The digital revolution and the hyperconnectivity that comes with it has resulted in tremendous benefits for those who can participate. But many seek vulnerabilities for personal gain, promotion of ideology, espionage, geopolitical influence, or just for fun. Some consequences are minor inconvenience, and some consequences are devastating.

HP understands the pain our customers feel when they are affected. In 2016, Symantec reported 1,209 confirmed breaches which exposed more than one billion user identities. PWC reported that 32 percent of companies disclosed an incident of cybercrime. According to the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a breach is roughly $9.5 million USD.

These are alarming numbers, yet they still underestimate the total impact because it is hard to correlate incidents for individual consumers. It is estimated that 71 percent of breaches start from an endpoint device, such as a PC or printer. This means our products are the first defense.

For many years, HP has been leading endpoint device security, such as HP SureStart. We can say with honesty that we sell the world’s most secure printers and the world’s most secure and manageable PCs.Have you seen The Wolf video series?

Because security is a critical promise to customers, we strive to deliver the best security technology. HP’s Chief Information Security Officer, Jack Clark, calls this “secure products, built securely.” This is a guiding principle for HP’s product security strategy.

We must have a culture of security throughout the company. Security is a team sport, which requires that all be knowledgeable about the security of the products and services we deliver to our customers. But security is a big topic, and requires complex technologies. To educate non-security professionals, our team is developing a series of short videos titled Security for Everyone. The series includes many security topics, and each video introduces a new security topic. This is part of HP’s broader Technologies for Everyone series. The mission is to make fundamental technologies readily accessible to everyone at HP.