum, cybersecurity professionals told Bloomberg BNA. Find out more
NIST: Updates Cybersecurity Framework, Seeks Comment. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a draft update on Tuesday to its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, aka the Cybersecurity Framework, aimed at forging stronger cybersecurity measures. To assist organizations in reducing cybersecurity risk, NIST, a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce which provides measurement standards, offered up a new draft to evolve its voluntary guidance on “managing cyber supply chain risks, clarifying key terms, and introducing measurement methods for cybersecurity.” Find out more
NEW YORK: Cuomo Makes Cybersecurity Proposals. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday unveiled a package of proposals meant to protect citizens as well as government entities from the growing threat of cybercrime and the related peril of identity theft – including the creation of a new “Cyber Incident Response Team” to support state and local government bodies, critical infrastructure and schools. Find out 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.