Information Technology

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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How Much Does Downtime Really Cost Your Business?

Posted date: October 13, 2015

Many SMB owners think IT downtime only costs them a few productive hours, but there’s a lot more at stake when your systems go down. Customer satisfaction and loss of brand integrity are just two of the key losses apart from the more evident costs ...

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5 Things To Do TODAY to Preserve Your Network and Systems

Posted date: September 22, 2015

Here are the steps to preserve your network and systems 1. Backup Files Every Day – As catastrophic as data loss is, the number of businesses that still are not backing up their network is unbelievable. According to the Symantec Small to Medium ...

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