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Bottom Line IT | What CMMC Requirements Mean for Defense Contractors

Bottom Line IT
June 25, 2021 8:00 AM

Contracts with the DoD will be required to meet these standards by 2026

Bottom Line I.T. PodCast for June 2021.

In this episode of the Bottom Line IT Podcast, Mike Maddox breaks down the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements and what it means for Defense contractors. Joining Mike are security experts Josh Gembala and John Stephens.

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Bottom Line IT | ASK Merges with Convergence Networks / Grade A

Bottom Line IT
May 14, 2021 10:00 AM

– What it Means to Build a People-Centric Business

Bottom Line I.T. PodCast for May 2021.

In April 2021, ASK announced their merger with Convergence Networks / Grade A. This isn’t like other merger announcements though. Senior leaders within ASK knew the individuals of Convergence Networks / Grade A for over 10 years in a peer group. They had a deep relationship with one another, similar business structures, similar entrepreneurial spirits, and most importantly, similar values.

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Bottom Line IT | How Neogen is Using Blockchain and Advanced Technology to Improve Food Safety

Bottom Line IT
March 23, 2021 3:00 PM

Bottom Line I.T. PodCast for March 2021.

Blockchain technology may seem like a complicated industry buzzword but when you break it down, it is pretty simple. Blockchain technology allows for many participants to have access to a single version of a piece of data and the transaction history. To preserve the integrity of the data, it cannot be deleted or edited without notifying all the parties involved.

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Bottom Line IT | Embracing Accessibility in a Digital World with Chris Knapp

Bottom Line IT
February 26, 2021 3:00 PM

Bottom Line I.T. PodCast for February 2021.

Living in a digital world means that we have access to information at our fingertips 24/7/365. But how accessible is really for those with disabilities? You may have heard about accessibility for websites. Your website might even have tools and plugins that allow your website to be accessible to those who are visually impaired. 

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Bottom Line I.T. | Webinar Recording of Cyber Security Horror Stories Part 2

Bottom Line IT
October 29, 2020 8:00 AM

A Bottom Line I.T. Extra. The Webinar presented by JustASK Tuesday October 20th, 2020, with Kevin Meeker

The digital world is a spooky place. Cybercriminals are lurking in every corner just waiting for the opportune time to make their move. This is part 2 of this webinar series that began Tuesday, October 20th.

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Bottom Line I.T. | Cyber Security Horror Stories Part 2 Webinar Next Tuesday

Bottom Line IT
October 15, 2020 7:00 AM

A Bottom Line I.T. Extra. The Webinar presented by JustASK Tuesday October 6th, 2020, with Kevin Meeker. Part 2 is set for October 20th.

The digital world is a spooky place. Cybercriminals are lurking in every corner just waiting for the opportune time to make their move. Part 2 of this webinar series will be Tuesday, October 20th.

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Bottom Line I.T. | Real Life Cybersecurity Horror Stories Revealed

Bottom Line IT
October 13, 2020 8:00 AM

Bottom Line I.T. PodCast for October 2020.

You’ve probably heard in the news the many stories of fortune 500 companies, healthcare facilities and retailers that have been hit hard by cyberattacks. You may have even thought “too bad for them” and went about your day thinking that your business couldn’t possibly be a target. The truth is, cybercrime hits businesses of all shapes, sizes, and industries, and when better to talk about real life horror stories, than during Cybersecurity Awareness Month. 

Mike Maddox sits down with three ASK clients (OrbitformSinto America, and Fibre Converters) who have all had different cyberattack experience. He talks with them about the impact it had on their business and why they see the value in having a cybersecurity solution in place.  


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Bottom Line I.T. | Webinar Recording of Cyber Security Horror Stories Part 1

Bottom Line IT
October 7, 2020 10:00 AM

A Bottom Line I.T. Extra. The Webinar presented by JustASK Tuesday October 6th, 2020, with Kevin Meeker

The digital world is a spooky place. Cybercriminals are lurking in every corner just waiting for the opportune time to make their move. Part 2 of this webinar series will be Tuesday, October 20th.

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Bottom Line I.T. | Affordable Cyber Security Solutions for Every Business

Bottom Line IT
September 23, 2020 11:00 AM

A Bottom Line I.T. Extra. The Webinar presented by JustASK Tuesday September 22nd, 2020, with Kevin Meeker

Cyber Criminals have evolved, large multinational corporations are NO LONGER their primary target, instead they are targeting YOU (small and medium businesses). In this webinar, we will review the threat landscape and how it has evolved over the last few years (and over the last few months with the massive work from home push due to Covid19) 

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Bottom Line I.T. | The App Helping International Students Feel More at Home

Bottom Line IT
September 18, 2020 12:00 PM

Bottom Line I.T. PodCast for mid-September 2020.

Economic development is always an exciting topic, especially as it relates to the Lansing region.  

On this episode on Bottom Line IT, host Mike Maddox of ASK sits down with Keith Lambert of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Haochen Sun of Continental Oceans Technology Company (COTC). 


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