Protecting Your Cell Phones From Hackers

News of cyber attacks consumes the media almost daily. Hackers are targeting businesses to obtain and sell data from personal and organizational computer databases. But what about your mobile device? The Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project found that cell phone ownership among adults has exceeded 90%. Many use them for not only… Read more »

Understanding Cyber Incidents And How To Respond

The scariest thing about a cyber attack on a business is that often employees and owners have no idea they’ve been breached until an outside party (a credit card brand, Federal investigators, or even consumers) brings it to their attention. There are two types of incidents – suspected and confirmed. A suspected incident is known… Read more »

Your Cyber Risk Self Assessment Checklist

You don’t prepare for a hurricane after it hits, right? You shouldn’t think about cybersecurity threats after you’ve been hacked. While there is no way to completely eliminate cyber risk, there are steps every business – from the smallest Main Street shops to the international joint ventures – can take to drastically reduce not only… Read more »

Sera-Brynn Recognizes October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month as designated by Pres. Obama, highlighting the connected world we live in where the Internet touches virtually every aspect of daily life and cyber threats lurk in unexpected places. Sera-Brynn, a global Cyber Risk Management firm, encourages businesses, families and individuals to protect themselves against the threats of cybercrime… Read more »

New Survey Indicates Global Cybercrime Costs $315B a Year

A 2015 survey indicates global cybercrime costs $315 billion a year. Conducted by Grant Thornton International, the survey involved 2,500 businesses in 35 economies. On its own, $315 billion is certainly a huge number. But it helps to compare it to global losses from other threats business have to contend with in order to put… Read more »

550+ Universities Have Been Targeted for Cyber Attacks: How Higher Education Institutes Can Better Handle Them

For two years Chinese hackers had unfettered access to computers used for specialized aerospace engineering research in a lab that works mainly for the Pentagon, as well as at a site that develops technology for the U.S. Navy. But it wasn’t a defense contracting firm hackers were targeting. It was Penn State University, one of… Read more »

Media Invite: Virginia’s Top Cybersecurity Firm To Kick Off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

In a world that is ever more connected, with the Internet touching virtually every aspect of daily life, cyber threats are lurking in unanticipated places. In recognition of the importance and relevance of cybersecurity to all Americans, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month as designated by Pres. Barack Obama. To aid members of the media… Read more »

How A Career In Cybersecurity Can Help College Students Pay Off Their Loans

Students who are fretting about paying off their college loans probably aren’t thinking too much about cybersecurity. But they should. Sera-Brynn Executive Vice President Heather Engel will discuss how a career in cybersecurity can pay off for college students at an Oct. 22 conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Engel’s talk is titled, “The Next… Read more »

Nia Meadows Joins Sera-Brynn, Adding Additional Information Systems Security Consultant To Roster Of Virginia’s Top Firm

Sera-Brynn, Virginia’s top-ranked cybersecurity firm, is pleased to announce it has added Nia Meadows to its ranks, naming her one of the firm’s newest Information Systems Security Consultants. In her role, Meadows helps manage operations in the firm’s Risk and Compliance Division and supports multiple projects including providing incident response, auditing and compliance and policy… Read more »