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The Challenges to Effective Cyber Risk Transfer: Guest Blog from Towne Insurance

Post # 1 C-Suite Engagement Guest blog by Danny Plante, EVP, Towne Insurance Hedging cyber risks within the government and commercial sectors has matured significantly in terms of framing how and where they are manifest, what constitutes ordinary diligence for their mitigation, and the options available for financing or transferring them. What at one time… Read more »

New York State Cyber Regulation Require New Safeguards in 2017

As of March 1 2017, companies subject to regulation under the Banking Law, Insurance Law, or Financial Services Law in New York State are required to protect their networks and customer data with strong new safeguards under 23 NYCRR 500, Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies. The new requirements will feel familiar to companies doing… Read more »

It’s Bingo Time if You Need to Comply with DFARS Cyber Rules

In military aviation, “Bingo” is the point at which you are approaching a fuel emergency and need to divert or return to base. If you are a Defense contractor working towards compliance with DoD cybersecurity rules by the mandatory December 31, 2017 deadline, you probably already know this: You are approaching Bingo. First introduced in… Read more »

Who Enforces GDPR Compliance?

One of the most talked about aspects of GDPR is GDPR compliance and non-compliance fines. They can be extraordinarily high – some as much as 4% of a business’ global revenue, or €20,000,000 whichever is higher. What’s not often discussed is how the GDPR regulation is going to be enforced – who is it that… Read more »

Sera-Brynn Partners with FireEye, Bringing Together Two Top-Ranked Cyber Industry Leaders

Press Release – Mar 6, 2017 12:22 EST Cybersecurity “Pure Compliance” leader, Sera-Brynn, joins forces with Advanced Threat Protection leader, FireEye, as its strategic compliance partner. Suffolk, VA, March 6, 2017 ( – Sera-Brynn, LLC, a leading cybersecurity audit and advisory firm, announced a strategic partnership with FireEye, Inc., a leader in detecting and responding… Read more »

DFARS vs FAR and Other Acronyms for Government Contractors

If you are considering or in the midst of a Sera-Brynn cyber audit involving DFARS, the provision of cloud services, or incident reporting, you know there are many key terms. Here are some high-frequency acronyms including DFARS vs FAR and their meanings to help you on the road to compliance. CDI stands for covered defense… Read more »

In a surreal cybersecurity world, it’s time for business owners, DoD contractors and others to be vigilant

The dictionary folks at Merriam-Webster have picked the word of the year for 2016 — “surreal” — based on a number of factors, including that it was looked up more frequently by users this year than in previous ones. Merriam-Webster also noticed a huge spike in lookups for ‘surreal’, defined as “marked by the intense… Read more »

DFARS Regulations: Updates all DoD Contractors and Subs Should Know About

By Colleen Johnson | Sera-Brynn Business Development – Regulatory Specialist Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement: DFARS 252.204-7012, as revised on Dec. 30, 2015, is the cybersecurity rule issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) titled, “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.” The DFARS clause requires all DoD contractors and subcontractors, regardless of size, to… Read more »

Any firm can assess your gaps, only Sera-Brynn delivers solutions

When the Pentagon decided it needed to find vulnerabilities in its cybersecurity system, they turned to the experts on exploiting cybersecurity vulnerabilities: Hackers. The Pentagon’s “Hack the Pentagon” program was launched earlier this year and is already in its second iteration. The Pentagon’s cybersecurity initiative, also known as the “Bug Bounty” program, invited hackers to… Read more »

DFARS Information Webinar

Department of Defense (DoD) contractors faced with a looming mandatory cyber security compliance deadline can learn what they need to know about these new regulations and actionable steps in this video here, recorded during the Oct. 13 Sera-Brynn webinar. The webinar – “DFARS 7012 Cyber Compliance — Are you prepared?” – is essential information for… Read more »