Past Events

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March 2, 2021

VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM | PROTECTING THE DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE

For: Cybersecurity Professionals

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

Sera-Brynn and the FBI Norfolk Office is hosting a virtual symposium, “Protecting the Defense Industrial Base.” Protecting the region’s defense industrial base from cybercrime is a common goal of both Sera-Brynn and the FBI Norfolk Office. The event is free and open to the public.

Register here.

April 30, 2020

WEBINAR | Access Control for Small Businesses Preparing for CMMC | You Ask, We Answer.

Join us for this live webinar on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1PM – 2PM EDT to learn:
– Why Access Control (AC) is important
– Ideas for separation of duties when everybody wears multiple hats
– Best practices for enabling security and managing risk with AC
– Practical tips for implementing AC in preparation for CMMC

Missed this webinar? View it here.

March 30, 2020

WEBINAR | Configuration Management for Small Businesses Preparing for CMMC | You Ask, We Answer.

The security controls that make up CMMC Version 1.0 are organized into 17 domains. This is the first in a series of informational webinars to help small businesses prepare for CMMC – one domain at a time.

Join us for this live webinar on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 1PM – 2PM EDT to learn:
• Why Configuration Management (CM) is important
• How adversaries use system default setting to find vulnerabilities and attack
• Best practices for enabling security and managing risk with CM
• Practical tips for implementing CM in preparation for CMMC

Missed this webinar? View it here.

February 26-27, 2020

Manufacturing Division meeting at SOFWERX
Sera-Brynn’s Sam Morthland, Director of Federal Business, will be presenting on CMMC at this event.

Learn more here.

February 4, 2020

Event: ISSA Hampton Roads Chapter

Sera-Brynn’s Colin Glover, Director of Compliance and Advisory Services will be presenting on CMMC at this event.

Click here for more information.

January 28, 2020

Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day is a global effort to motivate people and organizations to better respect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust.

November 19, 2019

CMMC Accreditation Body Kick Off Meeting

Arlington, Virginia
Hosted by the Professional Services Council
The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) is holding a kickoff meeting regarding the implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body.

Sera-Brynn representatives will be attending.

September 17, 2019

WEBINAR: Cybersecurity Costs Are Allowable, But Are They Recoverable?
8:30 – 9:15 AM (EDT)

Join Sera-Brynn and Pepper Hamilton with special guest, Ryan Koenitzer of RKI Accounting, as they discuss about what “allowable costs” actually means, what makes a cost allowable, and recovery strategies and drawbacks.
Register here!

September 11, 2019

NDIA Tampa Bay – Breakfast at Centre Club (7:30 – 9:30 AM EST)
Speaker: Heather Engel, Chief Strategy Officer, Sera-Brynn
Topic: “Challenges in Complying with DFARS and NIST Cybersecurity Requirements”

More information here!

August 20, 2019

WEBINAR: Government Contracts Cyber Café Series
8:30 – 9:15 AM (EDT)

In this series, Pepper Hamilton’s Government Contracts Practice Group and Sera-Brynn come together to discuss timely issues. There is no cost to register.
Register here!

August 27, 2019

CONFERENCE: Modern Information Security Topics for Government Contractors
AC Hotel
Huntsville, AL

This free one-day conference hosted by Summit 7 is focused on government contractors looking to meet cybersecurity regulations, address security threats, and glean best practices for their cloud investments. Sera-Brynn CSO Heather Engel will be presenting: “Practical Steps to Prepare for a DFARS Audit.”
Register here! 

August 29, 2019

WEBINAR: Should You Embrace SIEM as a Service for Your SMB Clients?
1:00 – 1:30 PM EDT

Learn how Sera-Brynn’s SIEM as a Service cloud-based service is geared towards the needs of Managed Service Providers. This business-oriented presentation is geared towards MSPs seeking to expand their cybersecurity portfolio. Ask questions to gauge whether offering a SIEM solution to your customers is right for you.

Join Rob Hegedus, CEO of Sera-Brynn, and Darek Dabbs, Chief Technical Officer of Sera-Brynn, as they talk about SIEM strategies for MSPs.

Register here!

July 23, 2019

WEBINAR: Impacts of New NIST 800-171 Revision (Rev 2) on Government Contractors
11:00 AM (EDT)

Sera-Brynn CSO Heather Engel will be a guest speaker on Summit 7’s webinar on the upcoming (and highly anticipated) revisions to NIST SP 800-171.

July 29, 2019

Reddit Ask Me Anything | Live Question-Answering Session on r/AMA!

Sera-Brynn, Auditors and Authors of Recent 800-171 Adoption Study, Will be joining us for an AMA on Monday July 29th at 2PM EST!

“On Monday July 29th at 2PM EST, Sera-Brynn will have some of their key personnel joining us for a couple of hours to answer our questions. This will include personnel who are actively auditing companies, and who contributed to the report. We’ll be talking all things NIST, DFARS, Cybersecurity, and their findings as industry auditors. This will be a perfect opportunity to get expert input on particular controls, and what their interpretation may be of these controls. This is going to be an excellent resource for this community, and I highly highly highly encourage participation and thoughtful questions. Sera-Brynn’s folks are among the most qualified and most familiar with 800-171.”

July 16, 2019

WEBINAR: Government Contracts Cyber Café Series
8:30 – 9:15 AM (EDT)

In this series, Pepper Hamilton’s Government Contracts Practice Group and Sera-Brynn come together to discuss timely issues. There is no cost to register.

June 21, 2019

CONFERENCE:  NARA Industry Day on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (EDT)

National Archives Building
McGowan Theater + Presidential Conference Room
701 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20408

Visit Sera-Brynn’s booth at the 2nd Industry Day to learn about products and services that have been developed for the CUI Program. This event is FREE to all attendees.
More information can be found on the NARA website.

June 11, 2019

WEBINAR: An Inside Look at DFARS Compliance Data
8:30 – 9:15 AM (EDT)

Join Sera-Brynn and Pepper Hamilton for the fifth installment of their webinar series covering the top issues in government contracts and cybersecurity – all in just 45 minutes.

May 7, 2019

We’re attending the Cloud Service Alliance (CSA) Federal Summit in Washington DC! Contact us to set up a person-to-person meeting.

April 16, 2019

Webinar
8:30 – 9:15 AM (ET)
Join Sera-Brynn and Pepper Hamilton for the fourth installment of their webinar series covering the top issues in government contracts and cybersecurity – all in just 45 minutes.

March 19, 2019

Webinar
8:30 – 9:15 AM (ET)
Join Sera-Brynn and Pepper Hamilton for the third installment of their webinar series covering the top issues in government contracts and cybersecurity – all in just 45 minutes.

January 19, 2019

ACC Foundation 2019 Cybersecurity Summit – American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC.
Meet up with our cyber legal analyst at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Foundation’s 2019 Cybersecurity Summit.

January 23, 2019

The Year in Compliance
Webinar
8:30 – 9:15 AM (ET)
Sera-Brynn and Pepper Hamilton law firm jointly present The Year in Compliance, a 45 minute live webinar. The two firms will highlight critical cybersecurity, compliance, and legal considerations. There is no cost to attend.

December 5 – 13, 2018

ICMC Virtual Conference (Part Two)
Heather Engel, Chief Strategy Officer of Sera-Brynn will be presenting at the annual ICMC Virtual Crisis Management Conference. This conference will provide participants with the opportunity to increase their crisis management knowledge and skills through a series of live and interactive presentations.

Heather Engel will be presenting When the Crisis is a Data Breach: Coordinating Breach Response Across the Organization on December 7 from 12 – 1 pm.

For more information about the conference, click here.

December 10, 2018

NARA Industry Day on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
McGowan Theater – National Archives Museum
701 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20408

On Monday, Dec. 10th, NARA is hosting an event for Executive branch entities & stakeholders (i.e., Agencies, Industry, Nonfederal organizations) to learn about products and services that have been developed for the CUI Program. This event is FREE to all presenters, vendors, and attendees.
More information can be found on the NARA website.

November 20, 2018

Subcontracting – Managing Risk Through Contract Negotiation
Webinar
8:30 – 9:15 AM (ET)
Sera-Brynn and Pepper Hamilton law firm jointly present Subcontracting – Managing Risk Through Contract Negotiation, a 45 minute live webinar. The two firms will highlight critical cybersecurity, compliance, and legal considerations. There is no cost to attend.
Webinar for view coming soon!

October 16, 2018

Crisis Management: Beyond Compliance
Webinar
8:30 – 9:15 AM (ET)
Join Loren Dealy Mahler, president of Dealy Mahler Strategies, as she discusses simple, proactive steps you can take now to ensure your incident response plan includes the appropriate communications tools and strategies so you do not lose control of the situation – or your budget. Hilary Cairnie, chair of Pepper Hamilton’s Government Contracts Practice Group, and Heather Engel, chief strategy officer for cybersecurity firm Sera-Brynn, will moderate the discussion. There is no cost to attend.
Webinar for view coming soon!

October 3-5, 2018

The National Risk Retention Association’s National Conference 2018
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel
Sera-Brynn will join the panel discussion titled, “Conducting a Cyber Liability Audit – What You Need to Know to Implement Best Practices.”
CONFERENCE DETAILS HERE

October 5, 2018

2018 Hampton Roads Regional Cybersecurity Conference: NEXT GENERATION DATA & PRIVACY PROTECTIONS
8 AM – 3 PM EDT
Hampton, Virginia – Thomas Nelson Auditorium
Sera-Brynn’s CTO Darek Dabbs will join speakers from Northrup Grumman, Booz Allen, Ferguson, McAfee, and more.
CONFERENCE DETAILS HERE

September 11, 2018

Cox Business Executive Discussion Series—Cyber Attacks: No Business Is Immune
Norfolk, Virginia
Terry Reece, Sera-Brynn’s Director of Digital Forensics and Incident Response, joins the list of panelists as they discuss how to protect yourself and your business against cyber-attacks.
EVENT DETAILS HERE

September 18, 2018

Cyber Incidents and Reporting Duties
Webinar
8:30 – 9:15 AM (ET)
Sera-Brynn and Pepper Hamilton law firm jointly present Cyber Incidents and Reporting Duties, a 45 minute live webinar. The two firms will highlight critical cybersecurity, compliance, and legal considerations. There is no cost to attend.
Missed it? View webinar here.

August 21, 2018

Self-Assessment and Re-Validation: Maintaining Compliance and Internal Cyber Audits
Webinar
8:30 – 9:15 AM (ET)
Sera-Brynn and Pepper Hamilton law firm jointly present Self-Assessment and Re-Validation: Maintaining Compliance and Internal Cyber Audits, a 45 minute live webinar. The two firms will highlight critical cybersecurity, compliance, and legal considerations. There is no cost to attend. See the full list of Sera-Brynn’s compliance services here.
Missed it? View webinar here.

August 21, 2018

9th Annual NCMS Hampton Roads Information Assurance Conference
This all-day event is the premiere conference for NISPOM procedural compliance and DSS risk management of Information Systems. Sera-Brynn will present during the conference.

June 5, 2018

Strategic Planning for Cyber Risk: Protecting Data and Meeting Regulatory Requirements with NIST SP 800-171
21st Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference and 13th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA)
Albany, New York
3:20 PM (ET)

Heather Engel, Chief Strategy Officer of Sera-Brynn, will be presenting at the 21st Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference. Hosted by the New York State Office of Information Technology Services, the University at Albany’s School of Business, and The New York State Forum, Inc., the event is part of a statewide effort to boost cyber security awareness and empower state and local governments, academia, organizations and citizens to take better control of their digital security.

For more information about Sera-Brynn’s participation, visit our conference page here.

For more information about the conference, visit: https://its.ny.gov/2018-nyscsc

June 19, 2018

Reducing Scope for Compliance – DFARS, NIST, PCI, FERPA
Webinar
8:30 – 9:15 AM (ET)
Sera-Brynn and Pepper Hamilton law firm jointly present Reducing Scope for Compliance – DFARS, NIST, PCI, FERPA, a 45 minute live webinar. The two firms will highlight critical cybersecurity, compliance, and legal considerations. There is no cost to attend.
Missed it? View Webinar here.

June 29, 2018

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida
Sera-Brynn’s Chief Technical Officer Darek Dabbs will speak on the current cyber threat landscape, along with Darius K. Davenport, Esq. of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC.
Read about the conference here.

May 10, 2018

Higher Ed – NIST 800-171 Compliance for Research Institution
Webinar
2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET)
Sera-Brynn presents this webinar on the challenges colleges and universities face as they attempt to secure their cyber infrastructure to comply with new federal regulations as a condition of receiving research grants. The Webinar will specifically address:

– Potential impact acquisition rules will have on cybersecurity programs throughout institutions of higher learning
– Insight into how to map overlapping compliance needs, including those driven by GLBA, DOE, DFARS, FAR, GDPR, ISO 27000 and others
– Steps colleges and universities can take immediately to interpret and implement controls
– Current and emerging regulations as they apply to securing student personal information (including military, DoD Civilian and veteran students), health care data, financial aid information and research performed under agreements with government agencies
– Practical insights from experienced cybersecurity experts on how NIST controls are being applied in educational environments right now.

May 15, 2018

Cloud Computing – FedRAMP Certification
Webinar
8:30 – 9:15 AM (ET)
Sera-Brynn and Pepper Hamilton law firm jointly present Cloud Computing – FedRAMP Certification, a 45 minute live webinar. The two firms will highlight critical cybersecurity, compliance, and legal considerations. There is no cost to attend.
Missed it? View Webinar here.