3/27/18 → DFARS – Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Presentation

Mar 27, 2018 -

Everyone welcome!

Heather EngelStrategic Planning for Cyber Risk: Protecting Data and Meeting Regulatory Requirements with NIST SP 800-171

If your organization accepts Federal or Department of Defense dollars, understanding Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR) and NIST SP 800-171 is a critical compliance issue that affects everything from risk management to supply chain security. These regulations cast a wide net impacting manufacturer’s, research organizations, aerospace, colleges and universities, and cloud services; and the scope is expected to grow in 2018 as the government regulations expand. This framework is also being adopted across industries as a standard for protecting the confidentiality of data.

In this session, Heather Engel, a recognized expert on audit and compliance with deep expertise in government cyber regulation, will discuss what these requirements may mean for your organization, present practical solutions for implementing controls, and offer insight into what to expect from future regulations. By planning, implementing, and auditing based on cyber risk intelligence, organizations can measurably improve security and protect the value of information. This session will also briefly explore mapping other regulations to NIST 800-171 including GDPR, NIST 800-53, ISO 27000, and 23 NYCRR 500 to find efficiencies in managing various aspects of compliance.

  • Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Concept Conference Room, 1880 Pratt Drive, Suite 2018


Speaker: Heather Engel
Chief Strategy Officer at Sera-Brynn

Sera BrynnBio: About Heather Engel: Heather Engel is Chief Strategy Officer at Sera-Brynn, a globally ranked cyber risk management firm headquartered in Suffolk, Virginia where she oversees the Audit and Advisory business line. She has over 18 years of experience in risk management, information assurance, business continuity planning, and security program development. Prior to Sera-Brynn, Ms. Engel assisted government agencies and the Department of Defense in securing advanced information systems, developing cybersecurity programs, and coordinating cyber warfare exercises.

She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor, and a Fully Qualified Navy Validator. Ms. Engel holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. She is a 2015 Inside Business Women in Business Honoree and sits on the board of Virginia Economic Development Partnership. In 2017, she oversaw Sera-Brynn’s certification as a Third Party Assessment Organization under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

In the past year, she has been a featured or keynote speaker at numerous conferences across the country, served on cybersecurity panels with Former Vice President Joe Biden and Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, authored several journal articles, and frequently appears in the media providing commentary on cyber security.

About Sera-Brynn: Sera-Brynn is a global cyber risk management audit and advisory firm, a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), and a Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) certified under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Founded in 2011 by former members of the U.S. intelligence community, Sera-Brynn is ranked #9 worldwide on the Cybersecurity 500 list and is known for its cyber risk management services.

Learn more about Sera-Brynn at www.sera-brynn.com, or connect with us at info@Sera-Brynn.com.