How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cyber Security: Sera-Brynn CEO Perspective

By Rob S. Hegedus CEO, Sera-Brynn In a market economy, supply follows demand, and the demand for cyber security will reach over $170B in the next five years. Not surprisingly, it seems a lot of companies are jumping into the market. “Cybersecurity” is now the “service du jour.” Traditional information technology firms, government contractors, and… Read more »

Sera-Brynn Executive to Present “Keeping Small Business Cyber Secure” at Cybersecurity Event

Fact. Businesses of all sizes, from Wall Street to Main Street, need to prepare and protect themselves against hackers. On August 13, at 4pm, Heather Engel, Executive Vice President of Sera-Brynn, a globally recognized cybersecurity firm based in Suffolk, Va., is taking that message to Gloucester Main Street and the businesses throughout the county when… Read more »

Protecting Your Money and Identity Online

Sera-Brynn’s Executive Vice President Heather Engel was featured this month on an ABC 13 News Now report, highlighting how individuals can protect their money and identity online. Watch the complete news segment here, or read the transcript below. ### Lucy Bustamante: Now investigations are underway into the massive technical failures that plagued the world yesterday…. Read more »

Why Rewards Programs Aren’t Worth The Risk

The temptation is often too easy to pass up: join a company’s rewards program to get great discounts, miles, points, coupons, notifications of deals, or other benefits. Rewards programs are ubiquitous. A 2015 Colloquy census reported earlier this year that consumers in the U.S. have 3.3 billion memberships to customer loyalty or rewards programs. That’s… Read more »

USA Risk Releases Video Featuring Sera-Brynn Presentation On Cybersecurity

Earlier this month Heather Engel, Executive Vice-President of Sera-Brynn, spoke at the USA Risk Group’s 10th Annual Executive Conference in Charlotte, N.C. USA Risk is considered the nation’s leading independent provider of risk management. The firm develops innovative alternative risk solutions enabling clients to maintain affordable and flexible insurance coverage, improve cash flow and control… Read more »

US Roll Out of EMV Credit Cards

As Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) credit cards roll out across the US this year, it will be more difficult for cyber criminals to steal credit card data from brick and mortar retailers. EMV, sometimes called “chip and pin” or “chip and signature” has been in use around the world for many years now, and… Read more »

California Cyber Insurance Case Could Be Alarming For Businesses

Cyber security stakes are high. A recent court case in California, in which a healthcare provider had a data breach and filed a claim with its insurance company only to have the claim denied, is underscoring the critical need for businesses to invest in cybersecurity. In an article in “The Security Ledger,” a cybersecurity news… Read more »

Cybersecurity Tips For Small Businesses – Part 2 of 3

All businesses, of all sizes, are vulnerable to cyber attacks and breaches. Even the smallest family owned company on Main Street, USA. Heather Engel, EVP of Sera-Brynn, recently hosted a roundtable discussion with local business professionals at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to discuss the basics of how to mitigate cyber risk by identifying… Read more »