Blogs & Analysis

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cyber Security: Sera-Brynn CEO Perspective

By Rob S. Hegedus CEO, Sera-Brynn In a market economy, supply follows demand, and the demand for cyber security will reach over $170B in the next five years. Not surprisingly, it seems a lot of companies are jumping into the market. “Cybersecurity” is now the “service du jour.” Traditional information technology firms, government contractors, and… Read more »

Protecting Your Money and Identity Online

Sera-Brynn’s Executive Vice President Heather Engel was featured this month on an ABC 13 News Now report, highlighting how individuals can protect their money and identity online. Watch the complete news segment here, or read the transcript below. ### Lucy Bustamante: Now investigations are underway into the massive technical failures that plagued the world yesterday…. Read more »

Why Rewards Programs Aren’t Worth The Risk

The temptation is often too easy to pass up: join a company’s rewards program to get great discounts, miles, points, coupons, notifications of deals, or other benefits. Rewards programs are ubiquitous. A 2015 Colloquy census reported earlier this year that consumers in the U.S. have 3.3 billion memberships to customer loyalty or rewards programs. That’s… Read more »

The Hazards When Couples Don’t Share Financial and Password Information

In today’s marriage ceremonies, it’s part of the vows to agree to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, and to exchange online passwords and financial and consumer account information, right? Maybe not, but there… Read more »

California Cyber Insurance Case Could Be Alarming For Businesses

Cyber security stakes are high. A recent court case in California, in which a healthcare provider had a data breach and filed a claim with its insurance company only to have the claim denied, is underscoring the critical need for businesses to invest in cybersecurity. In an article in “The Security Ledger,” a cybersecurity news… Read more »

Cybersecurity Tips For Small Businesses – Part 3 of 3

Have a small business? Working on Main Street, USA? Yes…you, too, should take steps to remain cyber secure to protect your business. This is as vital as locking your doors at night to make sure no one walks in and steals your inventory. Heather Engel, EVP of Sera-Brynn, recently hosted a roundtable discussion with local… Read more »

Cybersecurity Tips For Small Businesses – Part 2 of 3

All businesses, of all sizes, are vulnerable to cyber attacks and breaches. Even the smallest family owned company on Main Street, USA. Heather Engel, EVP of Sera-Brynn, recently hosted a roundtable discussion with local business professionals at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to discuss the basics of how to mitigate cyber risk by identifying… Read more »

Cybersecurity Tips For Small Businesses – Part 1 of 3

Large businesses. Medium businesses. Small businesses. Business is business. Every company, large or small needs to be aware of the threat of cyber attacks and the steps to take in the event that it becomes the target of one. Heather Engel, EVP of Sera-Brynn, recently hosted a roundtable discussion with local business professionals at the… Read more »

Make Employees Assets Against Cyber Attacks

Implementing security awareness training a necessity in today’s business world A company’s best assets — its employees — can be its weakest links when it comes to cybersecurity. Having employees trained in and understanding cybersecurity goes way beyond having strong passwords that are changed periodically. It’s a mindset that starts with having cybersecurity being paramount… Read more »