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How to secure your printing is a hot topic. It’s about more than just document security. There’s an ever increasing threat to our printers and multifunctional devices.
HP is the world’s largest technology company. Their security-focused Wolf campaign continues with a new celebrity actor – Jonathan Banks of Breaking Bad. He stars as a Fixer who has to clean up the annihilation caused by Christian Slater’s malicious cyber attacks.
These showed Slater’s hacker invading a large financial firm and a healthcare network. Now the story continues with Banks’s Fixer sorting out the mess. He installs the latest HP hardware, with the functionality to stop cyber attacks.
The first two Wolf films highlighted the dangers of unsecured printers and PCs. The Fixer videos focuses on how to secure your printing.
So watch the first Fixer video, “Hear That” below, where Banks is armed with an HP Enterprise printer featuring HP Sure Start self-healing BiOS protection.
He is going to make sure the Wolf never leaves a scratch again!
Today’s threats require attention to data in-transit and endpoint devices on the network
Most of us should be well aware that there is much that can go badly wrong with network and printer security.
Still not convinced of the dangers of not having secure printing?
Watch the first chilling HP video with Christian Slater as The Wolf
This video sought to raise awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers.
It also illustrated how easily your network could be hacked and, furthermore, what organisations should do to protect themselves.
Slater systematically hacks a company that overlooked vulnerabilities and poorly secured printers and also PCs.
Security is no longer just the responsibility of the network or IT/IS department. It’s a concern for everyone.
“As the universe of connected devices grows exponentially, so does the sophistication and magnitude of cyber attacks. Securing devices, data and identities is an imperative in driving continued confidence in technology,” said Antonio Lucio, HP Chief Marketing & Communications Officer.
“Hacking is a serious and growing problem for businesses and consumers. When HP asked me to partner on this series, I thought it was a great opportunity to help educate the public about how to better protect against cyber attacks,” said Christian Slater.
The Wolf: The Hunt Continues
Christian Slater is again the star as the evil hacker. He reveals how a hacker can enter any network via an unprotected printer.
“There are hundreds of millions of business printers in the world and less than 2% are secure,” said Vikrant Batra, Global Head of Marketing for Printing & Imaging at HP. “Everyone knows that a PC can be hacked, but not a printer.”
Although not related to recent attacks which held hundreds of thousands of companies ransom and downloaded millions of personal records, this HP video is nevertheless terrifying.
It highlights the need for securing inconsequential devices and showcases what can happen if we don’t stay a step ahead of the dangers out there.
Opportunities such as the one described in the HP video will certainly happen.
Last year, over four billion data records were compromised worldwide. That’s a 400% increase over the previous two years.
3 factors Capital considers when helping to secure your printing
- All data is particularly vulnerable
- Data security is indisputably a critical area for IT decision makers
- The threat of a data breach is a huge risk, particularly with the rise in cybercrime
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