SWIFT: Launches Plan to Brace Network’s Security. SWIFT is stepping up efforts to share information among global financial institutions and develop security audit frameworks for customers. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication on Tuesday unveiled a five-point plan to reinforce the security of SWIFT’s payments system in the wake of the Bangladesh Bank heist. Read more
SECURITY SUCCESS: 5 Secret Habits Of Highly Successful Network Security Programs. The key ingredients to network cybersecurity success and how they improve security results. A new report shows that when IT organizations are segmented by security success factors, the top performers share a number of network security best practices. Read the rest
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Next-gen Networks Call for Strategic Security. Government networks face an environment of escalating risk from cyberattacks, a painful reality in the digital world. Protecting sensitive government and constituent information is unquestionably the most serious challenge agencies face. Modernizing networks is one way agencies can address these challenges, but they must be skeptical when evaluating new networking solutions — particularly when it comes to their security capabilities. Adoption of managed broadband, together with security improvements to existing legacy technologies, offers a hybrid approach to network modernization that is cost-effective and delivers results. Find out more
ARMY: Tests Upgraded NetOps Toolset for WIN-T Network Security. The U.S. Army has demonstrated an updated tactical network operations toolset as part of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 3 limited user test during the Network Integration Evaluation 16.2 event at Fort Bliss, Texas. 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.