News for 2017

The Motives Behind Ransomware: Financial Gain or Just Destruction?

 Posted date: September 22, 2017

What are the real motives behind ransomware attacks? Most experts believe most ransomware attacks can be traced back to money, but some experts are now saying that might not always be the case. NotPetya, an attack that targeted the Ukraine this past ...

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ASK and AOS Announce Managed Services Partnership

 Posted date: September 13, 2017

ASK and AOS Form Partnership for Managed IT Services and Managed Print Solutions, Offering Businesses a Comprehensive Technology Solution. Lansing, Michigan – 09/13/2017 – Mike Maddox, president and CEO of Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), an ...

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Hirotec America Announces New Partnership to Gain Manufacturing Excellence

 Posted date: September 8, 2017

Mike and Erik discuss a recent announcement by a very forward thinking and successful Michigan based company, Hirotec America. The company recently announced their efforts to utilize lights out manufacturing to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and ...

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ASK’s Mike Maddox to Present at Continuum’s Navigate 2017

 Posted date: September 6, 2017

Mike Maddox, President and CEO of ASK Presenting “Selling Cybersecurity” At Continuum’s Navigate 2017 conference, October 2-5 in Las Vegas Lansing, Michigan – 08/28/2017 – Mike Maddox, President and CEO at ASK, has been confirmed as a pres ...

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NotPetya Ransomware Not Designed to Make Money

 Posted date: August 25, 2017

NotPetya, the recent ransomware attack that infected PC’s around the world spread faster than the notorious WannaCry ransomware. Its rapid proliferation wasn’t the only thing that set NotPetya apart. According to security experts, this attack ...

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Honda Gets Shutdown by WannaCry Ransomeware Attack

 Posted date: August 11, 2017

On June 19th Honda, one of the largest auto makers in the world, joined Nissan and Renault SA as car manufacturers who had factories attacked by WannaCry. Despite Honda’s efforts to protect its network systems in May in response to WannaCry’s sp ...

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Phishing Scams – How to Protect your Business

 Posted date: July 28, 2017

What is a Phishing Scam? Phishing scams are typically fraudulent email messages appearing to come from legitimate enterprises in order to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details and, indirectly, money. T ...

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How NYU Accidentally Shared Military Code Breaking Project with the World

 Posted date: July 21, 2017

A fascinating story about how an internet cyber researcher uncovered a completely unprotected server holding highly confidential information on a joint project between the Department of Defense, NYU, and IBM.  Mike and Amy discuss how this could hav ...

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How Consumers Feel About Ransomware Following WannaCry

 Posted date: July 14, 2017

The aftermath of the recent WannaCry ransomware is still being felt. This ransomware affected more than 300,000 PCs over 150 countries. This got a lot of publicity and started many people outside of tech talking about the security of their data and t ...

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6 Things You Should Know About ASK’s Total Care Solutions

 Posted date: July 6, 2017

Chances are, your company runs on the success of your technology. Hiring a full IT department internally may not be feasible, and experiencing downtime and unproductivity is simply not an option. So what options do you have? You can continue to scrap ...

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