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NIST: How to Recover from Cyber Incidents in Government. What actions do organizations need to take to prepare for cybersecurity incidents? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has answers in Special Publication 800-184, titled: ‘Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery.’ Here’s an exclusive interview with one of the authors. Read more

AUSTRALIA: Government Reveals Draft Digital Identity Framework. A series of documents outlining the security and usability standards by which Australians’ digital identity information is to be collected, stored, and used has been released by the government. Read more.

CYBERSECURITY: How to Fix Information Sharing, According to Industry. Secret cyber threat data and a clunky clearance process are barriers to bidirectional information sharing, industry representatives told the House Homeland Security Committee’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure subcommittee on Nov. 16. Find out more

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Top 17 State & Local Cybersecurity Leaders to Watch. Here’s a cross-section of government’s best state and local cybersecurity talent, assembled through StateScoop’s own stories and reporting; from the recommendations of leaders across the state and local government technology industry; and by the suggestions of nonprofits and associations across the space. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems October 2017

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 17, 2017

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