FAQs: How to Choose Between Penetration Tests and Vulnerability Scans. Even seasoned cybersecurity professionals confuse penetration tests with vulnerability scans. Both play an important role in the security practitioner’s toolkit, but they vary significantly in scope and expense. Here are answers to some common questions about the topic. Read more
SPACE ROGUE: A Security Rebel Turned Pen Tester. Cris Thomas, who also goes by the pseudonym Space Rogue, is the global strategy lead at IBM X-Force Red. In a recent interview, he spoke about his work as a penetration testing specialist, his role as a cybersecurity activist in the late 1990s — and the recent reunion of his influential hacking group on Capitol Hill. Read more
ELECTIONS: Cybersecurity Firm Offers Free Penetration Testing to States Ahead of Midterm Elections. Synack is the latest tech company to offer its services to states worried about election security this year. Read more
RESEARCH: Industry Report Cites Mounting Threats to Election Infrastructure. According to recent research from one cybersecurity firm, state and local election infrastructure is becoming a more popular target for state-sponsored cyberattacks. Read more
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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.