Don’t Be This Guy {His Mistake Cost $9,000}

This is a true story.

Despite all of the warnings out there, you never think that it could happen to you. Well, last Friday, it happened to me. Almost 9 terabytes of data — client files dating back decades. Gone. With no mirrored backup. Just gone.

After I made my disappointment known to the part-time IT person who set up our server, and who forgot to install the mirrored system, my next call was to Stratix Systems. Yes, we should have had Stratix Systems set up and manage our server from the beginning, but we didn’t. Still, two Stratix IT engineers went to work on my issue. Together, we decided that the best (maybe, only) solution was to send our server RAID to one of those forensic hard drive recovery companies, which we did.

Today, I got an email from my Stratix Systems engineer letting me know that the forensic hard drive recovery company felt that they could likely recover most, if not all, of our data. That little adventure will cost about $9,000, plus the cost of a new RAID, plus the absolute terror of learning that all of our client files were gone. I don’t yet know what my charge from Stratix will be, but I don’t care. Worth their weight in gold.

And it could have been worse: it could have been a Ransomware attack. Fortunately, this time, it wasn’t.

Here’s my advice… Stratix Systems and LYNX Computer Technologies are hosting a lunch and learn on data security and ransomware on Wednesday, March 15 at Viva Bistro in Wyomissing. Lunch starts at noon.

Along with subject matter experts from our strategic partner Datto Systems, the security experts and IT engineers from Stratix Systems and Lynx Computer Technologies (a Stratix Systems company) will cover the ins and outs of what you need to know about meeting and preventing security attacks like Ransomware. You’ll learn how and why businesses get attacked, what you can do to prevent attacks, and the steps to a full recovery.

The bottom line: If security is on your mind, this free Lunch & Learn is for you.
Be there. You know that I will be there.

—name withheld (because he’s embarrassed)

 Join Us

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: Noon to 1:30 PM (Lunch, Seminar, Q&A)

Where: Viva Bistro at Wyomissing Square

Bonus: Every Lunch & Learn attendee will get a copy of our e-book, “The Business Guide to Ransomware.”

After the Lunch & Learn, you are welcome to remain to meet the experts one-on-one and ask your questions.

The bottom line: If security is on your mind, this free Lunch & Learn is for you.

Space is limited, so register today.


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