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Is Your Password Safe?

It’s really frightening to see just how vulnerable we are to attack from hackers. A password is not secure enough to be safe from compromise unless you take some precautionary steps. Here are our suggestions to password safety: Use long passwords with variations of numbers, letters, and symbols so they are not easy to guess.Do…

Celebrating 18 Years

We’ve been around since 2002 adapting over the years and finding new and innovate ways to offer the IT services our customers need. We started as a small IT company in Lafayette, IN and have grown to an extensive network of IT techs across Indiana. What have we done in 18 years? Serviced over 400…

Who we are

Accent Consulting is a leader in IT solutions for your business! In simple terms we make sure your computers, server, network, and all devices are running smoothly!   Our goal is to provide expert support to large corporations, small and mid-sized companies, professional offices, and industrial & agricultural facilities. The reliability and security of your IT…

Accent Consulting Named to MSP 501 List

The Channel Futures MSP 501 just announced its 2020 rankings of managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. We are proud to announce that Accent Consulting was among the winners for 2020! We are excited to have earned a ranking in the top half, coming in at #119 on this prestigious list. This is the 13th year of the…

End User Cyber Security Risks and Training Options

In today’s IT environments productivity is necessary, uptime is essential, and security is critical. The latest hardware and software provide layers of protection in hopes of preventing cyber attacks. The newest technology causes most IT providers to forget the weakest link: the end user. A typical user focuses on their job responsibilities without prioritizing security…

Millions of remote desktop accounts are being attacked every week

Brute-force attacks targeting Microsoft’s RDP recently shot up to nearly a million a day Cybercriminals continue to take advantage of the unprecedented number of employees working from home and researchers from Kaspersky have observed a huge spike in attacks targeting users of Microsoft Remote Desktop. Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) allows users to easily connect to their work computers…

Disaster Planning Checklist

We have provided you with a checklist to assess whether your business is secure during these uncertain times. This checklist will identify threats, recovery plans and more during a time of disaster. Important! This checklist should only be used as a starting point for your Disaster Recovery Plan. This is in no way complete; we…

Name Change for Office 365

As of April 21, 2020, Microsoft will be rebranding Office 365 to Microsoft 365. Here are the packages and their new names: Office 365 Business Essentials is now Microsoft 365 Business Basic Office 365 Business Premium is now Microsoft 365 Business Standard Microsoft 365 Business is now Microsoft 365 Business Premium Office 365 Business is…

Accent Working Remotely Security Guides

We are here to help you in this time of crisis, which is why we are giving you these two guides on how to work securely while working remotely, one for employers and one for employees. These guides will help your team understand threats and solutions to those threats while working on a home computer…