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Beat the “Wolf” and safeguard your devices with HP Printer Security Technologies
HP Inc. released The Wolf: True Alpha. Now in its third season, the short film highlights how corporate networks can be hacked and what companies must do to protect themselves. The Wolf: True Alpha is directed by Lance Acord, and stars Christian Slater, Jonathan Banks, and Betty Adewole.
HP’s “The Wolf” series, in which an evil Christian Slater plays a cyber hacker demonstrating the flaws in your printer technology, returns with the campaign’s longest and most ambitious project yet, in its efforts to elevate awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers. In the series, Slater systematically hacks a company from the mailroom to the boardroom through overlooked vulnerabilities and poorly secured printers and PCs.
The latest film, created by Giant Spoon, clocks in at 20 minutes, around three times as long as its predecessors, and crams elements of Bond and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” into its action-movie premise. It takes place at a Davos-like economic forum attended by the “one percent.”
Watch the three seasons of “The Wolf” here:
Security Vulnerabilities in Devices, Data and Documents.
Critical gaps may exist in your imaging and printing environment. Now is the time to take proactive steps to reduce risk and help secure data. HP Print Security Services and specialists can help with print security assessments, planning, deployment, and ongoing management. HP Print Security Advisory Services can help retail organizations assess vulnerabilities and compliance, develop a custom print security policy, and make process and technology recommendations for improved security. HP Print Security Governance and Compliance can help retailers maintain security settings compliance across the printer fleet.
HP has the print solutions—and the industry’s most recognized print management software—to help you reduce risk while improving efficiencies. In today’s volatile retail market, prioritizing security (and particularly printer security) can be daunting:
HP can help defend your network with the world’s most secure printing—including devices that can automatically detect and stop an attack. HP Sure Start and run-time intrusion detection are included on HP Enterprise printers to protect at startup and during operation. If malware is detected, the printer automatically shuts down and reboots the device. What’s more, HP can help you stop malware from “calling home” to malicious servers, stealing data, and compromising your network. HP Connection Inspector evaluates outgoing network connections to determine what’s normal, stop suspicious requests, and automatically trigger a self-healing reboot.
To protect data, you must make sure that only authorized users can access devices and the networks they are connected to. Fleet-wide authentication solutions can require users to enter a password or PIN or scan their badge or fingerprint. HP solutions include HP Universal Print Driver and HP Access Control for PC network printing while HP JetAdvantage Connect and HP Access Control are used for mobile users. Data in transit should also be encrypted. Data traveling between PCs and the network is often encrypted, but data flowing to and especially from printers is often overlooked. Administrators should use Wi-Fi and network encryption protocols along with solutions like HP Universal Print Driver, HP Access Control, or HP JetAdvantage Connect. Apply signed certificates to network printers and MFPs. Save time by using the HP JetAdvantage Security Manager to automatically install and renew certificates.
Unclaimed print jobs are one of the most common ways sensitive data can be exposed. Any printed document is at risk of being stolen by an unauthorized person if the intended recipient isn’t there when it comes out of the printer. Additionally, documents are often sent to the printer and forgotten—left unattended for anyone to claim. Retail organizations should deploy a “pull print” and user authentication solution so that documents are not printed until the user authenticates at the device using identification security protocols. HP offers several authentication and pull print solutions for a variety of situations and IT environments.
As a strategic partner of HP Inc., Infinitum can be your trusted choice to help you meet your business requirements and safeguard your devices with the most advanced HP Printing Security solutions. Find out more.
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