cybersecurity

Social Media and CyberSecurity: Be Social and Secure

It’s true. Almost as many people use Facebook as live in the entire country of China. As reported by the Washington Post, by late 2014, the number of monthly active Facebook users exceeded 1.35 billion. That’s billion with a B. Needless to say, social media is popular. Especially when you factor in that most Facebook… Read more »

Risk Management in Cyberspace

Going on the offensive against cyber crime You could say that cyber theft is the crime that keeps on giving — for thieves. It’s also the crime that keeps on taking — from businesses and their clients. For business owners, it’s not a matter of if they will get hit by cyber thieves, but when…. Read more »

Will your cyber insurance policy save your business if it’s breached?

Cyber insurance has actually been around since the 1990’s, but it’s only recently become a hot topic. With Target, Home Depot, Anthem, Sony and other large breaches grabbing headlines, business owners are showing more interest than ever in cyber insurance. If businesses with six and seven figure annual cyber security budgets are getting breached, it’s… Read more »

Value of a Company Includes Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity — and the lack of it — can affect the valuation of a companyCompany owners and executives should treat cybersecurity as an investment Sony, JP Morgan Chase, Home Depot, Target, Anthem. And these are just the big American companies that have made the news recently after being victimized by cyber thieves. Countless other companies… Read more »

Data Breaches are Inevitable. How you Prepare Matters.

You cannot protect your business from a data breach. You can only prepare for it. Given enough time, the odds that your business will be the victim of some form of data breach are 100%. As the only Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) in Southeastern Virginia (and one of only four in… Read more »

Business Breached? Cyber Threat? Take These Steps Immediately.

2014 was one of the worst years in history regarding the volume and financial damage caused by data breaches. The Identity Theft Resource Center estimates there was an increase of nearly 28% compared to the previous year. Home Depot, Government contractor USIS, JPMorgan Chase, Connecticut Public Utilities, dozens of hospitals, Apple’s iCloud, USPS, Sony Entertainment…the… Read more »

Future Cyber Security Army Needs More Than Just Programmers

Future Cyber Security Army Needs More Than Just Programmers Sera-Brynn discusses Cyber Security issues with Vice President Biden and Secretary of Energy Moniz. SUFFOLK, VA – (January 15, 2014) Think the future of cyber security relies solely on computer programmers? Wrong. Securing financial information, personal data and proprietary plans along government, corporate and personal networks… Read more »

The Future of Cyber Security – Sera-Brynn EVP Perspective

By Heather Engel, Executive Vice President, Sera-Brynn This week, Sera-Brynn was invited to participate in a round table discussion with Vice President Joe Biden and the Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The focus of this discussion was cyber security training, and followed the announcement of a $25 million dollar grant to support cyber security education…. Read more »