BEW Global Assists NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC With ISO 27001 Certification

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) - BEW Global, an industry leader in data and critical asset protection programs, announced that their client, NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC, ("NorthStar") has obtained ISO 27001: 2005 certification. 

NorthStar recently completed an independent audit in accordance with the global security certification standards outlined by the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 report (ISO 27001). An ISO 27001 certification is recognized as the most comprehensive security program and audit across all industries, verifying that an organization possesses the optimal combination of people, processes and technology controls to operate, monitor and maintain an information security management system (ISMS) that meets rigorous international guidelines.

BEW Global is a leading internationally recognized organization that holds a prestigious Associate Consultant Program (ACP) for ISO 27000 standards certification from BSI Group America, Inc., a subsidiary of BSI Group (BSI). BEW Global has provided ISO 27001, (previously BS7799) consulting including gap analysis, risk assessment and certification services to over 100 companies around the world since 2003. 

"The achievement of the ISO 27001 certification is the culmination of a long process of implementing internationally recognized security best practices in order to protect NorthStar's customers and their clients," said Robert Eggebrecht, President and CEO of BEW Global. "This security designation sends a clear message that the sensitive client data NorthStar's customers transmit through their various subsidiary channels remains private."

The ISO 27001 certification applies to all of NorthStar's subsidiaries and affiliates, including CLS Investments, LLC, Orion Advisor Services, LLC, Gemini Fund Services, LLC, Gemcom, LLC, Northern Lights Compliance Services, LLC, and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC. NorthStar chose BEW Global to assist in its ISO 27001 certification process in February 2012, based upon BEW Global's extensive expertise and clear understanding of quality management systems. During the certification process, BEW Global provided ISO 27001 advisory services for NorthStar, which included gap analysis to certification services. The process concluded in June 2013, when NorthStar received a recommendation for certification after BSI finished its final audit report.

"BEW Global was instrumental with helping Orion navigate the planning and implementation of the ISO 27001 Information Security Management System and preparing the Orion team for the Stage 1 and 2 certification audits," said Eric Clarke, President and CEO of Orion Advisor Services, LLC, which is a subsidiary of NorthStar.

About BEW Global
BEW Global is an internationally recognized leader in data and critical asset protection, providing a portfolio of information and network security services to help organizations protect their most critical assets. BEW Global leverages its portfolio of Consulting, Technical and Managed Security Services combined with Security Assessments and Training to help organizations accomplish these goals. BEW's Intelisecure managed data protection services offer 24/7 coverage around the globe with local support in 130 countries and has developed services specific to localized policy development and translation. BEW Global is an independent expert that works with the leading solutions including: Symantec, McAfee (NYSE: MFE), RSA (NYSE: EMC), Websense, Proofpoint (NASDAQ: PFPT), Blue Coat and Cisco. More information is available at www.bewglobal.com.

About NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC
NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC ("NorthStar") was founded in 2003 as a holding company for several subsidiaries which manage and service financial assets. Each NorthStar company offers unique services within the financial industry, including professional money management, pooled investment solutions, integrated technology applications, and compliance services. Together our synergy helps investment advisors enhance their service to clients, increase their operational efficiencies and expand their businesses. NorthStar continually strives to innovate and develop products and services, through its subsidiaries, to strengthen our partners and provide tools and resources to empower investment advisors. For more information, go to www.nstar-financial.com.

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