BREACH RESPONSE: Incident Response Reconsidered. Many security leaders argue over whether their incident response posture needs to be proactive or reactive. But Rsam CISO Bryan Timmerman says it isn’t either or – that organizations need both. Here’s why. Read more
HHS: Officials Say WannaCry Cybersecurity Response Shows Value of HCCIC. Senators questioned whether the Department of Health and Human Services’ cyber command center is duplicating DHS efforts. Read more
GAO: More Needs to Be Done to Address IoT Security Vulnerabilities, GAO Says. The Internet of Things presents great opportunities for the private sector and federal agencies, but a lack of consensus on security protocols invites threats. Find out more
CYBERSECURITY: If You’re Going to Set a Cyber Trap, Don’t Do This. If you go to a conference, be wary of charging stations for mobile devices. If you’re an agency setting up a cyber sting, be sure to follow the rules. 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.