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LINUX: A $5 Linux Server. Onion Corp., a Boston-based startup, announced a Linux development computer called the Omega 2. It’s the size of a postage stamp and sells for just $5. According to Onion Corp., its Omega 2 is an IoT computer that “combines the tiny form factor and power-efficiency of the Arduino, with the power and flexibilities of the Raspberry Pi.” The Omega 2 is expected to ship in December. The company said that the tiny computer is fully functional out of the box and does not need Wi-Fi dongles or OS installation. It has a number of simple apps with it and a store where more can be obtained. Read more

APACHE SPOT: Meet Apache Spot, a New Open-Source Project for Cybersecurity. The effort taps big data analytics and machine learning for advanced threat detection. Find out more

WEB SECURITY: Facebook Debuts Open Source Detection Tool for Windows. Facebook successfully ported its SQL-powered detection tool, osquery, to Windows this week, giving users a free and open source method to monitor networks and diagnose problems. The framework, which converts operating systems to relational databases, allows users to write SQL-based queries to detect intrusions and other types of malicious activity across networks. Find out more

IoT: GE, Bosch and Open Source Could Bring More IoT Tools. The two companies will work through the Eclipse Foundation to make more IoT software components work together . Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems September 2016

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 – October 5, 2016

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