APPS: 6 Ways Your Apps May Be Attacked: How Crowdsourced Penetration Testing Improves Software Development. In the modern world of security, there is stuff you worry about and stuff you don’t. Most companies have SaaS and third-party applications, cloud infrastructure, and other systems. For much of this footprint, there is only a limited amount you can do to ensure protection. The fundamental security of the systems is the responsibility of the provider. Read more

DEVOPS: Framework Speeds Software Delivery. A new DevOps framework can help agile developers securely upgrade government IT systems and move to the cloud. After about almost a year of testing at several agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, eGlobalTech has made its DevOps Factory broadly available. Read the rest

CITIES: A 10-Step Cybersecurity Checklist for Smart Cities. In order to guide smart city developers, Trend Micro has come up with a quick 10-step cybersecurity checklist they can refer to when implementing smart technologies. Find out more

VULNERABILITIES: Hacking The Penetration Test. Penetration testers rarely get spotted, according to a Rapid7 report analyzing its real-world engagements. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems May 2017

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.


Penetration Testing – Daily Tech Update – June 26, 2017

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