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Key Information About DFARS Regulations

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President  This article is the sixth in a series about DFARS. December 2017 seems like a long way off. It’s not. While that’s the deadline imposed by the Department of Defense (DoD) to comply with new contractor regulations regarding safeguarding information, we recommend considering the Gen. George Patton approach:… Read more »

DFARS 252.204-7012 to Safeguard Covered Defense Information

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President  This article is the fifth in a series. The protection of Covered Defense Information (CDI) that resides on or transits through contractor information systems is of paramount importance to the Department of Defense (DoD). Particularly in light of the stunning volume of cyber attacks on DoD networks. Over… Read more »

What you need to know about DFARS and Cloud Computing Services

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President  This article is the third in a series. Don’t be overwhelmed by mandatory cybersecurity requirements implemented by the Department of Defense (DoD) on contractors and subcontractors. Becoming compliant under Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012 has to be viewed simply as a necessity of doing business with the… Read more »

Become DFARS Compliant Using the Sera-Brynn Method

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President This article is the second in a series. Cybersecurity requirements for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and subcontractors are here and getting compliant under Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations Supplement (DFARS) can feel daunting. It doesn’t have to be. In this second part of our blog series on DFARS,… Read more »

Navigating DFARS to ensure compliance and avoiding trouble

By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn, Executive Vice President This article is the first in a series. In a world of high stakes security, it’s incumbent upon government contractors to comply with federal regulations. The largest buyer of goods and services in the world is the U.S. federal government, with the Department of Defense (DoD) contributing a… Read more »

The steps of a cyber criminal

Some cyber crime requires criminals to have high-level information security and technology skills to achieve the goal of a full data breach. In a world of virtual reality where it seems the sky’s the limit, it would stand to reason that bad actors would target businesses with the most valuable data. But cyber criminals, much… Read more »

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 »

550+ Universities Have Been Targeted for Cyber Attacks: How Higher Education Institutes Can Better Handle Them

For two years Chinese hackers had unfettered access to computers used for specialized aerospace engineering research in a lab that works mainly for the Pentagon, as well as at a site that develops technology for the U.S. Navy. But it wasn’t a defense contracting firm hackers were targeting. It was Penn State University, one of… Read more »

Cybersecurity Safeguards For Government Contractors, A Sera-Brynn and Kaufman & Canoles Training Event

Sera-Brynn, in partnership with Kaufman & Canoles, is pleased to invite business owners and leaders who support the Department of Defense (DoD) to an informative, in-depth breakfast Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. During the breakfast, Sera-Brynn’s cybersecurity experts and Kaufman & Canoles contract specialists will discuss Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)… Read more »

Sera-Brynn Executive to Present “Keeping Small Business Cyber Secure” at Cybersecurity Event

Fact. Businesses of all sizes, from Wall Street to Main Street, need to prepare and protect themselves against hackers. On August 13, at 4pm, Heather Engel, Executive Vice President of Sera-Brynn, a globally recognized cybersecurity firm based in Suffolk, Va., is taking that message to Gloucester Main Street and the businesses throughout the county when… Read more »