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Sera-Brynn and Kaufman & Canoles discuss DFARS and cybersecurity safeguards for government contractors

Recent high-profile attacks on government agencies highlight the risks federal contractors are taking when they aren’t serious about protecting government information. For Department of Defense contractors, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012 imposes security safeguards and mandatory reporting requirements on DoD contracting companies. In order to show compliance with DFARS, companies must implement, document,… 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 »

Press Release: “Reality Check 2020” – New Report on Defense Industry Implementation of NIST SP 800-171

Cyber risk across the Defense Industrial Base is increasing – and so are cyber rules and regulations from the Department of Defense. This report provides a current snapshot of the DIB’s state of compliance with NIST SP 800-171, including trends we’ve noticed in the past year and specific trouble areas. Read this complimentary report. FOR… 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 »

Sera-Brynn Cybersecurity Firm Opens Chesapeake, Va. Headquarters

Suffolk, Va., June 23, 2020 – Sera-Brynn, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of its new headquarters in the Greenbrier business district of Chesapeake, Virginia. This announcement comes almost 10 years since Sera-Brynn’s inception. The facility will include a cybersecurity laboratory and call center to support CHECKLIGHT™, Sera-Brynn’s advanced endpoint monitoring solution. Sera-Brynn’s incident… 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 »

Sera-Brynn Delivers New Way for Businesses to Monitor and Financially Recover from Cyberattacks – CHECKLIGHT™

SUFFOLK, Va., April 1, 2020 – Sera-Brynn, LLC today launched CHECKLIGHT, an innovative endpoint monitoring service designed for small and medium-sized businesses located anywhere in the United States and Canada. The monitoring service combines state-of-the-art cybersecurity technologies with artificial intelligence, machine learning, dynamic threat intelligence, and the expertise of DoD-trained security analysts. CHECKLIGHT is a… Read more »

CMMC Model 1.0 Released: DoD’s unified cybersecurity standard for future acquisitions

In a major effort to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of the hundred of thousands of Defense Industrial Base (DIB) subcontractors, the Department of Defense today released final Model Version 1.0 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. This version replaces previously released versions 0.4, 0.6, and 0.7, which have been made available to the… 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 »