ASK Named to 2018 CRN Fast Growth 150 List

Recognizing Thriving Solution Providers in the IT Channel Lansing, MI, August 14, 2018 – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), an I.T. managed services and cybersecurity company, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2018 Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking [...]

ASK Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

  11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services DATE August 1, 2018: Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), an I.T. managed services and cybersecurity company, ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP [...]

Living in a world of IoT – Is it safe?

The current state of internet connected devices is somewhat precarious. Depending on what day it is and the publication you chose to read, it can be either scourge or savior. Internet Connected Toys Recently consumer groups have raised questions about the safety of connected children’s toys many of which are [...]

Creating a Culture of IT Security

For the last 4 years, I have been an outspoken advocate for the implementation of, what I consider to be basic, security controls. I have preached the gospel of NIST and CIS frameworks to anyone that would listen, expounding the benefits of limiting administrator access, least privileged user, and password [...]

Cyber-Crime: Do We Have Your Attention Now?

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’t just targeted at Fortune 500 companies - they are looking for targets of [...]

A New Variant of Crypto-Ransomware Hits the Globe

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 detrimental to companies of all sizes all over the world. Cyber security is [...]

Why Your Corporate Cyber Security Program Doesn’t Work

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 protecting your business's network. ASK's Josh Gembala wrote the following article for the [...]

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

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, announced today they will hosting a complimentary cyber security seminar for [...]

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

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 named ASK to its 2017 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive [...]

ASK Honored as One of the 2017 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

(Lansing) – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK) has been recognized as one of the 2017 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. ASK will be honored at an awards ceremony during the thirteenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 4, 2017 in [...]