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TMCNet:  Kerson Wallaw Acquires Ubitrak and ACCEL-PCI

[June 29, 2020]

Kerson Wallaw Acquires Ubitrak and ACCEL-PCI

Announcement for the IT and Cybersecurity Industry

MONTREAL, June 29, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Kerson Wallaw Inc., a provider of IT and cybersecurity professional services, announces today the acquisition of Ubitrak and ACCEL-PCI, effective June 29, 2020. The acquisition is part of Kerson Wallaw's strategic roadmap to strengthen its position as a major player in the Canadian cybersecurity market.

Commenting on the acquisition James Barnard, Eng., CISA, President and CEO at Kerson Wallaw said "Acquiring Ubitrak and ACCEL-PCI is an exciting leap in expanding our operations. This acquisition helps us position our auditing division as a rising leader and confirms our presence and commitment to this industry. We have a fantastic team and we will continue to deliver top-notch bilingual services to our growing customer base".

Going forward, Ubitrak and ACCEL-PCI will operate as divisions of Kerson Wallaw under their current business names. Christian Richard, former CEO will continue to work closely as an advisor and consultant to ensure a smooth transition."I've been building the auditing expertise in these companies since 2001 and James has been an early contributor to our success. I worked with him for the past 10 years and I know he is the best person to carry on my legacy," said Christian Richard.

ABOUT KERSON WALLAW. Kerson Wallaw Consulting Firm Inc. offers professional IT and cybersecurity services including project management, software development and IS auditing services. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, it has a presence across Canada. Kerson Wallaw aims to be Canada's most recognized go-to partner for IS auditing services.

ABOUT UBITRAK. Ubitrak offers IT security services to the travel industry, call centres, payment service providers and financial institutions in Canada and the United States. Its computer security services include adequate response to attacks, preparation of Policies and Standards, compliance and certification as well as training.

ABOUT ACCEL-PCI. ACCEL-PCI guides small-and-medium-sized merchants through the PCI DSS compliance process via a cost-effective web portal that facilitates the completion of the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), which is a requirement for becoming PCI DSS compliant. ACCEL-PCI is backed by Ubitrak Inc., a Certified Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) based in Montreal, Canada.

SOURCE Kerson Wallaw

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