San Francisco, Calif. – June 30, 2017 – BPM LLP announced today, it is expanding its presence to Eugene, Oregon by combining with information security firm Info@Risk, Inc. on July 1, 2017.
Info@Risk provides detailed, high-value comprehensive penetration testing and risk assessments for clients. Since its inception in 1998, the firm has conducted more than 1,200 penetration tests for financial institutions, public utilities, commercial enterprises, health care institutions and government entities nationwide.
“Information security is complex and dynamic; knowing how to address your organization’s biggest cyber risks is a challenge. Our penetration test and program assessment services take the guesswork out of deciding which security issues need to be addressed first,” said David Trepp, CEO of Info@Risk.
“As we investigated BPM— the only company headquartered in California that is accredited to perform ISO 27001 certifications, FedRAMP assessments and SOC 1/SOC 2 examinations – we knew it would be special. This opportunity allows us to serve clients in a new way: the full scope of IT assurance services, backed by a full complement of a firm with resources to provide services in tax and advisory.”
Unlike assessors with highly automated services, Info@Risk’s comprehensive penetration testing incorporates technological, human and physical attacks across an organization’s entire infrastructure. As a result of their processes and technologies, along with the dedication of their personnel, Info@Risk has become one of the most sought after penetration testing and risk assessment firms in the nation.
“When we met David and his team at Info@Risk—we knew we had discovered a firm that is committed to the success of its people and clients consistent with our culture and mission,” said Jim Wallace, CEO of BPM.
“This service offering is a natural fit into our Information Technology Audit and Compliance Practice, allowing us to better serve both our current and future clients. Any organization that needs to comply with cyber security standards or is concerned about cyber security will benefit greatly from this service.”
BPM was recognized by Accounting Today’s “Beyond the Top 100 Firms to Watch” as one of the Top 10 Firms in the West. More recently, Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) and American Women’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) honored BPM as a Best Public Accounting Firm for Women and Leadership Equity for the third year in a row.
Beginning on July 1, all 20 of Info@Risk’s employees will operate under BPM, allowing BPM to expand its reach into the Pacific Northwest.
Companies that have questions or would like to discuss penetration testing in more detail should contact Chair of BPM's Information Technology Audit and Compliance Group, Sumit Kalra at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 999-4553.
Founded in 1986, BPM is one of the largest California-based public accounting and advisory firms, ranked as one of the 50 major firms in the country. With six offices across the Bay Area – as well as offices in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands – we serve emerging, mid-cap, and closely-held businesses as well as high-net-worth individuals in a broad reach of industries. From financial services, technology, life science and consumer business to real estate, nonprofits, wine and craft beverages, we are committed to the success of our clients. Our International Tax Practice is one of the largest on the West Coast and our well-recognized SEC Practice serves approximately 35 public reporting companies. We are listed as one of the “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women,” and the San Francisco Business Times, North Bay Business Journal and Silicon Valley Business Journal all list BPM as one of the “Best Places to Work.” Accounting Today ranked us as the #1 "Best Firm to Work for" in the nation, in the Large Firm Category, and one of the Top 10 Firms in the West. We have been recognized as a “Best of Accounting” winner for client service excellence – an honor less than 1% of all accounting firms in the U.S. and Canada earned, for providing exemplary client service. Most recently, 2018 Vault Accounting 50 ranked us the #1 Firm for Diversity and Minorities, and #21 for Best Accounting Firm to Work For.
Partner-in-Charge, BPM’s Information Technology Audit and Compliance Group