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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 »

Zero-Day Adobe Vulnerability

You may have read last week about the zero-day Adobe vulnerability. Sera-Brynn identified this morning that this specific vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild via underground exploit kits. Sera-Brynn recommends that Flash be temporarily disabled in all browsers until Adobe puts a successful patch in place. Find more information on the exploit in… Read more »

Future Cyber Security Army Needs More Than Just Programmers

Future Cyber Security Army Needs More Than Just Programmers Sera-Brynn discusses Cyber Security issues with Vice President Biden and Secretary of Energy Moniz. SUFFOLK, VA – (January 15, 2014) Think the future of cyber security relies solely on computer programmers? Wrong. Securing financial information, personal data and proprietary plans along government, corporate and personal networks… Read more »

The Future of Cyber Security – Sera-Brynn EVP Perspective

By Heather Engel, Executive Vice President, Sera-Brynn This week, Sera-Brynn was invited to participate in a round table discussion with Vice President Joe Biden and the Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The focus of this discussion was cyber security training, and followed the announcement of a $25 million dollar grant to support cyber security education…. Read more »

Sera-Brynn EVP Heather Engel Discusses her Role on Vice President Biden’s Cybersecurity Panel

Heather Engel was invited to be part of a cyber security panel discussion with Vice President Biden on January 16, 2015 at Norfolk State University. Heather then then shared more about the discussion which was closed to the press. She also provided business owners and consumers some great tips for what to do on their… Read more »