News for 2017

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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Cybercrime as a Service: A Growing Business

 Posted date: June 23, 2017

You’ve heard of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and even Cybersecurity as a Service (CaaS), but have you heard of Cybercrime as a Service? Yes, indeed, in this day and age, if you want to hack someone, you don’t n ...

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ASK Ranked Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by MSPmentor

 Posted date: June 19, 2017

10th Annual MSP 501 Ranking and Study Identifies World’s Most Progressive MSPs in Information Technology June 19, 2017: Application Specialist Kompany (ASK) ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according ...

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What Your Electronic Medical Records are Worth on the Dark Web

 Posted date: June 15, 2017

Did you know your social security number is worth about 10 cents on the dark web? Your credit card numbers will only bring in 25 cents. Although no one wants their social security number or credit card numbers stolen, you have something worth far mor ...

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Banks Facing Increasing Risk – What is Needed to Protect Themselves

 Posted date: June 7, 2017

  Did you know that banks are 300 times more likely to face cyber crimes than other industries? This is according to Kevin Murphy, a member of ISACA, an industry association for security professionals, and a cybersecurity, risk and privacy speci ...

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Security? What Security? Four Million Stolen Data Records Everyday

 Posted date: May 26, 2017

Nearly 1.4 billion data records were stolen by hackers or lost during 2016, almost double the number of what was comprised the previous year, according to figures published in Gemalto’s Breach Level Index Report for 2016.   This number is on ...

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Microsoft Office 365 Outage and How to be Prepared

 Posted date: May 19, 2017

A 17 hour intermittent Microsoft Office 365 outage that prevented some customers from accessing their OneDrive accounts back in March, coupled with two hours of Outlook.com login problems, is driving home the need for cloud-focused business continu ...

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Cyber-Crime: Do We Have Your Attention Now?

 Posted date: May 15, 2017

If you thought your organization was too small to be affected by cyber-crime, it is safe to assume that the WannaCry(ptor) ransomware attack was eye opening. Malware (which includes ransomware), credential theft, and other common cyber-crimes aren’ ...

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