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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…

COVID-19 Business Strategies

As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak continues to affect people and businesses across the nation and worldwide, Accent Consulting is doing whatever we can to support our employees, other local businesses and local communities. We are still here, working remotely, offering support where it is needed, IT or otherwise. It is important to us that our…

Mastermind Event Speaker

  Accent Consulting founder and owner, Phil Wright, will be speaking at the Mastermind Event in San Diego on March 26-27, 2020!  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Get the answers you need to GROW your business – GUARANTEED!!! This is a 2 DAY interactive educational event with Sales, Marketing and Growth sessions. Hear and Learn from other successful business…

Best Practices for Combating Spear Phishing

As we head into 2020, it’s clear that cybercriminals will continue using spear-phishing attacks as a go-to tactic for attacking victims. In these breaches, attackers heavily research their targets and craft carefully designed messages, usually impersonating a trusted colleague, website, or business. The attacks are designed to steal login credentials, financial data, and other information…