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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.
(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 Jackson Roberts 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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(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.
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.
In a previous blog article, Marty Kaufman recounts the story of meeting with a business owner who was panicked and in crisis mode because of a cyber attack. If we could backtrack to the days, weeks and months before the attack, we'd probably find that the business owner did not pay much attention to cyber security because he thought the odds of a data breach happening to him was low. As it turned out, the odds were higher than he thought, and it did happen. We can’t go back in time and undo all the damage that has been done by this cyber attack, but we can help other executives avoid stumbling over some common misconceptions that unknowingly increase cyber risk.
You might think that Courtney Casey was destined to work at Accent Computer Solutions since she’s the daughter of Accent’s founder, Marty Kaufman, but when she went to college she was on a path to a career in Fashion Merchandising. During her sophomore year, however, her dad asked her to step in to take care of the monthly email newsletter. When Courtney said yes, it was because she needed a job -- little did she know that the job would turn into a fulfilling career in Marketing.
As if we didn’t have enough to deal with during a pandemic, cyber criminals have increased their attempts to take over accounts, invade networks, kidnap data, and generally wreak havoc during 2020.
You probably know of an organization that has been the victim of a cyber attack because according to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Report, 28% of all data breaches involved small businesses.
Remote employees are only growing in popularity in the business world. Working from home gives companies the opportunity to hire people outside of their immediate area. It’s really a win-win for business and employees alike. Having greater access to talent means better business overall. And working from home is a SUPER perk for employees.
We all know that email scams are going around like crazy these days. Our goal is to keep you and your company safe. There are a few simple techniques that will help with our security efforts. In this article, we’ll cover: Creating a Secure Password How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams And Steps to Prevent Fraudulent Payments So, let's dive in.