Tag Archives: CSF

Crowd-sourced funding – why you might or might not

Since September last year, early stage companies in Australia have had a number of options when it comes to fundraising. This includes crowd sourced funding (CSF). Already, a number of companies have tested out CSF which now enjoys legislative recognition. In this article, we look at some recent developments and consider what’s involved in CSF, why you might raise funds through CSF, and why you might think twice about it. Our previous thinking on this topic can be found here and here.

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BizTips – What incentives and grants are available to my business?

There is an abundance of incentives, concessions, grants and assistance programs available to Australian businesses, particularly small businesses and startups. From the announcements made in the National Innovation and Science Agenda to changes in crowd-funding laws, let alone those incentives that have been around for many years, the sheer number of possibilities is daunting.

The difficult part for a business owner is understanding which ones are accessible and how valuable and suitable they are to their business. For small businesses and startups, getting this right can mean the difference between survival or business failure.

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Epstein Becker Green Recognized as a HITRUST CSF Assessor to Provide Clients with Security and Privacy Risk Assessment for Protected Health Care Information

Epstein Becker Green has been designated by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as a Common Security Framework (CSF) Assessor. This will allow the firm to provide health care organizations with privacy and security risk assessments to protect the entities from breaches of protected health information (PHI). The health care industry has accepted the HITRUST CSF as the most widely adopted security framework. Epstein Becker Green is the first law firm to become a CSF Assessor and the designation exemplifies the firm’s distinct capability to identify and address risk for health care industry clients.

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