Compliance

The Kaspersky Ban

October 1, 2018 Deadline for Government Contractors to Comply with the FAR Ban on Kaspersky Lab Products Nears On October 1, 2018, U.S. government contractors will need to be compliant with the government-wide ban on the use of Kaspersky Lab products and services in support of their government contracts.  An interim rule requiring the insertion… Read more »

What Cyber Framework Should My Organization Follow?

What are Security Frameworks? Security frameworks provide a calculated approach to determining risk, setting up a security strategy, and allocating security resources. They are (or should be) measurable, repeatable, and are often standardized by industry. With all the frameworks available…NIST, ISO, NERC CIP, PCI…which is right for your organization? Well the answer is…it depends. Where… Read more »

A Cybersecurity Checklist for GDPR

Where Does Cybersecurity Fit into GDPR? By Heather Engel, Sera-Brynn Chief Strategy Officer By now most everyone has heard of GDPR, or at the very least been bombarded by pop-up messages asking you to accept cookies and confirm access to your data as you surf the web. But if you are responsible for the security… Read more »

What Cybersecurity is Really About in 2018

By Rob Hegedus, CEO, Sera-Brynn It’s not about the technology, it’s about insurability. With the implementation of GDPR, the inevitable FAR-wide adoption of NIST 800-171 standards (already mandatory for Department of Defense contractors), and the latest news on cybersecurity legislation from New York and South Carolina, the global business community as a whole is slowly but… Read more »

Upcoming Webinar – Cybersecurity Compliance for Higher Education: 2018 and Beyond

Register Here: http://www.williamsmullen.com/events/university-nist-protecting-data-and-your-institution-era-increased-regulation Webinar 03.06.2018 11:00am — 03.06.2018 12:00pm The complexity of operations, research and compliance mandates in higher education presents unique challenges in securing information systems. Cybersecurity compliance affects everything from the handling of student data to the use of cloud services and supply chain management. Join us with featured guest Heather Engel, CSO… Read more »

Cybersecurity Acronyms for Higher Education

A glossary of acronyms and definitions to help higher education professionals understand cybersecurity compliance. Post-secondary and higher education institutions are awash with state, federal, and industry-driven requirements aimed at protecting both student and government data.   Student data is at the core of some requirements, government-funded research data is at the core of others.  As a… Read more »

The Quarterly Outlook: Compliance is Still Your Best Firewall – New Report by Sera-Brynn Published by Cybersecurity Ventures

Featuring timely insight for business and IT leaders on the evolving web of cybersecurity regulations, guidance, and frameworks SUFFOLK, VA – November 15, 2017 – Sera-Brynn announced today that is has partnered with Cybersecurity Ventures to publish a series of quarterly reports on cybersecurity compliance. “Cybersecurity is one of the fastest moving industries in the… Read more »

Equifax Breach and Compliance

Would Better Risk Management Based on DFARS/NIST 800-171 or the NY Financial Institution Rules Have Thwarted the Equifax Breach? By Colin Glover, Senior Security Analyst, Sera-Brynn, LLC. Recently, the credit rating company Equifax announced a huge breach impacting up to 143 million U.S. consumers, including their names, social security numbers, birth dates, home addresses and… Read more »

Cybersecurity Deadline for Maryland Defense Contractors Could Cost Region

Widespread non-compliance across the Central Maryland defense industry will have major impact on Maryland’s economy, reports Sera-Brynn. SUFFOLK, Va., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Leading cybersecurity firm Sera-Brynn is urging Maryland defense companies to immediately begin implementing security controls required by the U.S. Department of Defense or risk being ineligible for 2018 defense contracts. Sera-Brynn… Read more »