2018 TRENDS: Your 2018 Network Security Snapshot. Security spending is on the rise even as IT allotments fall, creating a conundrum for IT professionals who must deliver top-tier protection in a technology market where cybercriminal innovation and consumer expectations are accelerating. Here’s what’s on the horizon for network security and where IT focus has the most impact. Here’s a snapshot of 2018’s top network trends. Read more
FEDERAL: Time to Fix the TIC. The Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization emphasizes the need for updated IT infrastructure and shared services – specifically recommending modernizing the Trusted Internet Connections program. Will this cause network security to become irrelevant? Read more
SECURITY: Shared Services Can Improve Cybersecurity, IT Security Leaders Argue. The government can enhance smaller agencies’ security if it gives them access to more interagency cybersecurity services, current and former federal cyber leaders say. Read more.
TREND: The Next Step in Network Security Evolution. The next step in the evolution for network security should be obvious. Decisions about whether to allow or block communication must be made based on information that more closely aligns with intent, such as the user and application making the request, the user and the application receiving the request, and the state of the environment. As with signature-less NGAV, machine learning can be applied to perform this analysis in real-time. Read more.
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems December 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-december-2017.
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.