Free FISASCORE estimate

FISASCORE is a comprehensive, risk-based measurement of information security assigned to your company based on a proven and thorough assessment process. Once completed, FISASCORE will identify critical vulnerabilities, control gaps/ deficiencies, and applicable threats to the security of your organization.   WHY IS A FISASCORE IMPORTANT?   FISASCORE allows businesses and organizations to know and…

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Top 8 Security Risk Assessment Findings

We conduct dozens of security risk assessments for clients each year. It’s not surprising that we see a common pattern of issues among many of the organizations.  Below is a description of these issues and what you can do to manage the risk associated with them.  These common issues (vulnerabilities) made the list because they…

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4 Types of Threats

No matter how long you have been dealing with HIPAA there are probably some parts you just don’t get.  In the end, the HIPAA Security Rule exists to prevent bad stuff from happening.  So what is your risk of bad stuff happening?  That’s the purpose of one of the HIPAA requirements “conduct an accurate and…

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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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