INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Federal BYOD: The Mobile Security Conundrum. While the private sector has been quick to establish Bring-your-own-device policies, the public sector has lagged behind because of security and privacy concerns. Despite several initiatives — including a White House-issued BYOD toolkit and two National Institute of Standards and Technology documents (800-124 and 800-164) giving guidance on securing devices that connect with government networks — many federal agencies are still reluctant to establish BYOD policies. This is largely due to a number of common threats linked to mobile devices. Read more
LOCAL MOBILE: Naperville, Illinois Integrates Life-Saving Mobile App Into Its Services. Tapping into the proximity and talents of nearby CPR-certified volunteers, the city’s PulsePoint app is Uber-ifying emergency services. Find out more
NIST: First to Ask: ‘What is Internet of Things Anyway?’ When computer scientist Jeffrey Voas set out to determine the security implications of the Internet of Things for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he ran into an unusual complication. Read more
CHECKLIST: Defining Your Mobile Application Architecture. Many mobile projects are agile, and application development begins without having an architecture strategy in place. Given the wide range of technology available in the mobile space and the rapidly evolving nature of a mobile enterprise, it is important to go through a process to define the application architecture blueprint. Find out 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.