Decosimo’s Brian Joyce Earns Certification As Common Security Framework Practitioner

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Brian Joyce
Brian Joyce

Decosimo announced that Brian Joyce has earned the designation of certified common security framework practitioner from the Health Information Trust Alliance.

As the director of Information Technology and Security for Decosimo,  Mr. Joyce oversees all aspects of the firm’s IT needs, including planning, design and implementation of network systems. He is also responsible for overseeing client and server-side applications and security analysis.

The Common Security Framework is the most widely adopted information security criteria in the U.S. healthcare industry. The HITRUST CSF Assurance Program is the most commonly utilized program for assessing the security posture of business associates and managing third-party compliance, said officials.

For those professionals seeking certification under CSF, the HITRUST Academy offers the only training courses designed to educate healthcare security professionals about information protection in the healthcare industry and the utilization of the HITRUST CSF to manage risk. The courses are intended to prepare security professionals for assessing against the evolving compliance landscape shaped by HITECH, HIPAA, CMS and various other federal, state and business requirements. 

“With the advent of HIPAA and other policies, the healthcare industry has made information security one of its top business priorities, and working within the Common Security Framework is an important part of our firm’s service to our healthcare clients,” said Nick Decosimo, firm-wide managing principal. “In becoming a certified practitioner under the CSF, Brian Joyce once again demonstrated his dedication to continuing education and his service to our clients. We know that our clients will benefit from the knowledge and expertise that Brian gained in going through this certification process.”

Mr. Joyce leads Decosimo’s HIPAA compliance risk assessment services offered to healthcare entities and the various business associates of healthcare entities who must comply with the complex HIPAA Security, Privacy and Breach Notification Rule or face stiff monetary penalties. 

In addition to the CSF, Mr. Joyce holds the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium’s highest designation, the CISSP certificate. He also has earned several Global Information Assurance Certifications. Certified Incident Handler, Security Essentials and the Critical Infrastructure Protection are among the designations Mr. Joyce has gained through his continuing education efforts.


World's Largest One-Day Simulcast Leadership Conference Returns To Cleveland

Leadercast, the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, will be broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 6. This year marks the 16th year of the annual leadership conference and the fourth year that the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and People for Care and Learning will host the event at First Baptist Church.   ... (click for more)

BEST/MATRR Officials Say "TVA Wastes Their Time And Our Money"

TVA Wastes Their Time and Our Money Bellefonte Efficiency and Sustainability Team/Mothers Against Tennessee River Radiation, a chapter of Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, presented a report on Friday showing TVA’s "waste of money on nuclear power."   The group called for a withdrawal of the operating license for Bellefonte nuclear power plant in Hollywood, Ala.  ... (click for more)

Female, 18, Shot On South Seminole Early Saturday Morning

An 18-year-old female was shot in the leg on South Seminole early Saturday morning. Chattanooga Police responded to the 200 block of South Seminole after a report of a shooting. There police located one victim suffering from a single, non-life threatening gunshot wound. T he victim, Cierra L Kirksey, was inside her home when the shooting occurred. The suspect was ... (click for more)

Almost $5 Million In Donations Received For Organ Donor Awareness Since Program Began

Hamilton County Clerk Bill Knowles, one of the founding board members of the Tennessee County Clerks Organ Donor Awareness Foundation, announce d that in 2015  the  95 Tennessee County Clerk offices marked a milestone of receiving almost $5 million in donations since its formation in 1996. Mr. Knowles said,  “Over  the years  Hamilton County  consistently ... (click for more)

Black History Month Hero - Theodore McGraw (Kidd) AKA "Pongee"

I grew up in "Old St. Elmo" on 39th Street behind the Incline. As a child I remember my older brother "Pongee" as being my hero. This month of February being Black History Month, I cannot think of a better person to be honored than my late older brother, Theodore McGraw (Kidd) aka "Pongee" of St. Elmo (Gamble Town). Growing up without my father, Theodore was always available ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: About Lions & Elephants

A family of lions is called a ‘pride’ and rightfully so. The boss of the pride is indeed the ‘King of the Jungle’ and he makes all the big decisions, like when they go hunting, who is going to be ‘boyfriend-girlfriend’ and is quick to settle any family quarrels. But, as with all in nature, there comes a day when the King gets too old to rule. His teeth are loose, his gait hampered ... (click for more)