Information Technology

Living in a world of IoT – Is it safe?

Posted date: July 5, 2018

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 abou ...

Read More »

Creating a Culture of IT Security

Posted date: June 25, 2018

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 ...

Read More »

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’ ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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

Posted date: March 22, 2017

(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 th ...

Read More »

Part 1: White Hat Hackers – Using Their Powers for Good

Posted date: April 4, 2016

  Jonah, a not-so-typical 16-year-old, was making thousands of dollars by ripping off some of the world’s biggest tech companies. There were no passwords compromised, there were no hacks into databases, but simply face-to-face interactions ...

Read More »

Upgrade Business Technology to Prevent a Malware Attack

Posted date: February 11, 2016

  We often discuss malware attacks, hacking, vulnerability, viruses, and the list goes on. Cisco, a well-respected networking giant, recently released their annual report. The report contained statistics stating that only 54 percent of businesse ...

Read More »