Cybersecurity in the Financial Services Industry: CEO Rob Hegedus’ Observations

By Rob S. Hegedus, CEO Sera-Brynn As the only cybersecurity firm in North America directly partnered with a large financial organization, Sera-Brynn is uniquely positioned to observe the operational complexities and security needs of the financial services industry. Our support to this critical industry has revealed some commonalities among its members, whether they be large… Read more »

Should DFARS Compliance be treated differently than every other compliance assessment? No.

By John Kipp, COO Sera-Brynn DFARS 7012 is one of numerous compliance criteria Sera-Brynn assesses for clients across the country. They include manufacturing, ship repair, logistics, technology development, extremely large consulting firms, and more. Like industry-specific compliance criteria in other market verticals, we employ the full technical breadth of our security engineers to assist them… 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 »

GDPR – What is it and how does it Affect my Business?

What is GDPR? The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was developed in order to address the modern challenges of data protection and privacy concerns for citizens of the EU’s member states. Prior to GDPR, the EU had the Data Protection Act of 1998. This legislation is out of date with respect… Read more »

Alarming Industry Trends Reported in DFARS Cybersecurity Compliance

Suffolk, VA – March 1, 2017 – ( Sera-Brynn, LLC, a top-ranked cybersecurity firm, today urged the Department of Defense (DoD) contracting community to immediately begin implementing the cybersecurity requirements mandated by the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Finalized in October 2016, the regulations impose security and reporting requirements on DoD contractors and subcontractors… Read more »

“Everybody Hurts” … and everybody needs a cyber risk management plan

As R.E.M. said it in their hit-song from their Automatic for the People album, Everybody Hurts  … and everybody needs a risk plan to deal with it.  We are pretty sure R.E.M. wasn’t envisioning their song would be a lead-in to a blog about enterprise-level risk management and cybersecurity, but then again, the year was… Read more »

5 Global Cybersecurity Trends for 2017

Your chance of losing money increases every day. As the only cybersecurity firm in North America partnered with a multi-billion dollar financial services company, we have a unique insight into the specific risks businesses and organizations face across the international banking ecosystem.  The rise of sophisticated phishing and spear phishing techniques account for a majority… 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 »

Are you ready for the DFARS compliance deadline?

Everyone has their own way of dealing with deadlines. History isn’t kind to those who procrastinate. To avoid missing a deadline, the great Victor Hugo would have his servant strip him naked in his study and not return with his clothes until an appointed hour. We don’t want you to go there. In another example of… Read more »