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The IT Office: A race against the clock to get banking back online

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When downtime costs $8,000 per minute, every second counts.

In my previous blog post, I introduced Third Bank, a regional bank with a boss who didn’t realize that the link he opened was in a phishing email. Now their systems are down and clients can’t bank, and it’s a race against the clock.

Send in the consultant

We’ve established a few things at this point: 

  • Third Bank isn’t exactly cyber resilient. 
  • Spence is in way over his head. 
  • The pressure is on to get systems back online as quickly as possible. 

Given the dire situation, Third Bank calls in a consultant. He’s an authorized NetApp® reseller, and he’s thinking that a Zero Trust architecture is exactly what this IT needs. But good luck telling Spence he can no longer access whatever he wants.

The shift to cloud

As Third Bank thinks through their cyber-resilience strategy, several teammates discuss the ever-important question: How do we handle the cloud? Some, like Diana, are pushing for a shift to cloud. Others, like Blu, worry about security and the complexity of running apps in the cloud. Can the team get on the same page and finally build their ransomware defenses? 

What happens next

Curious to see what happens next? If you missed episodes 1, 2, and 3, you can unlock the full series and follow along with our practical guide, to help you make sure that you’re never in the same tight spot as Third Bank. 

Jason Blosil

Jason is a business and marketing professional with over 20 years of product marketing, product management, and corporate finance experience. Since joining NetApp in 2008 he has been focused on SAN and NAS storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, and cloud data services. When not in the office, you can find him cycling, cooking, enjoying time with family, and volunteering at his church and in the community.

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