GSA: Wants Info on Crowdsourced Security & Penetration Testing Sources. The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has kicked off a search for potential industry sources of crowd-sourced security and penetration testing services. Read more
TECH: 18F is Looking for Crowdsourced Penetration Testing Systems to Hit login.gov. The General Services Administration’s 18F digital team is making strides in developing the open-source login.gov, a single sign-on for government services, and is now looking to do some penetration testing. Read the rest
ETHICAL HACKING: At WPI, a Search for Computer Vulnerabilities. Unlike cybercriminals, ethical hackers intentionally break into companies’ computer networks and report the vulnerabilities they discover. Businesses can then make changes to prevent future security liabilities. As more information becomes digital, hacking becomes a greater threat. In 2016, more than 188,000 residents in Massachusetts were affected by a digital security breach, according to the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations. To reduce the likelihood of a data breach, companies increasingly rely on cyber security defenses, creating an increased demand for ethical hackers. Find out more
FYI: Why Offering Bug Bounties Will Be Widespread, Even in Government. Coordinated vulnerability disclosure programs, often called “bug bounty” programs, will become much more widely adopted over the next few years. Here’s an exclusive interview with Marten Mickos, a leading cyber industry expert, to explain why bug bounties are growing fast – and how your organization can benefit. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems April 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-april-2017-75757463.
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.