MICROSOFT: Issues Critical Security Patches, but Leaves Zero-Day Flaws at Risk. Windows users will have to wait another three weeks to patch two serious vulnerabilities with exploit code when Microsoft’s regular patching schedule resumes. Find out more
LINUX: Impact of New Linux Kernel DCCP Vulnerability Limited. Linux providers are busy developing and pushing out patches for a vulnerability in an obscure networking protocol that could allow a local attacker to crash the kernel and elevate privileges. Find out more
ADOBE: 13 Adobe Security Bugs You Need to Patch Now! Adobe patched 13 high severity vulnerabilities yesterday as part of its monthly Patch/Update Tuesday cycle. All of the flaws can lead to remote code execution due to buffer overflows and memory corruption vulnerabilities in Flash. Find out more
BROWSERS: Firefox 51 Improves Security Notifications for Insecure Forms. Mozilla released its first new browser milestone of 2017 on Jan. 24, with the debut of Firefox 51. The new open-source browser release includes enhanced capabilities that will further enable online gaming, as well as security enhancements and patches for 24 different security vulnerabilities. Find out 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.
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.