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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Security Strategy

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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How to use the CLOUD in your business

5 security questions to ask before clicking on a link BY Karl Thomas

The following article is provided by ESET, NorthStar’s Anti-virus partner.  To learn more tips on how to prevent viruses, malware, and other security threats visit www.welivesecurity.com URLs used to be a nice and simple way to link to an online destination without a long and fiddly URL, but in today’s world of advancing cybercrime they can lead…

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Laptops or Tablets

Modern Work/Life World Mobile Devices Extend Your Reach in Business and Beyond In the modern work/life world, more and more employees are utilizing a variety of mobile technology to conduct business. Using a combination of laptops, tablets and smartphones, business can now be conducted from virtually anywhere, helping to create a better work/life balance.  …

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Safe and Memorable Pa$$w0rdz

Have you ever sat in front of an ATM trying to remember your pin?  The same pin you have had for 8 years? Ok maybe it is just me but I bet you have forgotten a password here and there if not multiple times TODAY! So what do we do to try to simplify our…

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