SMB-cybersecuritySan Antonio, Texas - May 15th, 2017 – Monroy IT Services protects clients from a worldwide cybersecurity attack that spread across all of Europe and the Americas. These attacks included the crippling of London’s healthcare network, rendering many hospitals severely crippled. London was only one of many victims at the mercy of the attack. The attack is a version of ransomware where infected machines provide unauthorized access and encryption of important company files and data. Once confidential company data is compromised, the malware allows potential retrieval of the data through ransoming the key, paid in Bitcoins.

Monroy IT Services, a Managed IT Services firm headquartered in San Antonio, TX, provides their clients protection against such malicious attacks. “We are very proud of the fact that zero, yes zero percent of our client base were affected by the attacks. One of our core competencies is in Cyber Security and proactive management of IT systems. We do what it takes every day to protect the livelihoods of all the companies under our management,” said George Monroy, Monroy IT Services’ President and CEO. “If companies are compromised, they are open to heavy fines or even extortion, potentially putting the companies out of business. We are our clients’ shield in the digital world.”

 The Wannacry ransomware takes root through a vulnerability that exists within many Windows operating systems, such as Windows XP, Vista, & 7 and Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012. Monroy IT Services had already closed the vulnerability to all their managed clients WEEKS BEFORE the attack spread. Along with other security measures that Monroy IT Services supplies to all their client base, the ransomware had no entry point into any of Monroy IT Services’ managed networks.

 Monroy IT Services provides industry leading IT Services, Support, and Protection on a 24x7 365-day basis for the SMB space. Monroy IT Services is on the forefront of threats and security – always leveraging the latest technology to make sure clients can feel at ease when it comes to making sure they stay safe from the ever-growing threat of Cyber Criminals.