DHS: Last Chance to Comment on DHS’s National Cyber Incident Response Plan. The Department of Homeland Security is currently soliciting public feedback on its National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP) refresh, a strategic framework described as “a nationwide approach to cyber incidents, to talk about the important role that private sector entities, states, and multiple federal agencies play in responding to cyber incidents and how those activities all fit together.” Read more

NETWORK SECURITY: 2 Do’s and 2 Don’ts of Incident Response and Anomaly Detection. Anomaly detection is growing in popularity as organizations get proactive about incident response. These practices help you get the most out of anomaly detection. Find out more

PLANNING: Five Tips for Creating a Practical Incident Response Plan. Regardless of the size of an organization, having a comprehensive approach to incident response is essential if the company wishes to survive the attack and reduce the impact and cost of recovery. Most importantly, the IR plan should be practical enough for the organization to act rapidly and effectively in the event of a compromise. When designing an incident response plan, organizations should start with these five tips. Find out more

LEGAL: Introducing the Cybersecurity Reference Model. Cybersecurity has penetrated our everyday existence, entertainment, and individual concern, but little has been written to help the legal community understand the roles and opportunities within this burgeoning corner of the job market. Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems October 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 – November 10, 2016

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