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Va. labs, businesses engineer ways to fight hackers

Excerpt from a Virginia Pilot article where Sera-Brynn’s CEO, Rob Hegedus, discusses Cyber Insurance. http://hamptonroads.com/2015/02/va-labs-businesses-engineer-ways-fight-hackers#Insurance Revolution Compromised iPads. Scheming employees. Those are just two of countless ways a company could be hacked. How is a CEO supposed to sleep? Enter Sera-Brynn, a cyber-risk management firm based in Suffolk. The 4-year-old company leads clients through three… Read more »

Data Breaches are Inevitable. How you Prepare Matters.

You cannot protect your business from a data breach. You can only prepare for it. Given enough time, the odds that your business will be the victim of some form of data breach are 100%. As the only Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) in Southeastern Virginia (and one of only four in… Read more »

Tax Season is Also Phishing Season

By John Kipp, Chief Operating Officer at Sera-Brynn The recent TurboTax dust up may be behind us now, but that doesn’t mean the threat to your sensitive tax data went with it. Tax fraud is a multi-billion dollar business. In fact, for 2013, the IRS estimates it paid out just over $5 billion in fraudulent… Read more »

Business Breached? Cyber Threat? Take These Steps Immediately.

2014 was one of the worst years in history regarding the volume and financial damage caused by data breaches. The Identity Theft Resource Center estimates there was an increase of nearly 28% compared to the previous year. Home Depot, Government contractor USIS, JPMorgan Chase, Connecticut Public Utilities, dozens of hospitals, Apple’s iCloud, USPS, Sony Entertainment…the… Read more »

Data Breach Response Action Plan: Seven Steps to an Effective Response

By Billy Poynter, Kaleo Legal The following seven steps can help you prepare for, plan and implement your response in the event of a data security breach. All steps should be conducted at the direction of counsel, so as to preserve all potentially attorney-client privileged information. 1. Institute periodic security system and policy reviews. It… Read more »

Sera-Brynn EVP, Heather Engel, Provides Cybercrime Seminar to Insurance Organization

Heather’s discussion addressed the current cybercrime threatscape, typical going rates for medical records, bank accounts, credit cards and other sensitive information on underground internet hacker forums. Heather also showed actual underground forum activity where this information is being bought and sold. Damages one can expect from a data breach were also discussed. For example, a… Read more »

What You Should Know About the Anthem Breach

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President As security professionals, we at Sera-Brynn know how challenging it is to keep information secure. A hacker only has to be right once, IT Security has to be right every single time, thousands of times in a single day. As consumers we have a right to information protection,… Read more »

Sera-Brynn Named Among Top Global Cybersecurity Firms

Pay attention to Sera-Brynn. The 4-year-old Suffolk, Va.-based cybersecurity firm earned a spot this week on Cybersecurity Ventures’ inaugural list detailing the top “500 Hot Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2015.” Sera-Brynn was the only company from the Commonwealth to break the top 30, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, the Menlo Park, Ca.-based research and market… Read more »

It’s OK to Lie!

Identity theft prevention tip from Sera-Brynn’s CIO, Darek Dabbs: Identity theft is always a major concern. One way to protect yourself from being hacked via identity theft is lying. Yes – Lying. How many websites ask you for personally identifiable information such as your mother’s maiden name, elementary schools or perhaps even the road you… Read more »