ORACLE: Unveils New SPARC Chip in Wake of Layoff Reports. The vendor rolls out the SPARC M8 platform and servers just weeks after reports that it is slashing the workforce in its hardware business. Read more
MICROSOFT: Is Adding a Potent Security Feature to Windows 10. Microsoft is making it easier for Windows 10 business customers to recover from security breaches. The tech giant plans to add a new tool to its flagship software that automates what a security professional would do in response to a hacking. Click here for key takeaways.
LINUX: Mint 18.3 Ubuntu-based Operating System is Named ‘Sylvia’. If you are a diehard Linux Mint user, here is interesting news. Version 18.3 is coming soon, and we now know the official code name. As is typical with the Mint operating system, a woman’s name is being used. This time, “Sylvia” has been selected. Besides the name, we know some other interesting tidbits — the distro will be getting a secondary default backup tool (Timeshift), and Xreader is being significantly improved. Find out more
IBM: Watson Data Platform Aims to Become Data Science Operating System. IBM’s plan is to create a data science operating system that can bring together data scientists, analysts, and business leaders. Read more
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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.