FYI: 10 Up-and-Coming Programming Languages Developers Should Get to Know. There are currently huge numbers of different programming languages in use by software developers, with most jobs requiring the more familiar skills such as Java, JavaScript, PHP and C#. However, as software demands evolve and grow, new and less widely-accepted languages are gaining in prominence, offering developers the right tool for certain jobs. Find out more

OPEN SOURCE: Introduction to Functional Programming. Here’s an explanation of what functional programming is, how to explore its benefits, and a list of resources for learning functional programming. Find out more

JAVASCRIPT: WIRED Had a Potential Infosecurity Problem. Here’s What We Did About It. On February 26th, WIRED’s security reporter Andy Greenberg received an email from Sophia Tupolev, the head of communications at the security firm, saying she’d found a security issue on Tupolev’s company had discovered sensitive data in the source code on many pages on our site, including obfuscated, “hashed” passwords and email addresses for current and former WIRED writers. Here’s what WIRED did to solve the problem. Find out more

JAVA: Managing Both Acute and Chronic Web Application Security Issues. A new, high-severity vulnerability emerged in the Apache Struts 2 open-source framework used to build Java web applications. The flaw allows hackers to inject commands into remote web servers. Within hours, organizations around the world reported attacks exploiting CVE-2017-5638 while Struts 2 users scrambled to apply a patch from the Apache Foundation. What are the practical effects of these events, and what should government InfoSec leaders and practitioners do now? Find out more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems March 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.


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