SECURITY: The Five Ws (and One H) of Effective Incident Response. Good incident response always starts with answering six key questions. Read more

FEDERAL RESERVE: House Committee Investigates Federal Reserve Cyber-Attacks. A Reuters report into cybersecurity at the Federal Reserve triggers a House committee investigation into the Federal Reserve’s security protections. Read the rest

ENTERPRISES: Enterprises Are Investing in Network Security Analytics. Dangerous threats and new requirements persuading organizations to collect, process, and analyze more and more network telemetry and threat intelligence. Find out more

RANSOMWARE: Beware the Rise of Ransomware. The use of ransomware is on the rise. Hackers and bad actors ranging from independent amateurs to sophisticated, organized cartels are using the latest malware techniques, strong encryption and secure online payment systems to extort millions of dollars from people and organizations who just want their data back. These attacks are hitting organizations in every sector, and the federal government is by no means immune. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems May 2016

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.


Incident Response – Daily Tech Update – June 6, 2016

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