GOOGLE: Chrome 69 Rolling Out ‘Material Design refresh’ Next Month ‘Across All Operating Systems’. Even before the Google Material Theme was showcased at I/O 2018, the Chrome team has been working on a big redesign for the browser that shares many similarities like rounded corners and stark white backgrounds. Available on both desktop and mobile, this “Material Design refresh” is now scheduled to begin rolling out in September with Chrome 69. Read more
CISCO: Patches Its Operating Systems Against New IKE Crypto Attack. Cisco released security updates today to patch a vulnerability in the IOS and IOS XE operating systems that run the vast majority of its devices. The vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2018-0131 and is one of four CVE identifiers for a new Bleichenbacher oracle cryptographic attack against the IKE (Internet Key Exchange) protocol. Read more
SECURITY: Securing the Server, Inside and Out. Computing is hard enough, but the sophistication and proliferation of attacks on IT infrastructure, from the firewall moat surrounding the corporate network all the way down into the guts of the operating system kernel and deep into the speculative execution units on the physical processor, make the task of computing – with confidence – doubly difficult. It hasn’t helped that applications have become increasingly distributed and virtualized, spread across networked machines and propped up on various layers of software abstraction. Read more
FYI: SUSE Builds a Custom Linux Kernel to Boost Microsoft Azure Performance. SUSE added a performance boost for enterprises running its Linux Enterprise Server 15 platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud. That boost comes from a custom-tailored Linux kernel that provides up to 25 percent faster network throughput and a 23 percent drop in average latency for on-demand instances. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems July 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-july-2018.
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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.