'DFARS/NIST 800-171 Hampton Roads Defense Briefing' — Virginia's #1 Ranked Cybersecurity Firm Offers Two Seminars for Defense Industry Leaders on the Fast-Approaching DFARS Cybersecurity Deadline

Nov. 29 and 30, Sera-Brynn, along with Forescout Technologies and 1901 Group, will present DFARS/NIST 800-171 Hampton Roads Defense Briefings in Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia.

With the Dec. 31 deadline fast approaching, Sera-Brynn, a top-ranked cyber risk management firm, announced it will hold two public seminars for Defense contractors seeking assistance with last-minute strategies to comply with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.201-7012.

Heather Engel, Chief Strategy Officer of Sera-Brynn, will present best strategies for compliance, including “fast wins” and answer questions based on her experience helping Defense contractors across the country build cybersecurity programs based on the DFARS and NIST 800-171 requirements. The seminar will also feature Leo Sheridan from ForeScout Technologies and Brendan Walsh from 1901 Group to provide an overview of specific tools to assist with DFARS compliance.

The two-hour seminar will focus on technology requirements for DFARS/NIST compliance, insight on how companies are overcoming challenges, and how to avoid causing future problems.

Advanced registration is encouraged. Unregistered attendees are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event: DFARS/NIST 800-171 Norfolk Briefing

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norfolk Airport, 1500 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA  

Cost: There is no cost to attend this event.

Registration: Register here for Nov. 29, 2017 1-3 p.m.

Event: DFARS/NIST 800-171 Newport News Briefing

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST

Location: Courtyard by Marriott Newport News Airport, 530 Saint Johns Rd, Newport News, VA

Cost: There is no cost to attend this event.

Registration: Register here for Nov. 30, 2017 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

DFARS Background

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 252.201-7012 requires all defense contractors that receive, transmit, process, or store Covered Defense Information (CDI) to implement over 100 security controls and be able to detect and report incidents when CDI is compromised. CDI includes unclassified controlled technical information, information that can impact operational security (OPSEC), and other information described in the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Registry. The deadline for DFARS compliance is Dec. 31, 2017.

About Sera-Brynn

Sera-Brynn is a leading global 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 #9 worldwide on the Cybersecurity 500 list.

For more information on DFARS, visit https://sera-brynn.com/dfars.

Contact: Patrick McLaughlin​
​Sera-Brynn, LLC / Cyber Risk Management​
​Suffolk, Virginia 23435​

Source: Sera-Brynn