WHY: Cyber Attacks Will Continue until Prevention Becomes a Priority. It’s time for organizations to rethink their approach to security. Keeping your organization safe must be a full-time commitment, not simply a passing concern following the latest report of a data breach. Focus on training, getting rid of old tech, and overcoming apathy. Read more
SECURITY: Good Coding Practices Mean Good Data Security. Data breaches are a dime a dozen these days. Are hackers getting better? Not really. It turns out that bad coding practices lead to insecure code and glaring vulnerabilities. Read the rest
SECURITY GAPS: Time to Look at Red Teaming? Penetration testing and red teaming are designed to identify vulnerabilities in your IT systems, but the methodologies are very different. Red teaming is simply a no-holds-barred use of realistic attacker tactics, from spear-phishing and deployment of bespoke Trojans to the testing of defences to gain physical entry to a building. Find out more
TOOLS: There’s Now a Tool to Test for NSA Spyware. A script that detects a related code implant has shown as many as 100,000 systems worldwide may be infected. 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.