Cyber Risk Management Firm Sera-Brynn Expands Services for New York Financial Institutions

New advisory service will accelerate compliance with cybersecurity regulations.

​Sera-Brynn, LLC, a cyber risk management firm, has expanded its services to bring new capabilities and innovation to the financial services market. Sera-Brynn's advisory service will help New York's financial sector become compliant with the New York State Department of Financial Services - Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies, also known as the NY Rule 500 or 23 NYCRR Part 500.

The first-in-the-nation regulation promotes the protection of customer information and the information technology systems of banks, insurers, and other financial service providers with Department of Financial Services regulated entities.

Sera-Brynn's service for clients subject to New York's cybersecurity requirements measurably improves security posture while controlling risk.

Heather Engel, Chief Strategy Officer of Sera-Brynn

Sera-Brynn's Cyber Risk Management for Financial Institutions includes:

  • Streamlined development of a Cybersecurity Program
  • Fractional Chief Information Security Officer services
  • Incident Response
  • Compliance solution sets to address technical controls including multifactor authentication, data encryption, data monitoring
  • Third-Party Service Provider assessment and program management
  • Annual Penetration Testing
  • Bi-annual Vulnerability Assessments

"Sera-Brynn's service for clients subject to New York's cybersecurity requirements measurably improves security posture while controlling risk," stated Heather Engel, Chief Strategy Officer of Sera-Brynn.

August 2017 marked the month that banks, insurance companies, and other regulated financial services institutions with business in New York were required to comply. September 27, 2017, is the deadline for filing a notice of exemption under the regulation.

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About Sera-Brynn

Sera-Brynn is a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor and FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) specializing in cyber risk management. Offering compliance and risk assessment, risk control, and incident response services Sera-Brynn empowers clients to manage cyber risk and meet applicable and mandatory cybersecurity regulatory standards. Founded in 2011 by former members of the U.S. intelligence community, Sera-Brynn is ranked #9 worldwide on the Cybersecurity 500 list.

Media Contact

Colleen H. Johnson​
​Sera-Brynn, LLC / Cyber Risk Management
5806 Harbor View Blvd., Suite 204 Suffolk, Virginia 23435

Source: Sera-Brynn