U.S. Business Should Brace Itself for European Union Cybersecurity Rules

In the world of cybersecurity compliance, GDPR is the asteroid hurtling towards Earth. U.S. cybersecurity firm Sera-Brynn prepares to help industry avoid billions and billions in fines.

Sera-Brynn, LLC, a top-ranked cybersecurity firm, announced the official launch of its latest offering: GDPR Compliance and Assessment Services.  

GDPR, shorthand for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, is an EU data privacy law that impacts any business that controls or processes data on EU citizens, regardless of where the business is situated. 

Who is impacted?  Heather Engel, Executive Vice President of Sera-Brynn’s Risk and Compliance business, stated, “If GDPR were an asteroid hurtling towards the United States, those directly in the strike zone would be large, multinational companies. But U.S. interests doing business with EU member states, as well as businesses collecting data on EU citizens, will be impacted.”  

"If GDPR were an asteroid hurtling towards the United States, those directly in the strike zone would be large, multinational companies. But U.S. interests doing business with EU member states, as well as businesses collecting data on EU citizens, will be impacted."

Heather Engel

Executive Vice President of Sera-Brynn

The enforcement mechanism of GDPR has gathered global attention. For violations of certain GDPR basic security principles, like processing data without consent or transferring data to a third country without consent, the higher of 4% of annual global revenue or €20,000,000 can be fined.  For lesser violations, like not having records in order, not following data breach reporting rules, or not conducting privacy risk assessments, up to 2% of annual global revenue or €10,000,000 (whichever is higher) applies.

GDPR enforcement begins on May 25, 2018.

In the cybersecurity sphere, Sera-Brynn is known for its expertise in helping businesses satisfy cybersecurity standards set by industry and government regulation. Sera-Brynn aligns cybersecurity services to all compliance mandates and frameworks including the Payment Card Industry (PCI), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).  GDPR compliance is its latest offering.

For information on GDPR compliance: https://sera-brynn.com/gdpr-compliance/

For information on Sera-Brynn: www.sera-brynn.com.

For more information on the GDPR: http://www.eugdpr.org/

About Sera-Brynn

Sera-Brynn, a leading cybersecurity audit and advisory firm, specializes in compliance and risk assessment services. Founded in 2011 by former members of the U.S. intelligence community, Sera-Brynn also provides threat management, threat hunting, and incident response services. It is ranked #10 worldwide on the Cybersecurity 500 list.

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Sera-Brynn, LLC / Cyber Risk Management

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Suffolk, Virginia 23435

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