Our Nation of Builders Needs to Rethink Cybersecurity Risks in Their Supply Chain, Says Sera Brynn

February 27, 2018

Suffolk, VA – The emerging technologic advances in the American manufacturing renaissance should cause companies to stop and reconsider cybersecurity risks, says Sera-Brynn, a leading global cybersecurity compliance and risk management firm.

Sera-Brynn’s report is featured in Cybersecurity Ventures, one of the leading global publications on cybersecurity.

“Policy makers and industry leaders all agree that cybersecurity risk management isn’t just a business objective, it’s a national security priority,” said Sera-Brynn Chief Strategy Officer Heather Engel. “New laws and regulations are designed to secure our cybersecurity infrastructure from adversarial events and foes alike It’s just good business sense for companies to invest in cyber risk management because their supply chain resiliency rests on cybersecurity.”

With the advent of consultants and outside vendors looking at ways to boost performance, it’s important for companies to look at third-party vendors in their supply chain, as well to make sure they’re protected. For instance, in the 2013 data breach of Target, it was reported that millions of consumer credit card numbers were stolen through accessing a third-party vendor who provided HVAC and refrigeration services to the retailer.

There are numerous laws that now require compliance standards for defense contractors, cloud service providers (CSPs), and the financial services industry. These standards extend beyond our borders. Companies choosing to do business with the European Union must comply with their new global standards that go into effect this coming May.

“Any company with vendors providing services in their supply chain need to do their due diligence,” Engel concluded. “Their supply chain management, regardless of sector and no matter how thorough, will ultimately fail if it doesn’t take into account cybersecurity risk management.”

For more information or interview requests with Sera-Brynn’s Chief Strategy Officer Heather Engel, please contact us at (757) 243-1257 or at press@sera-brynn.com.

About Sera-Brynn: Sera-Brynn is a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor and FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) specializing in cyber risk management. Offering compliance and risk assessment, risk control, and incident response services, Sera-Brynn empowers clients to manage cyber risk and meet applicable and mandatory cybersecurity regulatory standards. Founded in 2011 by former members of the U.S. intelligence community, Sera-Brynn is ranked #9 worldwide on the Cybersecurity 500 list.

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