FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: All the Ways US Government Cybersecurity Falls Flat. Data breaches and hacks of US government networks, once novel and shocking, have become a problematic fact of life over the past few years. So it makes sense that a cybersecurity analysis released today placed the government at 16 out of 18 in a ranking of industries, ahead of only telecommunications and education. Health care, transportation, financial services, retail, and pretty much everything else ranked above it. The report goes beyond the truism of government cybersecurity shortcomings, though, to outline its weakest areas, potentially offering a roadmap to change. Read more
CYBERSECURITY: Washington, Not Silicon Valley, Leads the Way in Cybersecurity. It’s a common trope that government has a lot to learn from Silicon Valley when it comes to technology. But in cybersecurity, Washington is leading the way in many respects. Read the rest
PODCAST: Improving Government Productivity by Reducing IT Friction. A recent FedScoop study shows the federal government workforce could see a meaningful boost in productivity by reducing friction with devices and applications and improving secure access to data and information via their mobile devices. Find out more
SECURITYSCORECARD: Government Ranks #16 Out of 18 Industries in Cybersecurity. SecurityScorecard’s annual U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Report was released August 24, and it paints a very grim picture of the government’s cyber health status. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems June 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-june-2017.
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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.