REGULAR CHECKUPS: Pentesting-as-a-Service. Ten years ago, penetration testing was viewed as a luxury service, typically aimed at ensuring that companies’ network perimeters were secured against malicious external attacks. More recently, we have seen the emergence of vulnerability scanning software, an automated way to perform more frequent vulnerability testing, but not to the level of rigour the company would receive from a penetration test performed by a security expert. Read more
THINK TANK: Penetration Testing Still Relevant, but Approach Needs to Change. How can an organization ensure it gets value from penetration and security testing services? Security managers need permission from their respective companies to test live networks, and they need the right pen testing tools for the job. Read more
HOW: A White Hat Hacker Breaks Into a Business. A pen tester talks through how to break into a company. Read more
PENTAGON: Sees White Hat Hackers as Low-Cost Penetration Testers. The Defense Department announced it would be launching the federal government’s first-ever “bug bounty,” banking on the idea that there’s a nascent community of white hat hackers that’s been itching to help the Pentagon with its cybersecurity challenges but hasn’t been able to until now. 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.
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