DFARS Regulations: Updates all DoD Contractors and Subs Should Know About

By Colleen Johnson | Sera-Brynn Business Development – Regulatory Specialist Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement: DFARS 252.204-7012, as revised on Dec. 30, 2015, is the cybersecurity rule issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) titled, “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.” The DFARS clause requires all DoD contractors and subcontractors, regardless of size, to… Read more »

Any firm can assess your gaps, only Sera-Brynn delivers solutions

When the Pentagon decided it needed to find vulnerabilities in its cybersecurity system, they turned to the experts on exploiting cybersecurity vulnerabilities: Hackers. The Pentagon’s “Hack the Pentagon” program was launched earlier this year and is already in its second iteration. The Pentagon’s cybersecurity initiative, also known as the “Bug Bounty” program, invited hackers to… Read more »

Sera-Brynn recognized for its expansion and innovative service offerings on the Cybersecurity 500 list of the hottest and most innovative cybersecurity firms in the world

Suffolk, Va., Nov. 18, 2016 — Cybersecurity firm Sera-Brynn, on the strength of its audit and advisory services, retained its no. 10 global ranking, no. 7 standing in the U.S. and top-ranked position in Virginia in the Cybersecurity Ventures rankings of the top 500 firms in the world. The Cybersecurity 500 list for the Q4… Read more »

For companies that don’t have cyber insurance, the Oct. 21 DDoS attack signals it’s a whole new world of cyber threats

A massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) internet attack on Oct. 21 that caused continued outages and network congestion for more than 1,000 websites to include Twitter, Netflix, the New York Times, Amazon and others got the world’s attention. Hopefully it has yours. Especially if you’re a business owner, or involved in a risk management… Read more »

With numerous government and military assets, protecting the power grid from cyber attacks is vital in Virginia

As described by an article titled “Protecting the grid” in Virginia Business magazine here, Virginia has a lot at stake when it comes to protecting its power grid from cyber attacks. A high concentration of military assets, bases, contractors and industry that supports the Department of Defense highlights the risk In Hampton Roads, the presence… Read more »

We applaud the G-7 `fundamental elements’ that highlight an international commitment to fighting cyber bad actors

The Group of 7 (G-7) has published the “fundamental elements” of best practices in cybersecurity for public and private entities in the financial sector that highlights the international effort to protect global finance in the wake of a series of cyber bank heists and finance sector attacks. The G-7 is comprised of the U.S., Great… Read more »

Sera-Brynn CEO Rob Hegedus featured cybersecurity speaker at the National Risk Retention Association Conference

Sera-Brynn Chief Executive Officer Rob Hegedus will be a featured speaker on cybersecurity at the National Risk Retention Association 2016 National Conference in Chicago Sept. 28. The three-day conference from Sept. 27-29 will focus on the future of the insurance industry and self-insurance in particular as it adapts to the ever-changing technological challenges facing specific… Read more »

Sera-Brynn EVP Heather Engel to be featured speaker at the annual Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity

Sera-Brynn Executive Vice President Heather Engel will be a featured speaker on cybersecurity at the annual Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity on Sept. 26-27 at The Tides Inn in Irvington, Va. The two-day summit on Sept. 26-27 will feature a keynote address by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and panel discussions with subject matter experts in cybersecurity,… Read more »

Managing, mitigating and financing cyber liability is critical for risk management

Charleston, S.C. — Big data breaches such as last year’s hack of the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management, or previous hacks at Target or Home Depot, get all the headlines and notoriety. It’s the “little” data breaches, however, that are the most deadly — to small businesses. CEO Rob Hegedus and EVP Heather Engel,… Read more »