Blogs & Analysis

FBI Norfolk Office and Sera-Brynn Host Virtual Symposium on Cybersecurity for the Defense Industrial Base

On March 2, 2021, Sera-Brynn and the FBI Norfolk Office is hosting a virtual symposium, “Protecting the Defense Industrial Base.”  The event is free and open to the public.   The Hampton Roads area is home to major military installations representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the world’s largest naval base and the home of the Atlantic Fleet. Protecting… Read more »

Q&A with Sera-Brynn on the DoD Interim Rule, SPRS, and the November 30 Deadline that Isn’t Really a Deadline.

On September 29, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) released an interim rule to begin the implementation of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. The majority of the interim rule focuses on new requirements for confirming that contractors are currently in compliance the 110 security controls of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)… Read more »

Using NIST SP 800-171A to Perform Self-Assessments and Scoring under the New DFARS Cybersecurity Rule

You are probably well aware at this point that the Department of Defense has published new (interim) cybersecurity rules (effective November 30, 2020). Much of the press around this announcement has been about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). However, it is unknown when and to whom CMMC will apply over the next five years…. Read more »

DoD Now to Require Cybersecurity Self-Assessments with New DFARS Rule

On September 29, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an  interim rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). The interim rule implements the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. The rule introduces a new construct: the DoD Assessment Methodology.  Before contracts undergo a full CMMC review, this new construct will serve as… Read more »

CMMC Cometh

Tomorrow, September 29, 2020, the Department of Defense anticipates issuing an interim rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a DoD Assessment Methodology and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework in order to assess contractor implementation of cybersecurity requirements and enhance the protection of unclassified information within the DoD supply chain…. Read more »

Cybersecurity for Enterprise Teleworking during the WFH Contingency

The coronavirus pandemic swept entire workforces into makeshift home offices. Some people got a desk and a door. Others got a laptop on the upside-down hamper in the hall. On social media, work from home (WFH) employees celebrated the silver linings: happy pets, lunch!, discovering that a robe pocket fits a pen and notebook. But… Read more »

Online Shopping Cart Expands Sales of CHECKLIGHT to Identify and Avoid Cyber Risk

Sera-Brynn announces the CHECKLIGHT™ shopping cart is open for business. The website feature will allow people to directly purchase the advanced endpoint protection technology to protect their networks securely and compliantly. CHESAPEAKE, VA – July 23, 2020. Sera-Brynn, LLC, a U.S. veteran owned and operated cybersecurity firm, announced that an exciting new shopping cart feature… Read more »

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 »