WINDOWS 10: In a World of Free Operating Systems, Can Windows 10 Survive? Do you give up a decades-long relationship with Windows just because it costs a few bucks more than its competitors? In a world where PC adoption has cratered, what of the future of Windows? David Gewirtz makes the case that there’s still life in them old bits. Read more
WHY: Google Andromeda Might Be Too Little, Too Late. John C. Dvorak writes about Google’s plan for a new OS…why it is a fantastic idea…and why it will never pull it off. Find out more
LINUX: Fedora 25 Linux OS to Officially Offer Support for Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 Devices. Fedora Project has proudly announced that support for Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers is finally coming to the Fedora Linux operating system. Find out more
SECURITY: Critical Flaws Found in Open-Source Encryption Software VeraCrypt. Many issues were found in the new UEFI bootloader and have been patched in VeraCrypt 1.19. Read the rest
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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.