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Accent Computer Solutions

Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. is a managed IT services, cyber security, and IT support provider, serving businesses with 30-500 employees throughout Southern California. The company is headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California, with IT professionals strategically located throughout San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties, as well as Arizona and Texas.

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Cyber Security

17 Foundational Cyber Security Measures Southern California Businesses Need in 2022

By: Accent Computer Solutions
November 23rd, 2021

Hackers are getting more sophisticated. As a result, the minimum security protections that businesses need to defend against cyber criminals have changed. Cyber criminals have advanced the technology they use to sneak in (or bust through) network doors, so the list of must-have cyber security basics has expanded. To have a fighting chance, you need a layered cyber security strategy.  It might be hard to know what those layers should be if you’re not a technology specialist. You might even have a gut feeling that what you’re doing right now isn’t enough. So we’re here to help.

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Cyber Security

Hackers, The WiFi Pineapple, and Small Business

By: Accent Computer Solutions
November 4th, 2021

WiFi-enabled devices are now a part of our everyday lives. Think about it, what isn’t WiFi-enabled in your life? From our cars to our coffee pots, the Internet of Things (IoT) has taken over the world.

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Optimize your business's IT function, understand proper - and cost effective - IT staffing, and learn from the mistakes others have made.

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Cyber Security

What is Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
October 26th, 2021

Far too often, small and medium-sized businesses tend to think that they’re not on a hacker’s radar or that a firewall and antivirus will keep them 100% protected against a breach. But that’s not the case. Cyber criminals steal whatever data they can and often use the compromised network to launch further attacks after penetrating your system or for extortion to sell your data back to you (or the highest bidder). That makes a business of ANY size a prime target.

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Cyber Security

Email Safety Best Practices: How to Stay Safe From Email Scams

By: Accent Computer Solutions
October 12th, 2021

Email scams are almost as old as the internet itself, but the days of easily identifiable email scams are long gone. Today, cyber criminals are doing everything they can to trick unsuspecting recipients into clicking on a dangerous link or sharing sensitive information. Instead of a “Nigerian prince” asking for your bank info so they can transfer a million dollars to your account, scammers are posing as C-level executives and trusted vendors. Now, it’s more important than ever to know what to look for in a scam email and how to keep yourself safe from cyber criminals.

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Cyber Security

Phishing Scams: Can They Be Avoided?

By: Accent Computer Solutions
October 11th, 2021

74% of organizations have suffered phishing attacks. – TechRepublic "Go fish" just got a whole new meaning. Phishing scams are getting harder to detect. Pronounced "fishing," phishing is a way for hackers to get you to turn over passwords, sensitive company data, and bank account information. Usually, it comes in an email, but it can also be web-linked. 

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Company News

Accent Computer Solutions Recognized as a Top Managed Security Service Provider

By: Accent Computer Solutions
September 28th, 2021

MSSP Designation is a Signal of Cyber Security Expertise for Southern California Businesses September 28, 2021 – (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. has again landed on MSSP Alert’s list of the world’s top Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP). The list is published annually by After Nines, an IT industry association that conducts research identifying companies that specialize in cyber security services according to their annual growth, profitability, staff expertise, and technologies that they use.

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Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. Ranked a 2021 Top Managed IT Services Provider

By: Accent Computer Solutions
August 19th, 2021

California Managed IT Services Company Demonstrates Operational Performance Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. has been named to the Top 501 MSP list compiled by IT industry organization, Channel Futures. This annual list ranks Managed Service Providers using a unique methodology that weighs financial performance according to long-term health and viability, commitment to recurring revenue, and operational efficiency.

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Accent Computer Solutions Increases CMMC Compliance Consulting Capacity With the Addition of Four More Registered Practitioners

By: Accent Computer Solutions
April 9th, 2021

(Rancho Cucamonga, CA – April 9, 2021) Southern California companies in the DoD supply chain now have four more consultants to guide them through Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) as Accent Computer Solutions employees achieve Registered Practitioner (RP) status. John Leete, Chris Frye, Jonathan Barger, and Joshua Lowe join Corey Kaufman as CMMC Registered Practitioners, trained to act as advisors to companies seeking CMMC compliance. “Companies that must comply with CMMC need help interpreting the regulations and translating them into a viable security plan,” said Marty Kaufman, President and Founder of Accent Computer Solutions. “We’ve stepped up to the plate to fill this need, which is a natural fit with our deep expertise in cyber security.” Registered Practitioners must undergo training in CMMC methodology, follow a Professional Code of Conduct, and be employed by a Registered Provider Organization (RPO). As an RPO, Accent not only consults with companies seeking CMMC compliance, they’re also able to implement and support the company's security plans if needed.

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Company News | CMMC Compliance

Accent Computer Solutions Equipped for CMMC Consulting as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO)

By: Accent Computer Solutions
February 18th, 2021

(February 17, 2021 – Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. is now a CMMC Registered Provider Organization (RPO) in Southern California. The company has been helping organizations reach and maintain their NIST cyber security framework requirements for many years, and has taken the next steps to demonstrate CMMC proficiency. Corey Kaufman is the company’s first Registered Practitioner (RP), trained to consult with companies regarding Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance. The company will have four more RPs by March 2021.

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Accent Computer Solutions Named a Top Workplace in the Inland Empire

By: Accent Computer Solutions
February 1st, 2021

2020 Award Recognizes How Company Maintained Positive Culture During Pandemic (Rancho Cucamonga, CA – February 1, 2021) Accent Computer Solutions Inc. is on Inland News Group’s Top Workplaces List for 2020. The award is based on responses to an anonymous survey that gathered input on employee experience and engagement.

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