SKILLS: That a ‘Next-Level’ Pentester Should Have. Top tier penetration testers are a breed of their own. Here is how to make sure your pentester is topnotch. Read more
DHS: Census CIO Says DHS Penetration Tests Confirm Data Security. U.S. Census Bureau CIO Kevin Smith said that the Department of Homeland Security performed penetration tests this year that were unable to break through Census’ data safeguards, confirming the strength of Census’ cybersecurity programs for both its self-response website and in-field mobile devices. Read more
NEW RESEARCH: To Identify a Hacker, Treat Them Like a Burglar. Imagine someone robs your house. The savvy culprit didn’t leave behind fingerprints, shoe prints, or any other discrete, identifying details. Still, police manage to link the crime to a series of burglaries that happened the next town over, because of the criminal’s behavior. Each robbery occurred in the same way, and in each case, the perpetrator stole many of the same items. Now, new research indicates that the techniques law enforcement use to tie crimes together through behavioral patterns might help in the digital world too. Read more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: What Solutions and Services Can Best Support Federal IT Modernization? Cutting-edge technologies move agencies toward their goals for efficiency, productivity and security. 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.