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GOOGLE: Google’s Do No Evil AI Style Likely to Clash with Open Source Approach. Google said its AI won’t be used in weapons or for harm, but when you open source projects the code is there to be used for both good and evil (like any other tool by the way). Read more

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Growth in Open Source Leaves Government Exposed to Vulnerabilities. The open source community is doing a poor job monitoring its software for security flaws, say experts. Read more

READ: Open Source’s Existential Dilemma: the Meaning of ‘Free’. Developers once were quick to distinguish open source as “free as in freedom, not free as in beer.” Today, as GitHub shows, they demand the beer but are nonchalant about the freedom. Read more

SECURITY: Zip Slip Critical Flaw Hits Thousands of Projects. Faults in hand-made archive file-processing software libraries spread flaw to thousands of open-source projects. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems May 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.


Open Source – Daily Tech Update – June 8, 2018

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