IT WATCH: Finding and Fixing Security On Your Network Perimeter. Networks need multiple layers of security. However, with the complexity inherent in the internal layers, many folks pay short shrift to the perimeter. That’s a mistake and here’s why. Read more
SOFTWARE: Linux Kernel 4.18: Better Security, Leaner Code. The latest version of the Linux kernel cleans out nearly 100K lines of code, adds file encryption and the Berkeley Packet Filter, plus makes a nod to gamers and mobile devices. Read more
NETWORK DESIGN: Machine Learning Is Becoming a Must in Data Center Network Security. The volume of data traveling on networks and sophistication of attack tools are outpacing human experts’ capabilities. Read more
SECURITY: Think Like an Attacker…Three Network Security Points to Identify and Protect. Pulling the plug on the Internet is often jokingly referred to as the best solution for network security. All kidding aside, anything you can do to make it harder for the bad guys to gain access to your network can have a positive impact on your overall security posture. That begs the question: with so many cyber security threats and attack methods to worry about – and so many hardware and software solutions to consider – where should you focus? Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems August 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-august-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.