Blogs & Analysis

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Version 0.6 Arrives

  The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Draft Version 0.6 is live and available here. Draft version 0.6 includes CMMC Levels 1 – 3. Of note, “CMMC Levels 4-5 are not included in this release because public comments are still being addressed.”  The updates to CMMC Levels 4 – 5 are expected to be provided… Read more »

NDIA Cybersecurity Workshop in Tampa, Fla. Event (11/13/2019) to Feature Sera-Brynn’s Samuel Morthland

Sera-Brynn Executive Vice President for Federal Services, Samuel Morthland, has been invited to share current insights as auditors concerning “The State of Cybersecurity Compliance” during the NDIA Cybersecurity Workshop on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. The Cybersecurity Workshop will feature experts from industry, government, and military on cybersecurity, cyber defense, and U.S. national… Read more »

Own It, Secure IT and Protect IT: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Kicks Off with a Theme of Personal Accountability

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 focuses on being accountable and proactive — hence the “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” slogan. Here are some tips and references on how you can incorporate this into your daily activities at work, home, and on the go: Social Media Multi-factor authentication, or MFA, is widely available now and… Read more »

The Higher Ed Model for Cybersecurity Compliance

There are fundamental challenges to fully implementing the NIST 800-171 cybersecurity framework. However, a new study shows that higher education institutions overcome these challenges and place among the top tier of organizations for compliance. Organizations that handle sensitive government information and data face a foreign intelligence threat that is unprecedented in history. Despite this, most… Read more »

CMMC Listening Tour Event in Huntsville, Ala. to Feature Sera-Brynn Expert Heather Engel

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) has announced a new stop on its Cyber Security Maturity Model (CMMC) listening tour: the Cloud Security and Compliance conference. Hosted by Summit 7 Systems, the one-day conference will be held in Huntsville on August 27, 2019. Registration is available here. Presenting… Read more »

The Guardians of Society – MSPs

You read that right.  And I’m especially referring to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) that support the Information Technology needs of small and medium-sized businesses. Here’s why: Small businesses represent half of the country’s GDP. They represent just over 99% of all employer firms, and 64% of all net-new private sector jobs. They handle sensitive data… Read more »

What You Need to Know About 800-171 Revisions

The long awaited NIST 800-171 Revision 2 and 800-171B drafts were released for comment today. There have been no major changes to the controls in Revision 2. This is good news for many in the DIB who have been diligently working to implement and maintain the security requirements. Of more interest is 171B enhanced security… Read more »

Join Sera-Brynn on June 21 in DC @ the CUI Industry Day

Sera-Brynn is excited to be part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)’s 2nd Industry Day on the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program. The one-day event (free and open to the public) is a good spot to connect face-to-face with some of the Sera-Brynn team, and check out the services that have been developed… Read more »

Pentagon to Unveil New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for Defense Contractors

The Department of Defense announced that it is developing a new cybersecurity standard and certification for defense contractors. It is named the “Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification” (CMMC). Notably, the intent of the CMMC is to improve cybersecurity deficiencies in the defense industrial base and secure the supply chain. The CMMC is expected to be based… Read more »