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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Learn the basics of safety during NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) — held annually in October — is a collaborative effort between government, industry and organizations of all sizes to help you — and everyone — stay safer and more secure online. Since its inception under leadership from the…

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How to Start an Information Security “Program”

Executives and board members are slowly but surely starting to realize that information security efforts need to become a priority.  Current efforts to protect information are now subject to more scrutiny by their customers, insurance companies and the government.  Ransomware and cyberattacks have elevated global awareness of what makes for a solid information security “program.” But in fact, a “program” is…

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Satkunam Receives Cyber Security Certification

  Satkunam Receives Cyber Security Certification Ken Satkunam, President of NorthStar Technology Group, has recently received his Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) from ISACA The CISM certification promotes international security practices and recognizes the individual who manages, designs, and oversees and assesses an enterprise’s information security. Ken assists businesses and healthcare organization to assess their…

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HIMSS 2017 and the Rural Healthcare Market

HIMSS 2017 and the Rural Healthcare Market I attended my first HIMSS (Healthcare Information Management Systems Society) conference in Orlando this last week.  HIMSS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare through the best use of information technology and management systems. The size and scope of this conference is gigantic. Every year the event…

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Schlader receives HCISPP Certification

Schlader Receives HCISPP Certification Mark Schlader, Director of Consulting Services at NorthStar Technology Group, has recently received his Health Care Information Security and Privacy Practitioner certification through (ISC)2. HCISPPs are at the forefront of protecting patient health information. These are the practitioners whose foundational knowledge and experience unite healthcare information security and privacy best practices…

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Learn the basics of safety during NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) — held annually in October — is a collaborative effort between government, industry and organizations of all sizes to help you — and everyone — stay safer and more secure online. Throughout October, NorthStar will be providing FREE…

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5 Reasons Why How You Select Your Presidential Candidate Is Also Making Your Organization Insecure   The 2016 Presidential election season stretch is before us and like you, I am bombarded by news of how great one candidate is and how awful the rest are.   I see daily battles on social media between friends and…

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NIST Security Framework

Developing a plan for your organization’s security can seem like a daunting task, but there is help available The framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology is the standard for information security and with governmental compliance in a number of areas, including HIPAA.  The NIST Security Framework, created through collaboration between government and…

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5 Easy Things To Protect Your Business Now

 5 Easy Things You Should Do To Protect Your Business Now     Let’s face it: no one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less plan for them. We want to give you a quick “brush-up” on some simple things you can (and should!) be doing to protect your business. Review Your…

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How SPAM puts your business at Risk

There are two broad categories of SPAM… malicious and non-malicious.  Non-malicious SPAM is typically email intended to solicit business and while it may reduce employee productivity, it is not a threat to your business computers, network or data. The stuff you have to worry about is the SPAM your employees may be clicking that can…

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