OPINION: Keeping Up with Incident Response. Enterprise organizations are forced to ignore security alerts, live with excess risk, and deal with data breaches reactively when they happen. On any given day, enterprises face a cacophony of security alerts that need further investigation, but they tend to lack the skills and resources to look into each one. Read more
WEBINAR: How to Do More with Less for a Better Incident Response. A shortage of skilled security staff, and criminals finding new ways to infiltrate corporate networks, is causing security alert fatigue at many organizations. Too many alerts and too few staff members to give all of these potential infiltrations the attention they deserve is resulting in staff cutting corners – at times processing only 5% to 10% of security alerts – in an attempt to keep up. In this webinar on September 28th, Duane Kuroda will shine a light on this problem and provide best practices to help you take charge. Results of a just-completed survey of your peers about the state of the problem will be shared, as well as actionable tips and tricks, to help you begin to gain control of your incident response process and keep you secured against advanced threats. Find out more
GOVERNMENT CLOUD: Protecting Government Cloud Information with Incident Response. The cloud offers a variety of innovative ways to improve productivity, engage users and enhance a government agency’s effectiveness. However, for IT departments, moving government information to the cloud brings many new challenges, including dependence on a cloud service provider to fix critical problems. Find out more
RESEARCH REPORT: Universities, not Health Care Systems, Facing Highest Number of Ransomware Attacks. The prevalence of and damage caused by ransomware-style cyberattacks is greater in the education sector than any other industry, according to a newly released research report by security ratings firm BitSight. Read the rest
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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.