CLOUD: Enterprises Use Network Security in the Cloud to Combat Threats. Enterprises are investing in network security in the cloud as they manage a growing volume of users and data, both ripe targets for bad actors looking to steal data or hold systems for ransom. As companies invest more in cloud security services and tools to protect networks and endpoints from cyberthreats, research firm MarketsandMarkets expects the market for network security in the cloud to reach $12 billion by 2022. Read more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: The Bleak State of Federal Government Cybersecurity. It’s a truism by now that the federal government struggles with cybersecurity, but a recent report by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget reinforces the dire need for change across dozens of agencies. Of the 96 federal agencies it assessed, it deemed 74 percent either “At Risk” or “High Risk,” meaning that they need crucial and immediate improvements. Read more
LEGAL: Kaspersky Lawsuits Seeking to End Government Ban Dismissed. Russian software firm Kaspersky Lab has been dealt a setback in its effort to overcome the U.S. government’s ban on use of the firm’s anti-virus software on federal systems. Read more
CLOUD SECURITY: 50 Essential Cloud Security Blogs for IT Professionals and Cloud Enthusiasts. With revenue from the cloud computing sector expected to hit $411 billion by 2020, it’s no wonder that more and more companies are shifting their services to the cloud where flexibility and speed make it attractive for organizations looking to leverage a strong competitive edge. But operating in the cloud also gives rise to a range of security concerns. Here are details on fifty leading blogs that help professionals stay abreast of the latest news, information, and technologies related to cloud security. 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.