Sustainability Accounting Course

I am getting my CEUs from WesternCPE this week. Today I am taking a class on sustainable accounting methods. While not an SEC company and certainly not required to report nor provide a formal accounting, I am proud of the efforts that Centriworks has taken to increase sustainability awareness in our company and our clients over the past years. From our Centriworks Greenworks program to our Printworks+ program for clients, to GoGreenET.com, we have endeavored to make East Tennessee a better place to live.

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Centriworks Earns CompTIA Security Trustmark+™

Centriworks, East Tennessee’s oldest and largest business technology company, announced today it has received the CompTIA Security Trustmark+ from CompTIA, the non-profit association for the world’s information technology (IT) industry.

The CompTIA Security Trustmark+ validates that Centriworks uses the security processes identified by the IT industry as generally accepted best practices and has been evaluated by an independent third-party assessor as meeting the criteria established by the CompTIA Security Trustmark+. Based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, the CompTIA Security Trustmark+ is a comprehensive review of the security posture of any IT business, applicable across multiple industries and compliance regulations.

“The CompTIA Security Trustmark+ signifies that Centriworks adheres to our industry’s highest standards for security practices and business processes in critical components of identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery as related to data security,” said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA. “Earning the Security Trustmark+ demonstrates a true commitment to address the challenges of security compliance facing our industry today.”

To earn the CompTIA Security Trustmark+ Centriworks successfully passed an independent assessment of their security policies, capabilities, practices, and processes against industry best practices in areas such as:

  • Security technologies, including firewalls, anti-Virus/ malware/ spyware, and intrusion detection
  • Vulnerability assessment detection
  • Data encryption
  • Technical employee knowledge/expertise
  • Security clearances and background checks
  • Physical and hardware security
  • Permissions, passwords, and other security requirements
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If you build it, they will come!

Bravo to Randy Boyd for bringing a comprehensive, logical, and practical plan to the table to develop the area north of the Old City.  This plan, in conjunction with Jim Clayton’s Science Museum, should go far to help make Knoxville into a destination city for vacationers. Maybe between the two of them, there will be enough political clout to get it done.

I am reminded of other ventures from 20 years ago that could have had the same type of potential. That was the Universe Knoxville concept and the Worsham-Watkins plan for the development of the down-town/Convention Center/Market Square area. For those of you who were not here in the year 2000, the plans included a world-class planetarium (modeled after the Hayden Planetarium in New York City), and an anchor hotel for the convention center, and development of the Market Square area. The NO vote for the planetarium set back the development of Street by a decade. And there was no anchor hotel for the convention center area for 15 years.

Our company donated the branding and design work for PR efforts. I have attached one of the PSA’s for the Universe Knoxville concept for your viewing pleasure.

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Centriworks – connecting IT solutions in businesses for over 15 years!

A great commercial created by our marketing company, 17 years ago! We are your best option for IT solutions and managed IT services!

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