ASK Groundbreaking Ceremony Recap

It was one month ago today that ASK officially kicked off the renovation of our new headquarters at the former Moores Park School in REO Town Lansing. There doesn't seem to be a better way to celebrate 25 years of business than the purchase of our forever home. With roughly [...]

By |2019-08-05T20:38:27-04:00August 8th, 2018|ASK, Bottom Line IT, Business, Community, Mike Maddox|0 Comments

The Motives Behind Ransomware: Financial Gain or Just Destruction?

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 June, was built for speed, as it spread [...]

Hirotec America Announces New Partnership to Gain Manufacturing Excellence

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 improve their operational excellence through a partnership with OTTO Motors. Hirotec’s new move shows [...]

By |2019-08-05T20:38:29-04:00September 8th, 2017|Bottom Line IT|0 Comments

NotPetya Ransomware Not Designed to Make Money

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 is now being regarded as an effort of sabotage and disruption, not an attempt to [...]

Honda Gets Shutdown by WannaCry Ransomeware Attack

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 spread,  attack created a temporary shutdown at Honda’s Sayama Plant [...]

By |2019-08-05T20:38:29-04:00August 11th, 2017|Bottom Line IT, Hack, Hacker Group, Hackers|0 Comments

How NYU Accidentally Shared Military Code Breaking Project with the World

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 have happened and the implications for business owners everywhere in this segment of [...]

By |2019-08-05T20:38:29-04:00July 21st, 2017|Bottom Line IT|0 Comments