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BS&T: The Movie

I've always wondered why the lawyers get all of the attention in Hollywood, when banking is obviously the more exciting industry. Finally, Hollywood has recognized what we've known all along, with the upcoming release of a new film for the Bank Systems & Technology set, a film with the Harrison Ford seal of approval. From the "Firewall" Web site: Computer security specialist Jack Stanfield (HARRISON FORD) works for the Seattle

I've always wondered why the lawyers get all of the attention in Hollywood, when banking is obviously the more exciting industry. Finally, Hollywood has recognized what we've known all along, with the upcoming release of a new film for the Bank Systems & Technology set, a film with the Harrison Ford seal of approval.

From the "Firewall" Web site:

Computer security specialist Jack Stanfield (HARRISON FORD) works for the Seattle-based Landrock Pacific Bank. A trusted top-ranking executive, he has built his career and reputation on designing the most effective anti-theft computer systems in the industry, protecting the bank's financial holdings from the constant threat of increasingly sophisticated Internet hackers with his complex network of tracers, access codes and firewalls. ...

But there's a vulnerability in Jack's system that he has not accounted for: himself. ...

Leading a tight team of mercenary accomplices, Bill Cox [played by Paul Bettany] seizes control of the Stanfield house, making Beth and the kids terrified hostages in their own home and Jack his unwilling pawn in a scheme to steal $100 million from the Landrock Pacific Bank.

With every possible escape route shrewdly anticipated and blocked by Cox, every potential ally out of reach and the lives of his wife and children at stake, Jack is forced to find a breach in his own formidable security system to siphon funds into his captor's offshore account -- incriminating himself in the process and eradicating any electronic evidence that Cox ever existed. ...

Plausible? A matter of concern? How would you or your organization respond in this situation? Do you know how to handle a gun? Explosives? Fast cars? At the very least, do you think you could defeat your attorney in hand-to-hand combat? The moviegoing public wants to know.

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