Data Security

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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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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Backup vs Disaster Recovery

Posted date: September 6, 2016

Backup and disaster recovery are not directly interchangeable terms; but disaster recovery is not possible without backup in the first place. We do backups because we know we have to, in case we lose the primary versions of data and/or the systems ...

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Top 4 IT Hardware Solutions for Small Businesses

Posted date: July 1, 2016

If you are opening a small business or have been running one for years, setting up the technology and IT aspect of your company can be tedious and overwhelming. Luckily, we have some experience setting up IT hardware solutions for small businesses th ...

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Is Your Business Taking Care of Cyber Security?

Posted date: June 9, 2016

ASK President and CEO Mike Maddox joins Michigan Business Network to discuss a major issue facing every business today – Cyber Security. This is not a new issue and the targets are not only large companies. These hackers are looking for open ...

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Warning: Hackers Got Your Digits

Posted date: May 17, 2016

  Hackers have the ability to learn a lot more about you through your cell phone than you may realize. No matter how careful you are with your data on your mobile device, by simply using your cell phone number, hackers can track your location, p ...

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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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Apple Stands Firm on Data Security Decision Against FBI

Posted date: April 1, 2016

  Though the FBI eventually gained access to the iPhone of one of the San Bernadino gunmen, Apple had no part in helping them get that access. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, challenged the court order telling the company to help the government bypass secu ...

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How Much Should Your Business Spend on IT Security and Management?

Posted date: March 11, 2016

Consider how much a typical business spends on the following: Coffee, soda, bottled water – $9 per employee per month Printing – $14 per employee per month Cleaning services – $25 per employee per month Office and employee suppl ...

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Times Warner Cable Learns a Lesson in Data Security

Posted date: February 3, 2016

  In early January, Time Warner Cable Inc announced a possible data breach of up to 320,000 customer email passwords. This likely occurred through malware that was downloaded during phishing attacks, or indirectly through data breaches of other ...

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