Sera-Brynn awarded PCI compliance services contract by Virginia DMV

Suffolk, Va., April 26, 2016 — Sera-Brynn has been awarded a contract by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to provide Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) Compliance Services to the agency. The award comes following a competitive bidding process. Sera-Brynn is the top-ranked cybersecurity firm in Virginia and No. 13 in the… Read more »

Three Upcoming Trends in the Cybersecurity Landscape

By Rob Hegedus, Sera-Brynn CEO A massive conflagration that changed the course of a great city’s history. A well-known disaster relief franchise firm. A former American president’s pet saying to a peer. These three unrelated items are all illustrative of trends we at Sera-Brynn foresee in the cybersecurity marketplace. In the business and nonprofit worlds,… Read more »

If you are breached, you’re not the victim. You’re the villain.

By Rob Hegedus, Sera-Brynn CEO A disturbing trend is developing in the corporate world and unfortunately it’s only going to get worse: Breached companies are not the victims. They are the villains. High profile businesses and organizations, to include publicly traded companies, hospital networks and top non-profits, are no longer viewed as the victim following… Read more »

How much should you spend on cybersecurity?

A little over a year ago, Bank of America Corp. CEO Brian Moynihan put a price tag on how much the financial institution values cybersecurity: priceless. Moynihan revealed that one of America’s largest banks would spend $400 million on cybersecurity in 2015. What’s more, the CEO said cybersecurity was the only place in Bank of… Read more »

TeslaCrypt ransomware response advisory

During a recent incident response case, Sera-Brynn identified the command and control servers for the newest variant of the TeslaCrypt malware. We recommend adding the below information as a DENY ALL statement to all firewalls. Hash for the original dropper malware: 47a29963a3f22a1b4dcf62da23ab208a Hash for the payload file malware: 1326d09c506028ca58caac330e0a97ad TeslaCrypt infections may happen when a user visits poisoned… Read more »

Teens Using Ghost Apps To Hide Nude Photos

Calling all parents. Teens are using ghost apps to hide nude photos they may be sharing with their friends. WVEC 13 News Now covered this trending topic recently for ABC and tapped Sera-Brynn’s Jevon Taylor to help better educate the community – namely parents and guardians of teenagers – about these apps. Read the interview… Read more »

The steps of a cyber criminal

Some cyber crime requires criminals to have high-level information security and technology skills to achieve the goal of a full data breach. In a world of virtual reality where it seems the sky’s the limit, it would stand to reason that bad actors would target businesses with the most valuable data. But cyber criminals, much… Read more »

Sera-Brynn To Present “Practical Solutions For Improving Your Cybersecurity” at Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Training Event

HAMPTON, Va. — On January 14, from 12 to 1 p.m., Heather Engel of Sera-Brynn, the top rated cybersecurity firm in Virginia, will present “Practical Solutions For Improving Your Cybersecurity ” at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s (VPCC) monthly Pink Bag Lunch. Engel will discuss the effects of data breaches becoming widespread in all… Read more »

What are you really getting with a penetration test?

Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, is the testing of a computer system, network or web application to find vulnerabilities that a hacker could exploit. There are a lot of options for pen testing – internal, external, credentialed, web application testing, network testing, phishing and social engineering. Your company may need just one or… Read more »

The Top 10 Sera-Brynn Cybersecurity News Stories of 2015

We’re wrapping up another year of record company growth here at Sera-Brynn. You can say 2015 was marked by some great new partnerships we forged and the entry into new markets both here in the U.S. and around the world in the arena of cybersecurity. One of the highlights at Sera-Brynn is connecting with our… Read more »