“Michigan Reimagined” Podcast: Cyber-Security and IT Challenges with Work-From-Home

Recently, our CEO Mike Maddox was invited to be a guest on the Michigan Reimagined podcast hosted by Chris Buck. As a previous economic development director for Meridian Township and the current Senior Managing Director and COO for Martin Commercial Properties, Chris's podcast features conversations with local business leaders [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:35:08-04:00June 29th, 2020|Bottom Line IT, Business, COVID 19, Data Security, Email, Internet Security, IT Hardware, IT Infrastructure, IT Services, IT Strategy, Managed IT Services, Managed Security Services|Comments Off on “Michigan Reimagined” Podcast: Cyber-Security and IT Challenges with Work-From-Home

ASK Recognized on CRN’s 2020 MSP500 List

Lansing, Michigan June 13, 2020 – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company has named ASK to its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category.  This popular list identifies North American solution providers that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements, and a higher rate of return on investments for their customers. These accomplished MSPs work tirelessly to guide their customers and create solutions for complex IT issues.   This annual list is [...]

Technology and Cybersecurity Steps to Prepare Your Business for COVID-19

Planning for disasters has always been a focus for business owners. But what do you think of when you hear “disaster planning”? Most business owners think about how to prepare their business in the case of a fire, flood, tornado or other natural disasters. It’s not often that we think [...]

Why Cybersecurity Should Not Be Your IT Manager’s Burden

We love your IT manager. But can we tell you something? Placing your company’s cybersecurity on their already weighed down shoulders is a slippery slope that can have devastating repercussions. It also shouldn’t be their responsibility in the first place. A CEO’s job is to eliminate the things that [...]

ASK Named One of 2019 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®

Tech Elite 250 List Recognizes Highest Achieving IT Solution Providers in Vendor Certifications Lansing, MI, April 3, 2019 – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2019 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors a select [...]

ASK Recognized for Excellence in Managed Security Services

Lansing, MI, March 5, 2019 – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to [...]

Orbitform Increases Cybersecurity Measures with Live Security Monitoring

Orbitform partners with ASK to protect data against cyber-attacks. LANSING, Mich., January 15, 2019— Orbitform, a leader in Michigan manufacturing design, riveting, forming, fastening, and assembly equipment, is proactively working to protect its organization and increase its cybersecurity posture with Live Security Monitoring through Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), an [...]

By |2020-02-21T15:01:41-05:00January 11th, 2019|Mike Maddox, Security Incidents|0 Comments

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 [...]

Simple Security To-Do: Lock Your Computer Screen

Sometimes it is the simple things that make a difference. If you haven’t figured it out yet, your behavior and how you keep your office has an impact on the security of your employer. We’re not talking about a small impact either. Your interaction with your email, password hygiene, and [...]

By |2019-08-05T20:38:28-04:00May 23rd, 2018|Security Incidents|0 Comments