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Data Privacy & GDPR

When we talk about data privacy, compliance is a journey, not an end state. In the world of cybersecurity compliance, GDPR is the asteroid hurtling towards Earth. U.S. cybersecurity firm Sera-Brynn prepares to help industry avoid billions and billions in fines. Our advisory teams focus on action items that manage the risk. We recommend four phases… Read more »

Data Security under the California Consumer Privacy Act: Instructions Not Included

“Reasonable security.” If you’re a California business, this is what’s generally expected of you (e.g., Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.81.5).  If you collect personal data, you are expected to secure it.  But what’s the right level of cybersecurity under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA)?  Are specific frameworks recommended? Let’s wade into the… Read more »

Cybersecurity Frameworks – A (Hard)Core Feature of The Ohio Data Protection Act

In 2018, Ohio – the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – enacted a cybersecurity law that rocked cybersecurity frameworks. The Ohio Data Protection Act (“ODPA” or the Act) creates a safe harbor for organizations that adopt one of ten cybersecurity compliance frameworks. This is unique. Most other state cybersecurity laws don’t… Read more »

Sera-Brynn Now Certified to Privacy Shield Framework

Suffolk, VA, April 17, 2019 — Sera-Brynn, LCC, a global leader in cybersecurity compliance and risk management, today announced it has been added to the Department of Commerce’s list of self-certified Privacy Shield participants.  The Privacy Shield designation confirms that Sera-Brynn complies with the framework for the private and secure transfer of personal data from… Read more »

Our 5 Favorite Blogs of 2018 on Cybersecurity and Privacy for Businesses

FedRAMP strategy, red teaming, NIST privacy standards, evolving Federal acquisition rules, Ohio’s new cybersecurity safe harbor law – these are some of the Sera-Brynn staff blog topics from 2018.  We wrote about GDPR (but are still digesting PIPEDA, the Canadian privacy law).  We continued to talk about the FAR Reform.  We published a guest blogger’s… Read more »

Privacy Framework: NIST is in the House.

This month, NIST kicked off a series of public meetings to highlight its efforts to create a voluntary Privacy Framework. Much in the same way it developed the Cybersecurity Framework, NIST is trying to achieve a technology-privacy balance within the guidance by crowdsourcing its way there.  By bringing in views from federal agencies, small businesses,… Read more »

Digital Privacy and Apple Pie

By Colleen Johnson, Senior Cyber Legal Analyst, Sera-Brynn Thoughts on the American perspective on privacy, its revolutionary origins, and that Gosh Darn Privacy Regulation, GDPR. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis is often credited with articulating the American perspective on the right to privacy. It was 1890. He called it “the right to be let alone.”… Read more »

Privacy Notice

Effective Date: August 25, 2020 This privacy notice explains how Sera-Brynn, LLC (also referred to as “we,” “us,” and “our”) uses any personal information we collect from or about you, through our interactions with you, and through our products and services, including this website. Our website contains links to other websites and organizations. This privacy… Read more »

GDPR Privacy by Design and by Default

“The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.” – EUDGPR.org Privacy and greater control of data on EU citizens,… Read more »