If you haven’t talked to your customers about data security and ransomware attacks that can occur when employees work from home, now is the time. Businesses large and small are facing a host of new challenges because of COVID-19. Without much advance notice, many have been asked to work from home for an undetermined amount of time. Now that businesses are embracing remote work, we have discovered new infrastructure implications of deploying enterprise-grade end-user computing such as scale, performance, and security. The most challenging is security, because of the rise of ransomware.
Ray White is a Datacenter pursuit manager supporting the Cisco Systems Alliance in the Americas at NetApp Inc. With revenues of $6.15 billion in 2019 and 10,000 employees worldwide, NetApp is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, NetApp accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Ray has more than 21 years of industry experience in information technology software, hardware and sales and services. Working at NetApp since 2005, Ray has achieved the highest levels of consistent performance and contribution throughout his tenure in both sales and technical leadership. Prior to NetApp Ray was a leader and engineer at major service provider, Road Runner, during the internet boom. Ray is an expert in Cyber security, advanced networking, software development and all things Artificial Intelligence.