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DEVICES: ‘Smart’ Devices ‘Too Dumb’ to Fend Off Cyber-Attacks, Say Experts. Internet-connected gadgets vulnerable because they don’t have enough memory for safety software, use generic code and access web by default. Read more

HEALTH TECH: Digital Health Technology Poised to Help an Aging Population. Startups and established mHealth and health IT vendors showcase care coordination and telehealth apps, while speakers talk about tech tools for the elderly and mentally ill. Find out more

TIPS: Cybersecurity Awareness Month Tips for Online Security. Never forget that any kind of business or work you do online — including email, shopping, social media sites, and surfing – warrants some level of scrutiny. So spend some time during Cybersecurity Awareness Month thinking about what you need to do to make yourself less vulnerable to attack as you use the Internet. Find out more

EMAIL: Hacking Specialist Warns of Election-Themed Email Attacks. Heading toward Election Day in the U.S., hackers may target your inbox instead of the ballot box. It’s difficult to alter overall ballot counts in the U.S., which doesn’t have a centralized voting system, but hackers could take advantage of the Nov. 8 election to dupe people and gain access to their personal information, according to Oren Falkowitz, chief executive officer of Redwood City, California-based Area 1 Security. Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems September 2016

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.


Personal Tech – Daily Tech Update – October 28, 2016

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