News for 2017

A New Variant of Crypto-Ransomware Hits the Globe

 Posted date: May 15, 2017

Have you heard the news? On Friday, May 12th, a new variant of Crypto-Ransomware (WannaCry) was released worldwide causing major disruptions at hospitals, private and public institutions, and has since garnered major media attention. This attack was ...

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Amazon Cloud Services Outages – Is The Cloud Worth It?

 Posted date: May 12, 2017

Josh, ASK ESS Manager, joins Mike Maddox in the studio to discuss the recent outage of Amazon Cloud Services in this segment of this segment of the Bottom Line IT Security Segment.  They get into the topic of the Cloud in general and if business man ...

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WikiLeaks Releases CIA Documents

 Posted date: May 4, 2017

Josh, head of Enhanced Security Solutions at ASK joins Mike in this segment of the Bottom Line IT Show. He discusses the recent WikiLeaks release of the CIA’s cybercrime tools and what this may mean for all of us.  Josh and Mike also get into ...

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Siemens Push for Digitization of Manufacturing

 Posted date: April 28, 2017

Siemens is going “all in” on technology advances to revamp their manufacturing processes.  This massive company is gaining efficiency and return on investment based on their integral use of technology.  Mike and Erik discuss the advantage of th ...

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Why Your Corporate Cyber Security Program Doesn’t Work

 Posted date: April 26, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25th, ASK had the privilege of being a sponsor and panel moderator at the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) 2017 MFG Forum. This year’s forum theme was cyber security, business innovation, and the importance of protecti ...

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Data Breaches Reach All Time High

 Posted date: April 24, 2017

Data breaches reached all-time highs in 2016 and they continue to rise each year. While this is alarming, the real story is that the situation is even worse, as most cyber breaches go unreported or under-reported. Listen as Mike and Amy discuss this ...

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Cyber Security Breach: It’s Not If, It’s When

 Posted date: April 19, 2017

Learn from the technology and law experts on why cybercrime isn’t worth the risk Lansing, Michigan, April 17, 2017 – ASK, an IT and security consulting company, and Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, a full-service Michigan law firm, annou ...

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C-level Executives and IT Professionals Disagree on Cybersecurity Risks

 Posted date: April 14, 2017

A recent study done by BAE  Systems shows an alarming difference of opinion between C-level executives and IT professionals regarding the cyber risk to business and what needs to be done to battle it.  Mike and Amy discuss the study and the possibl ...

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Microsoft and Facebook Take Measures Combat Cyber Threats

 Posted date: April 12, 2017

Why are major companies investing so heavily in Cybersecurity?  Mike and Amy discuss the new plans Microsoft and Facebook have made in this segment of the BLIT. Learn more about what your business should be doing regarding two-factor authentication ...

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ASK Named One of 2017 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®

 Posted date: April 3, 2017

Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications. Lansing, Michigan, April 3, 2017 – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has ...

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