INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)
STATES: California Bill Regulates IoT for First Time in US. California looks set to regulate IoT devices, becoming the first US state to do so and beating the Federal Government to the post. The State legislature approved ‘SB-327 Information privacy: connected devices’ last Thursday and handed it over to the Governor to sign. The legislation introduces security requirements for connected devices sold in the US. It defines them as any device that connects directly or indirectly to the internet and has an IP or Bluetooth address. That covers an awful lot of devices. Read more
NETWORKS: 3 IoT Challenges That Keep Data Scientists Up at Night. Data scientists are the MVPs of any IoT program, but difficulties preparing and leveraging data threaten how quickly they can deliver. Knowing what’s lurking in the shadows can streamline the most difficult processes. Read more
WHY: Data Drives Design – Conversations In IoT Architectural Design. In 2015, there were 15.41 billion connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices around the world. By 2020, just two years from now, that number will nearly double to 30.73 billion.1 Manufacturing, healthcare and insurance are the top three industries that have the most to gain from IoT. Read more
BUSINESS: 5 Ways IoT Is Reinventing Businesses Today. The Internet of Things (IoT) means more than simply establishing connections between devices and systems—it is opening up opportunities for creating new products and services not previously thought possible. In fact, according to a recent Forbes Insights survey of 700 executives, 60% of enterprises are, with the help of their IoT initiatives, expanding or transforming with new lines of business, while 36% are considering potential new business directions. In addition, 63% are already delivering new or updated services directly to customers thanks to their IoT capabilities. Read more
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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.