Blogs & Analysis

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 »

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 »