60% of CIOs believe they are losing the battle against cybercrime1. So how do you develop a winning security strategy against cybercriminals?
It is often when you thought you had secured all the flaws that could put your network at risk that a new cyber attack appeared. More sophisticated and persistent than in the past, they are ready to impact your activity.
In fact, the evolution of these attacks does not seem to know any interruption, which is why 68% of CIOs think that the tools dedicated to the security of their terminals are not cut to face this threat1.
This phenomenon appeared more clearly than ever in 2018, during an attack which had targeted the BIOS of several major organizations with a malware now known as LoJax2.
BIOS attacks have been a concern for a long time since it is virtually impossible to detect them, it is extremely difficult to eliminate them, and hackers have almost total control over the infected PC. And despite the possibility of this type of attack, companies had not yet paid the price – to date.
If the LoJax malware has taught us anything, it’s good that a PC’s system is vulnerable to attack as soon as you start it. Antivirus and other third-party software are not enough to protect your network, especially if they are unable to monitor changes in the BIOS.
So, rather than joining the 79% of companies that rely solely on antivirus software3, it would be in your interest to develop an alternative security strategy. How? ‘Or’ What? The answer lies in multi-faceted security solutions, directly integrated into the hardware.
We believe that every PC decision is a security decision. This is why we have designed the HP Elite range, with advanced security and comprising PCs, workstations and terminals for retail.
For example, the optional HP EliteBook x360 with optional 8th generation Intel® Core ™ i7 processors have security features enhanced by the hardware itself. You thus benefit from a multi-pronged defence that protects your business from all angles.
We also offer innovative security features, such as HP Sure View Gen24, an optional built-in privacy filter that instantly protects you from any hacking attempts. Also discover HP Sure Click5, which frees the end-user from the daunting task of distinguishing safe websites from others.
This tool allows the PC to create an isolated browsing session itself, and thus prevents the spread of possible malware from one infected tab to another.
Likewise, if an attack such as LoJax hits your business, you can continue to work in complete security and confidentiality thanks to the hardware security functionality built into your PC.
As the first and only BIOS protection capable of self-healing, HP Sure Start Gen46 automatically detects any attack of malware, even if it is unknown to it, and allows the restoration of the BIOS.
But building your business with these advanced devices can sometimes be tedious. That’s when IT solutions like HP Device as a Service (DaaS) 7 come in. HP DaaS simplifies setting up the right hardware, accessories, and lifecycle services for your employees, all in a flexible approach adapted to your security needs.
Refer to our Cyber-Security Field Manual for how to strengthen your business security and identify the steps necessary to protect yourself from cyber-attacks.