Security

The Motives Behind Ransomware: Financial Gain or Just Destruction?

Posted date: September 22, 2017

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 ...

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NotPetya Ransomware Not Designed to Make Money

Posted date: August 25, 2017

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 ...

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Phishing Scams – How to Protect your Business

Posted date: July 28, 2017

What is a Phishing Scam? Phishing scams are typically fraudulent email messages appearing to come from legitimate enterprises in order to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details and, indirectly, money. T ...

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Security? What Security? Four Million Stolen Data Records Everyday

Posted date: May 26, 2017

Nearly 1.4 billion data records were stolen by hackers or lost during 2016, almost double the number of what was comprised the previous year, according to figures published in Gemalto’s Breach Level Index Report for 2016.   This number is on ...

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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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C-level Executives and IT Professionals Disagree on Cybersecurity Risks

Posted date: April 14, 2017

A recent study done by BAE  Systems shows an alarming difference of opinion between C-level executives and IT professionals regarding the cyber risk to business and what needs to be done to battle it.  Mike and Amy discuss the study and the possibl ...

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Microsoft and Facebook Take Measures Combat Cyber Threats

Posted date: April 12, 2017

Why are major companies investing so heavily in Cybersecurity?  Mike and Amy discuss the new plans Microsoft and Facebook have made in this segment of the BLIT. Learn more about what your business should be doing regarding two-factor authentication ...

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