Will the “Wanna Decryptor” get you, too?
The “Wanna Decryptor” — or WannaCry — attack is no joke. So far, computers in 100+ countries have been hit. And even with Microsoft’s patch for Windows, millions and millions of people, businesses and networks are still at risk. And experts predict that there are more attacks looming.
Shocking in its worldwide scale, this is not the first time that ransomware has been used. Last year, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center forked over $17,000 after suffering a ransomware attack. Friday’s demand — reportedly for $300 of digital currency Bitcoin — is relatively low, according to experts, but the threat is real. It could be expensive.
Here is a sobering fact: Not only is “getting hacked” a question of when, and not if; but according to the research, only 6% of businesses that suffer a major data loss manage to survive for the long haul. Saving your data can literally save your business. Will you be among the 6%?
Here’s the problem: most smaller organizations cannot justify employing the required Enterprise-level IT security experts, systems and technologies to meet and prevent security attacks. That’s where Stratix Systems can help.
If this scares you, have some lunch.
Here are some scary facts to make you hungry:
Last year, ransomware cost US small businesses upwards of $75 billion in downtime. That’s last year alone!
97% of IT service providers predict that these attacks on businesses will increase significantly in the next 2 years.
9 out of 10 IT service providers report recent ransomware attacks on small businesses.
In the first 6 months of 2016, 60% of IT service providers reported 1 to 5 ransomware attacks on small- and mid-sized businesses. Fully 40% reported 6 or more attacks. And 31% reported multiple ransomware attacks against small- and mid-sized businesses in a single day!
Small- and mid-sized businesses are the easiest targets because they are largely unprotected and unsecured.
Cryptolocker is the most common strain of ransomware, reported by 95% of IT service providers.
Come on, how bad can a ransomware attack be for a small- and mid-sized business?
63% report a ransomware attack lead to business-threatening downtime.
48% report critical data loss as a result of an attack.
Only 6% of businesses that suffer a major data loss manage to survive for the long haul.
Are you feeling lucky?
Join us for our free Lunch & Learn Seminar on Ransomware Prevention and Recovery.
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.
When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: Noon to 1:30 PM (Lunch, Seminar, Q&A)
1:30 to 2:30 Datto, LYNX and Stratix teams available
Where: Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, 115 East King Street, Lancaster
Parking: The most convenient parking is the
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.