Suffolk, VA, April 26, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Sera-Brynn, LLC, a top-ranked cybersecurity firm, stated today there is an increased demand in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Industry for help with managing cyber risk in the supply chain. In response, Sera-Brynn is offering to create and host free, 30-minute live webinars to educate DoD subcontractors about their cybersecurity requirements. Cybersecurity compliance specialists at Sera-Brynn believe the live webinars are a compelling and nimble tool for DoD contractors to communicate with their vendors. Sera-Brynn is offering these custom webinars in advance of the December 31, 2017, Government deadline.
“Defense contractors are reliant upon their vendors, especially those in their supply chain,” stated Heather Engel, Chief Strategy Officer at Sera-Brynn. “A hacker’s target is most likely the large contractor or DoD data, but the entry point is often a weak vendor. Today’s workplace environment of constant coordination with vendors, emails, exchange of data, and document sharing in support of a DoD contract creates enormous opportunity for cyber attacks.”
"Defense contractors are reliant upon their vendors, especially those in their supply chain. A hacker's target is most likely the large contractor or DoD data, but the entry point is often a weak vendor. Today's workplace environment of constant coordination with vendors, emails, exchange of data, and document sharing in support of a DoD contract creates enormous opportunity for cyber attacks."
Heather Engel, Chief Strategy Officer, Sera-Brynn
Supply chain risk management traditionally related to material and service interruptions. For example, the 2010 volcano eruption in Iceland stranded millions of air travelers and interrupted air freight shipments. The 2011 Japanese tsunami severely interrupted the global auto industry. The 2011 Thailand floods interrupted the supply chains of computer manufacturers worldwide.
Supply chain risk management now includes cyber risk. The 2013 corporate data breach involving Target’s network was traced to a heating-and-air-conditioning contractor. About 40 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen through a weakness in the supply chain.
In 2015, the Department of Defense directly imposed cybersecurity requirements to protect information and detect attacks in progress. Specifically, the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) imposes security and reporting requirements on both DoD contractors and subcontractors. The deadline for full implementation of the rule is December 31, 2017. Failure to do so may result in administrative, contractual, civil, and criminal remedies. The regulation includes a mandatory flow-down clause to sub-contractors.
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To view a sample DFARS webinar, visit: https://sera-brynn.com/dfars-information-webinar/
To schedule a DFARS webinar, contact Jeff Tyer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sera-Brynn is a leading cybersecurity audit and advisory firm. The Virginia-based company offers threat management, compliance and risk assessment, risk control, and incident response services that enable clients to secure their computing environments and meet applicable and mandatory cybersecurity regulatory standards. This technical expertise is the backbone of their DFARS compliance services.
Founded in 2011 by former members of the U.S. intelligence community, Sera-Brynn is ranked #10 worldwide on the Cybersecurity 500 list.
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