Cartoon illustration of 7 hands holding mobile phonesMOBILE APPLICATIONS

CYBERSECURITY: Mobile Apps Transmit Unencrypted User Data Due to Insecure SDKs. Kaspersky researchers have mobile apps with millions of subscriptions which risk user information due to advertising SDKs. Read more

APP DEVELOPMENT: Using Hybrid Mobile to Your Advantage. According to the Ionic Developer Survey 2017, hybrid app development is taking over. The report revealed that 32.7 percent of responding developers plan to abandon native app development in favor of hybrid. In addition, the survey found a nearly 700 percent decrease in developers building exclusively with native tools. Read more

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: DHS Funds Tech to Root Out Malware in Government Mobile Apps. Recently, the Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity research and development wing funded a new technology to help mitigate those vulnerabilities. The technology, which Homeland Security funded through the open-source tech company Red Hat, scans mobile apps for digital vulnerabilities through their entire life cycle and alerts the app’s owner when a new vulnerability pops up. Read more

HEALTHCARE: Smartphones Becoming Primary Device for Physician and Patient Communications. Once considered a security risk, mobile devices are now becoming a mainstay in clinical settings for communication, the difference being the software and cloud services being used to secure data. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems April 2018

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.


Mobile Applications – Daily Tech Update – May 2, 2018

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