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See you at RESPRO 27

Join executives from the country’s leading real estate brokers, home builders, mortgage lenders, and title/settlement service companies for the premier conference on affiliated businesses and strategic alliances in the home buying and financing industry.

RESPRO27 will be April 23-24, 2020 at the Tempe Marriott at the Buttes. This conference will be full of the quality “Best Practices” Sessions, Regulatory Workshops, and Idea-Sharing Round-tables that RESPRO® conference attendees have come to expect. In addition, the networking opportunities with your current and potential partners will be invaluable!

Cloudstar will be exhibiting, and we look forward to seeing you there.

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Cloudstar to Sponsor NS3

Cloudstar is please to announce that we will be sponsoring / exhibiting at the 2020 National Settlements Services Summit. Stop by to visit the Cloudstar team – we look forward to seeing you!

What is NS3?

NS3 attracts more than 800 professionals from across the country. It’s an educational experience unlike any other with a roster of expert speakers and noted industry leaders who take the stage for three days of comprehensive educational presentations and dynamic panel discussions. Attendees return year after year to learn the latest strategies to advance their businesses and stay current on the most recent legislative, regulatory and compliance developments.

October Research, LLC is committed to educating those in all areas of the real estate transaction. NS3 provides the educational and relationship-building experiences necessary to ensure all attendees are At The Center of the discussion and are positioned for success.

Meet with leaders, peers and prospects all in one place
NS3 offers extensive face-to-face networking opportunities. We take pride in having the industry’s most highly-anticipated events of the year: the conversation-starting Opening Night Reception, the popular Networking Reception and the fun Networking Nightcap all of which are included in the price of registration—No extra charge! In addition, attendees are given the opportunity to interact with colleagues and potential partners throughout the event with access to meeting rooms reserved specifically for NS3 attendees to discuss business deals and partnerships.



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FDIC Issues Cyber Security Memo

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today issued a statement the summary of which is:


In response to the heightened cybersecurity risk facing the financial services industry and other critical business sectors, the FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued an interagency statement on heightened cybersecurity risk. The statement focuses on risk management principles that can reduce the risk of a cyber-attack and minimize business disruptions.

Statement of Applicability to Institutions under $1 Billion in Total Assets: This Financial Institution Letter applies to all FDIC-supervised institutions, including community institutions.


  • The Department of Homeland Security has indicated there is heightened risk of cyber-attack against U.S. targets because of increased geopolitical tension.
  • The current environment provides an opportunity for banks to re-evaluate the adequacy of safeguards to protect against various types of cybersecurity risk.
  • The attached Heightened Cybersecurity Risk document highlights principles previously articulated by the FDIC and other banking regulators including: business resilience, authentication, system configuration, security tool, data protection, and employee training.
  • When banks apply cybersecurity risk management principles and risk mitigation techniques, they reduce the risk of a cyber attack’s success and minimize the negative impacts of a disruptive and destructive cyber attack.



  • FDIC-Supervised Institutions


Suggested Routing:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer



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Amanda Eubanks, MBA Joins Cloudstar Team

Jacksonville, FL 12/20/19  Cloudstar is pleased to announce that Amanda Eubanks has joined our back office team.  Amanda earned both her MBA, and a BS in Accounting, from Colorado Technical University while also being credentialed as an IRS Certified EA. Her extensive background includes experience as a Sr. Financial Claims Analyst / Auditor for Bell South Communications, Support Agent at AT&T, Manager & Financial Analyst at Control Point Solutions, and a Carrier Invoice Analyst at Fidelity National Financial.

Amanda will be in charge of running our billing office, in addition to managing our telecommunications auditing department.

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Heidi Griffie Joins Cloudstar as Sr. ResWare Administrator

Heidi brings to Cloudstar 10 years of experience in the Title and Escrow industry

Jacksonville, Florida, December 2, 2019 – Cloudstar is proud to announce and welcome Heidi Griffie as Sr. ResWare Administrator. Heidi will be responsible working in coordination with our Title Production Team to support and manage Cloudstar customers who utilize the ResWare software platform.

Heidi Griffie has 10 years of experience working in the title and escrow industry and 9 years of experience working in ResWare. Heidi started her career working for a national title company in a variety of roles including her most recent role as Branch Manager. In this role Heidi wore many hats in addition to the administration of ResWare whereas her responsibilities also included the training of all new hires on the ResWare system. Heidi is a proven expert in ResWare, specializing in the creation and modification of documents, workflows, and providing process analysis to maximize productivity. Heidi’s experience has and will continue to allow her to provide outstanding customer service for Cloudstar’s customers at every level.

“On behalf of Cloudstar I would like to personally welcome Heidi to the team. Cloudstar’s software consulting department is seeing tremendous growth right now and we cannot be more excited to grow with the addition of Heidi to the team as our Senior ResWare Administrator”
– said Christopher Cury, EVP Customer Experience, Cloudstar.



Cloudstar is an emerging leader in financial services technology, with a focus on mortgage origination, title insurance, real estate, law, risk & compliance, consulting and outsourcing solutions. Through the breadth of our solutions portfolio, and our subsidiary companies MortgagePhish, & Teletonix Communications, Cloudstar delivers a wide variety of solutions to thousands of customers located throughout the United States and emerging global markets.

Our Core services include colocation, public & private cloud, virtualization, cyber security, IT resiliency, telecommunications, application integration, and industry specific business development and workflow consulting.

Cloudstar continually strives to make customer service our number one focus being mindful that our success depends on the success of our customers. We take information security very seriously, never losing sight of our obligations to protect and secure the confidential assets of our clients and their customers.

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Cloudstar Launches Second System

SecondSystem from Cloudstar allows your IT workloads to be replicated from virtual or physical environments to our advanced security cloud infrastructure. With over a decade of disaster recovery expertise, we can go far beyond simple backup to ensure all your key workloads are protected – and the disaster recovery process is tuned to your business priorities and compliance needs.

We know from experience that disaster recovery plans are different for each organization. Our solutions are built around that premise. Our experienced disaster recovery engineers will help guide you through the entire process from design to implementation. From first click, to failover, we are there every step of the way.

Always On, Always Available, IT Resiliency. Learn more at

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MortgagePhish, a Cloudstar company, to exhibit at Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Expo 2019

We hope you’ll join us this year at MBA’s Annual Convention & Expo 2019
October 27-30 | Austin Convention Center

MortgagePhish, a Cloudstar company, will be exhibiting, and we look forward to seeing our friends and customers.

Every year, MBA’s Annual Convention & Expo is the place to come together to leverage our collective strength and achieve the bests results for your business and our industry. This year, the country’s largest gathering of real estate finance professionals is headed to our nation’s capital and it’s going to be MONUMENTAL!

Home to both the MBA and decision-makers influencing the industry’s future, Washington, DC is an ideal location to join us for unparalleled networking, learning and access. Featuring the biggest names and the brightest minds in the industry and beyond — as well as thousands of your colleagues — there is no other event like it all year. 

The agenda is packed with general sessions, breakouts, meetings and networking events for a variety of experience levels in residential mortgage lending. From practical breakout sessions that dig deep on operations and strategy to inspiring general sessions that provide vision and insight on policy and market trends, there is something for everyone. See the schedule for more details. 

Make a compelling pitch – download our sample business case letter to show your manager exactly why you need join your peers and colleagues in Washington, DC for what will be a MONUMENTAL convention experience.

Mortgage Bankers Association



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Cloudstar to Sponsor ALTA One 2019

ALTA ONE is the most important event for the title insurance industry. Each year, it unites all ALTA members in one place to get inspired, gain knowledge and work together to protect the property rights of homebuyers. ALTA ONE features stimulating speakers, dynamic networking opportunities and a forum for keeping up with best practices and regulation changes.

This year’s ALTA One conference will be held at The Fairmont in Austin, Texas.

In lieu of our presence in incarnate, you will be greeted by several of our large format and thought provoking advertisements located strategically throughout the central elevator bays…. reminding you to elevate your experience, with the cloud services by Cloudstar.

ALTA One 2019

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The 3 Lies of Wirefraud

[and the truths behind the myths]

When it comes to wire fraud in the title industry, false security runs rampant. This false security
precedes a set of lies commonly believed by agents, due in no small part to the rhetoric
surrounding wire fraud. This leads us to discuss and debunk three common lies surrounding wire

Read our new whitepaper: HERE

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Cloudstar Sponsors 2019 October Research Cyber Security Report

With data breaches from Equifax to Baltimore to Capital One growing around the country, what can you do to stay ahead of the bad actors and protect your most sensitive data?

DOWNLOAD your free report HERE

Learn about:

  • Recent data security issues provide lessons for all
  • The real threats to cybersecurity efforts today
  • Push for wire fraud education comes from all sides
  • Baltimore getting back to usual after ransomware halts closings
  • FinCEN announces new efforts to combat business email compromise
    And more…


2019 Legal Description October Research Cyber Security Report

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