The outbreak of WannaCry (a.k.a. WannaCrypt or WCry) over the past few days is still making global headlines. In the media rush to cover the story, there has been a lot of mis-information being repeated. For example, some people believe that if they’re on a newer version of Windows, they’re safe. However, even Microsoft advises applying a series of patches (released in March) to ensure this vulnerability is closed. It’s not easy to know who or what to believe. We think that companies deserve a simple answer to the question “are my systems free from this risk?”
That’s why we’re offering to any company who needs it, a free, zero-obligation analysis of your systems’ vulnerability to the WannaCry ransomware outbreak. All you have to do is email or call us to set up a quick appointment. We’ll schedule a time to briefly discuss your systems, and run a tool we’ve made available to ascertain the health of any given Windows computer.
During a panel discussion on the talk radio show “1A” this morning, guest Michael Greenberger (Founder and director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security) clearly noted the problem facing virtually every small company when faced with these sorts of I.T. challenges:
“The other thing that’s gotta be remembered, and we’re seeing in real-world practices, not everybody protecting their network is a Fortune 500 company. You’ve got a lot of small businesses out there, who just do not have the resources – even if they’re told this is what you must do – they are so far outside the capability of doing it, that they’re just not going to do it.”
(You can hear this part of the segment at around the 19-minute mark at the link)
Our customers’ weren’t interrupted on Mother’s Day to deal with the WannaCry ransomware problem, unlike hundreds of thousands of other entities around the world. We’d love the opportunity to help you, even if it’s in a small way, be confident that this issue won’t affect you either.