What are you really getting with a penetration test?

Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, is the testing of a computer system, network or web application to find vulnerabilities that a hacker could exploit. There are a lot of options for pen testing – internal, external, credentialed, web application testing, network testing, phishing and social engineering. Your company may need just one or… Read more »

The Top 10 Sera-Brynn Cybersecurity News Stories of 2015

We’re wrapping up another year of record company growth here at Sera-Brynn. You can say 2015 was marked by some great new partnerships we forged and the entry into new markets both here in the U.S. and around the world in the arena of cybersecurity. One of the highlights at Sera-Brynn is connecting with our… Read more »

Virginia STEAM Academy Partners with Cyber Risk Management Firm Sera-Brynn

Sera-Brynn is pleased to announce its partnership with the Virginia STEAM Academy to grow K-12 education initiatives across the state. As partners with the Virginia STEAM Academy, Sera-Brynn, the global cybersecurity management firm headquartered in Suffolk, Va., will help shape the Academy’s curriculum and applied learning experiences, increase students’ understanding of cyber risk management and… Read more »

Safe Cyber Holiday Shopping

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and with the big day getting closer by the second, we all know that one of the fastest ways to get our holiday shopping done is online from our computers, tablets and smart phones. In fact, retailers are planning on it. A recent report by IHS Global… Read more »

Sera-Brynn remains a top global cybersecurity firm on the Cybersecurity 500 list

Virginia cybersecurity firm Sera-Brynn remains in the Cybersecurity 500’s top position in the state and 13th in the U.S. — as well as no. 16 in the world — on the strength of its continued fast growth and productized services. Sera-Brynn is top among 41 Virginia cybersecurity firms in the Cybersecurity 500 fourth quarter list… Read more »

Sera-Brynn and Kaufman & Canoles discuss DFARS and cybersecurity safeguards for government contractors

Recent high-profile attacks on government agencies highlight the risks federal contractors are taking when they aren’t serious about protecting government information. For Department of Defense contractors, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012 imposes security safeguards and mandatory reporting requirements on DoD contracting companies. In order to show compliance with DFARS, companies must implement, document,… Read more »

You’ve Been Breached. Now What? Use This Checklist To Start.

You’ve just realized that a cyber hacker has gotten inside your systems, your network. Scared? We understand. Now what? Use this checklist to get started. Once you’ve confirmed a data breach has resulted in a loss of data, it’s time to determine how to notify your customers, employees, and business partners. Ensuring that consumer letters… Read more »

Protecting Children From Identity Theft

Let’s be honest, who isn’t worried about identity theft these days? We’ve all heard the horror stories on the news of someone’s data being breached and a thieving hacker wrecking an unsuspecting person’s credit after buying everything but the kitchen sink using someone else’s information. But even more frightening is the thought of your child’s… Read more »

Economics of Cybercrime – Crime is Paying Well

By John Kipp, Sera-Brynn COO As a cybersecurity firm, our focus, and thus bulk of our time, is spent helping clients prevent cyberattacks, recover from cyberattacks and meet compliance requirements such as PCI, HIPAA, SSAE-16 SOC II, FISMA, and so on. But what about the perpetrators? Who are these attackers and what do they gain… Read more »

What Do I Need to Know About PCI? Some FAQs For Businesses Who Accept Credit Cards Or Process Data

Here’s the bottom line. If you are a retail merchant that accepts credit cards, you need to comply with PCI Data Security Standards (DSS). If you process, store, or transmit cardholder data on behalf of your customers, you may be subject to PCI DSS as a Service Provider. But what does that all really mean… Read more »