INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)
MICROSOFT: The Giants Have Awoken From Hibernation And AI And IoT Are On The Menu. However, the prevailing trend now is that the flagship vendors are collectively aligning to deliver on industry-wide visions: developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to make factories, manufacturing, utilities, and retailers more automated, and utilizing Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make businesses and consumers smarter. I have not seen this much consensus on the direction of the market since Y2K. It’s good to see everyone getting along, but how to get there is another matter. Here are a few highlights from Microsoft Build 2018. Read more
SECURITY: Is End-to-End IoT Security Financially Feasible – or Even Possible? IoT security has been a top cybersecurity concern for the past three consecutive years. However, IoT developers lag when it comes to building security into devices. In fact, some developers have conceded to the challenges of securing every line of code and have begun securing critical systems exclusively. By failing to protect lines of code that are deemed less critical, these developers leave backdoors open to attackers. Read more
NETWORKS: 5 Key Enterprise IoT sSecurity Recommendations. The Online Trust Alliance has published a checklist of enterprise IoT security best practices. Ignore its advice at your own risk. Read more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CYBERSECURITY: Internet of Things Security is a Marathon Not a Sprint, says DHS Cyber Expert. As government works to securely connect legacy IT and physical infrastructure to the internet of things, one federal cybersecurity expert thinks long-term strategy should outweigh quick-fix solutions. “The real challenge is not where you start from—the question is do you have an organizational and technical culture of continuous improvement,” said Scott Tousley, deputy director of the cybersecurity division in the Homeland Security Department’s science and technology office. When securing their infrastructure, too many organizations
“have a culture of ‘get it installed and I’m done,'” he added. “No—you get it installed, then you’re only starting.” Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems April 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-april-2018.
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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.