APPLE: Patches 100 Security Issues Across Its Product Line. Among all the product and legal news surrounding Apple, the company has released seven security updates containing more than 100 fixes covering a wide range of its products and operating systems. Read more
MOBILE: Google Issues Emergency Android Security Patch as Rooting Bug Gains Critical Threat Status. Google has pushed out an Android patch for millions of devices after it became aware of a rooting application using an unpatched local elevation of privilege vulnerability. The known issue in the upstream Linux kernel was fixed in April 2014 but wasn’t called out as a security fix until February 2015. Read more
MICROSOFT: Mystery Continues with Microsoft’s Unidentified Patch KB 3103709. One week after the patch appeared, KB 3103709 still has no description and apparently only appears on Windows 8.1 system. Read more
GOOGLE: Reverse Engineering Software BinDiff Now Free for Researchers. The advanced security software is now a free tool for researchers worldwide. Read more
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.
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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