Blogs & Analysis

ICYMI: Sera-Brynn/MISI webinar: “How the DIB is Moving Towards CMMC” (June 17, 2020)

Today, Colin Glover of Sera-Brynn joined Armando Sey of the Maryland Innovation & Security Institute (MISI) for a presentation and Q&A session centered on the current state of the defense industrial base’s implementation of NIST-based cybersecurity standards. Highlighted was Sera-Brynn’s report, “Reality Check: Defense Industry’s Implementation of NIST SP 800-171. Keen insights from certified cybersecurity… Read more »

Really…what is CHECKLIGHT™?

  Sera-Brynn CEO and Towne Insurance EVP explain the concept behind the insurance industry technology product. We get asked this question all the time and thought addressing those inquiries via a “quick read” blogpost would be helpful. (Emphasis on “quick” … so it should only take three minutes or so to read.) Sera-Brynn is a… Read more »

A note on Sera-Brynn’s response to COVID-19

All Sera-Brynn cybersecurity analysts, consultants, and team members are presently working remotely in order to promote social distancing. Nonessential business travel has been suspended. Our ability to serve our customers has not been diminished. All Sera-Brynn team members are continuing to serve our customers’ cybersecurity needs. They can be reached by phone or email regardless… Read more »

ICYMI: Sera-Brynn’s Latest CMMC Webinar Now on Demand: “Configuration Management for Small Businesses Preparing for CMMC”

On March 26, 2020, Sera-Brynn held the first of its new webinar series on the Department of Defense’s most recent version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. In case you missed it, we have made the webinar recording available on our YouTube channel. Our speakers, Colin Glover and Alexy Johnson, represented Sera-Brynn’s cybersecurity… Read more »

Small Business Owners: Don’t let ransomware magnify your challenges.

In these trying times, the last thing you should have to worry about is having to shut down your business because your computers were hacked. Running a small business entails a lot of worries and sleepless nights. You are out there every day serving your customers, making things happen, and stressing out about surviving this… Read more »

Sera-Brynn Delivers New Way for Businesses to Monitor and Financially Recover from Cyberattacks – CHECKLIGHT™

SUFFOLK, Va., April 1, 2020 – Sera-Brynn, LLC today launched CHECKLIGHT, an innovative endpoint monitoring service designed for small and medium-sized businesses located anywhere in the United States and Canada. The monitoring service combines state-of-the-art cybersecurity technologies with artificial intelligence, machine learning, dynamic threat intelligence, and the expertise of DoD-trained security analysts. CHECKLIGHT is a… Read more »

CMMC Model 1.0 Released: DoD’s unified cybersecurity standard for future acquisitions

In a major effort to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of the hundred of thousands of Defense Industrial Base (DIB) subcontractors, the Department of Defense today released final Model Version 1.0 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. This version replaces previously released versions 0.4, 0.6, and 0.7, which have been made available to the… Read more »

Getting Ready for CMMC | Recommended Resources and Links

The Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program will be a new contractual requirement for all DoD contractors. It will impact the 300,000 firms that make up the defense industrial base.  It will not be a self-attestation model, but rather a third-party certification and compliance model. In 2020, the DoD plans to finalize… Read more »

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Version 0.7 Arrives!

  The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Draft Version 0.7 is live and available here. Version 0.7 includes Level 4-5 practices and modifies some maturity processes and Level 1-3 practices. This draft is another step closer to the final version — CMMC 1.0. The CMMC will be a new contractual requirement for all DoD contractors. … Read more »

What’s New in CMMC Draft Version 0.6?

In November, the DoD released the newest draft of the  Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), version 0.6.  CMMC Version 0.6 revised Levels 1-3.  Levels 4-5 are expected to be addressed in the next version. Key points on FCI and CUI Levels 1 and 2 are not intended for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Instead, Levels 1… Read more »