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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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Cyber-Attacks Prove the Need for SOC’s

Posted date: March 27, 2017

We know that cyber security rank as the #1 concern for small businesses and more than 80% of CEO’s are aware that the threat of cyber-attacks is continuously going up. What is surprising is that recent research tells us that most CEO’s are naïve ...

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ASK 2016 – Year End Thoughts

Posted date: December 22, 2016

This is the time of year when many of us naturally start to reflect on the past 12 months and make plans for the coming year. It seems to be almost instinctual to do this-both personally and professionally. For business owners and managers, this proc ...

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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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Bottom Line IT Newsletter | Spring 2016

Posted date: April 17, 2016

Hear from the President of ASK, Mike Maddox, check out this quarter’s client spotlight, The Meridian Company, learn about our new ASK Referral Program and more in this edition of the Just ASK, Bottom Line IT newsletter. The Bottom Line IT New ...

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Part 2: White Hat Hackers – Using Their Powers for Good

Posted date: April 8, 2016

  Imagine a room which held the three following people: the nation’s leading hackers, the Pentagon’s chief of training and an Air Force Academy Professor who teaches cyber skills to cadets. One may picture some interesting conversati ...

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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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Chat Encryption Services, Apple Sales, and Music Streaming Wars

Posted date: October 6, 2015

Tech Run Down: Apple raised some hype by stating that they were going to be on pace to have a record opening weekend for iPhone 6s sales. However, analyst Gene Munster stated that Apple’s positivity is more about production than demand. Apple r ...

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