When You Fall Victim To A Cyber-Attack Through
No Fault Of Your Own, Will They Call You Stupid…Or Just Irresponsible?
It’s EXTREMELY unfair, isn’t it? Victims of all other crimes – burglary, rape, mugging, carjacking, theft – get sympathy from others. They are called “victims” and support comes flooding in, as it should.
But if your business is the victim of a cybercrime attack where client or patient data is compromised, you will NOT get such sympathy. You will be instantly labeled as stupid or irresponsible. You will be investigated and questioned about what you did to prevent this from happening – and if the answer is not adequate, you can be found liable, facing serious fines and lawsuits EVEN IF you trusted an outsourced IT support company to protect you. Claiming ignorance is not an acceptable defense, and this giant, expensive and reputation-destroying nightmare will land squarely on YOUR shoulders. But it doesn’t end there…
According to the law, you will be required to tell your clients and/or patients that YOU exposed them to cybercriminals. Your competition will have a heyday over this. Clients will be IRATE and leave in droves. Morale will TANK and employees will BLAME YOU. Your bank is NOT required to replace funds stolen due to cybercrime (go ask them), and unless you have a very specific type of insurance policy, any financial losses will be denied coverage.
Please do NOT underestimate the importance and likelihood of these threats. It is NOT safe to assume your IT company (or guy) is doing everything they should be doing to protect you; in fact, there is a high probability they are NOT, which we can demonstrate with your permission.
Who Am I And Why Am I Writing You Today?
My name is Randall Garner with Tech Eagles. We specialize in making technology productive, secure and easy for small business owners along Florida’s Gulf Coast and have a stellar reputation for fast, proactive service built over 10 years. CompTIA presented its Security Trustmark+ to our company in April 2021. At that time, only 38 other IT businesses in the nation had received this distinction. This seal authenticates our ability to prevent data breaches and intrusions into all the businesses and networks we manage. Read more at www.TechEagles.com/Awards
I do realize that the above statements and this letter may come across as “fearmongering.” It may even upset you. That is not my intent. I truly only seek to help. In fact, I’m writing to offer you a free, no obligation Cyber Security Consultation for your company to introduce our services to you AND to help you determine if your business could truly survive a cybercrime attack.
Here’s Why I’m Writing You Today
I’m sure you’ve heard recently about a number of cyber-attacks that have been happening. While the media talked a lot about how Colonial Pipeline was hacked and shut down. Then the giant JBS meat processing plant. There were a lot more hacker attacks this last year including a company in our industry, Kaseya, was breached closely followed by Microsoft and the “PrintNightmare” compromise. And don’t forget the password management tool Last Pass was attacked in the last few weeks. Personal data of more than 100 million Android users were breached. A database belonging to Facebook, containing 533 million accounts was stolen and leaked. The personal data of 700 million LinkedIn users, nearly 93% of the company’s members, was on sale online. And those are the large corporations. We hear daily about small businesses who have had data stolen or held for ransom in our local area and around the world.
These incidents made me want to do something.
I am SO ANGRY this is happening to American companies by overseas cybercrime rings who can steal without repercussions! It’s unbelievable! These businesses are hardworking American entrepreneurs just like you and me who don’t deserve to be held hostage!
That’s why I decided to start a personal mission to help – and at least EDUCATE – as many business owners as I could about the dangers of cybercrime and how they can protect themselves from losing everything.
That’s why I’m writing to YOU TODAY.
Obviously, I don’t know you or your situation. Your IT guy or company might be brilliantly ahead of all of this for you, doing all the right things to protect you. However, my experience has shown it’s very likely you’re being underserved and ill-advised by your IT company. Sadly, I see it a lot. Small business owners HAVE to put their trust in someone and can’t know for certain that the company they are outsourcing to (or their internal IT person) has truly done everything.
How And Why Your IT Company May Be Failing To Protect You
First, it could be that they simply don’t know how to advise you, or even that they should. Many IT guys know how to keep a computer network running but are completely out of their league when it comes to dealing with the advanced cyber security threats we are RECENTLY seeing.
Second, they may be “too busy” themselves to truly be proactive with your account – or maybe they don’t want to admit the service package they sold you has become OUTDATED and inadequate compared to far SUPERIOR solutions available today.
And finally, NOBODY (particularly IT guys) likes to admit they are out of their depth. They feel compelled to exaggerate their ability to avoid being fired. To be fair, they might actually have you covered and be on top of it all. However…
In my admittedly informal survey, talking to over 30 CEOs and business owners who have been hacked or compromised, almost all of them told me they thought their IT guy “had things covered.” That’s why it’s VERY likely your IT guy does NOT have you “covered” and you need a pre-emptive, independent risk assessment like the one I’m offering in this letter.
As an owner myself, I understand that you have to delegate and trust, at some level, that your employees and vendors are doing the right thing – but it never hurts to validate that they are. Remember, it’s YOUR reputation, YOUR money, YOUR business that’s on the line. THEIR mistake is YOUR nightmare.
For a limited time, we are offering a Free Cyber Security Consultation to a select group of businesses. This is entirely free and without obligation. This 30-minute virtual meeting will allow you to learn more about your cybersecurity risk and how a comprehensive cybersecurity assessment that we call a Cyber Action Plan could benefit your business.
Our Cyber Action Plan Will Give You
The Answers You Want, The Clarity You Need
If you choose, this assessment will provide verification from a qualified third party on whether or not your current IT company is doing everything they should to keep your computer network not only up and running, but SAFE from cybercrime.
Here’s How It Works: We will conduct a meeting with your CEO and Department Leaders to introduce our teams, learn specifics about your business, and collect credentials related to the assessment. Then our engineers will come to your locations and conduct a non-invasive, CONFIDENTIAL investigation of your computer network, backups and security protocols, and physical security. Last, we’ll schedule one final meeting with your company leaders to review our Report of Findings and begin to collaborate on solutions to address the issues you find the most concerning. Your current IT company or guy DOES NOT NEED TO KNOW we are conducting this assessment, and your time investment is minimal: one hour for the initial meeting and one hour in the final meeting to go over our Report of Findings. When this Assessment is complete, you will know:
- If you and your employees’ login credentials are being sold on the Dark Web (I can practically guarantee one or more are… THIS will shock you). Thanks to a new threat intelligence and ID-monitoring service we subscribe to, we can run a report on YOUR company and see what credentials are actively being sold on the Dark Web, which is a part of the World Wide Web accessible only by means of special software, allowing operators to remain completely and totally anonymous and untraceable, used by the most notorious cybercrime rings around the world.
- IF your IT systems and data are truly secured from hackers, cybercriminals, viruses, worms and even sabotage by rogue employees. If you’re not getting weekly security updates from your current IT person, your systems probably aren’t secure. You should also know that antivirus software and most firewalls are grossly inadequate against the sophisticated attacks now happening.
- IF your current backup would allow you to be back up and running again fast if ransomware locked all your files. In 99% of the computer networks we’ve reviewed over the years, the owners were shocked to learn the backup they had would NOT survive a ransomware attack. Ransomware is designed to infect your backups as well, leaving you defenseless. There are only a handful of backup systems that will prevent this from happening.
- Are your IT systems, backups, policies and procedures in sync with compliance requirements for .
If we DO find problems…overlooked security loopholes, inadequate backups, credentials that have been compromised, out-of-date firewall and antivirus software and (often) active malware…on one or more of the PCs in your office, we will propose an Action Plan to remediate the situation that you can have us implement for you if you choose. Again, I want to stress that EVERYTHING WE DISCUSS AND DISCOVER WILL BE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
Please…Do NOT Just Shrug This Off
(What To Do Now)
I know you are extremely busy and there is enormous temptation to discard this, shrug it off, worry about it “later” or dismiss it altogether. That is, undoubtedly, the easy choice…but the easy choice is rarely the RIGHT choice. This I can guarantee: At some point, you WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH A CYBER SECURITY EVENT.
“There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”John F. Kennedy
Hopefully you’ll be brilliantly prepared for it and experience only a minor inconvenience at most. But if you wait and do NOTHING, I can practically guarantee this will be a far more costly, disruptive and devastating attack that will happen to your business.
You’ve spent a lifetime working hard to get where you are today. Don’t let some lowlife thief operating outside the law in another country get away with taking that from you. And certainly don’t “hope” your IT guy has you covered. Get the facts and be certain you are protected.
Ready to Learn More?
Contact us and schedule your Free, CONFIDENTIAL Cyber Security Consultation today:
Feel free to also reach out to me direct at the phone number and e-mail address below.
Dedicated to serving you,
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“Urgent And Critical Protections Every Business Must Have In Place NOW.”
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Here Are Just A Few Businesses We’ve Helped:
A RELIABLE PROACTIVE PARTNER THAT PROVIDES FAST AND COMPETENT HELP
“We have found a reliable partner in Tech Eagles. Their team did a comprehensive assessment of our situation and helped me plan next steps toward improving our security and efficiency. Their proactive attention to our technology needs has saved us both time and money. Their technicians consistently provide fast, competent help. “
– Emily Davila, Who Dey Prints & Embroidery
TRUST IN HAVING A SECURE AND RELIABLE NETWORK BRINGS PEACE OF MIND
“My idea of the perfect IT company is one that I never have to call. Tech Eagles does a great job staying on top of securing and managing our network, and calls us when problems arise! Now it seems I only have to call them when I have questions on using my system better. I’ve known Randall for many years and trust his ability to provide the best cybersecurity solutions for my practice – I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else.”
– Dr. Daniel Daube, Gulf Coast Facial Plastics & ENT Center
BE STRESS FREE WITH IT TECHS WHO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS WITH QUICK AND EFFICENT SERVICE
“When IT issues arise Tech Eagles has been there to provide prompt service. I quickly speak with someone and that allows me to rest assured that our problems are being addressed and I can turn my focus back to the park’s other needs. I truly believe that Randall understands our business and the roles of those in our company more than any other vendor we work with, which has really helped us grow. We continue to trust in his ability to serve our business.”
– Pam George, Gulf World Marine Park
LOCAL IT EXPERTS WHO KEEP MY NETWORK SECURE AND RUNNING SMOOTHLY
“In the printing business, computer downtime means we cannot meet our client’s deadlines. Tech Eagles has done a great job keeping my systems available and running smooth. It’s great to know there are local experts in IT that I can trust to keep my network secure, handle everything IT related and clearly explain issues and solutions so I can focus on running my business.”
– Steve and Sheila Ruff, Creative Printing of Bay County, Inc.
DON’T TAKE TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY TO FIX COMPUTER PROBLEMS TECH EAGLES KEEPS YOUR NETWORK UP AND RUNNING
“We choose Tech Eagles because they are always available when you need them and arrive as quickly as possible to solve any problems that arise. Our doctor and staff no longer must take timeout of their busy day to figure out what is wrong with our computers. We are thankful their IT team fixes our issues when we contact them.”
– Dr. Dale Mortenson, Mortenson Chiropractor
BE STRESS FREE WITH IT TECHS WHO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS WITH QUICK AND EFFICENT SERVICE
“The single biggest benefit of working with Tech Eagles is feeling stress-free knowing when something goes wrong, we receive quick and efficient services. Their team of technicians solve problems with knowledge, quality and attentiveness unlike other IT firms we have worked with in the past.”
– Heather G. Austin, Kerry Adkison, P.A.