QUESTION: Does Your Cyber Incident Response Plan Include These Best Practices? When it comes to corporate cyber incidents, there’s no debating the facts: Attacks are more sophisticated, frequent, widespread, and costly than ever. In 2015, cybercrime cost companies $3 trillion. By 2021, that number is expected to double. At that point, cybercrime will become the most profitable criminal enterprise in the world. Read more
DIGITAL FORENSICS: Incident Response and Digital Forensics – Will You Buy or Build? When thinking about digital forensics, most people imagine a court and lawyers. But this isn’t true in most cases, as it’s much more than legal processes or procedures. Forensics is essentially the process of understanding why, when and how something happened. This could be done for a criminal investigation, a civil investigation or just as an internal incident response (IR) investigation. Read more
SaaS: How to Develop an Incident Response Plan for Your SaaS Business. According to a 2018 IBM study on cybersecurity resilience, 77 percent of firms surveyed lack proper incident response plans, while 69 percent report insufficient funding for cyber resiliency. Where does your organization stand on this critical issue? Read more
HOW-TO: Build an AWS Incident Response Plan in Four Key Steps. Enterprises should develop and test an incident response plan for an AWS deployment — before a hack ever occurs. Follow these four steps to get started. 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.