Tuesday February 14, 2017

HP Launches Web Series about Security Starring Christian Slater

Is there any connection between Slater’s character here and his role in Mr. Robot? I still haven’t watched that show yet, but they seem related. Anyway, this is basically just a slick commercial for HP’s printers and PCsآ—it is boldly proclaimed that the company’s devices are the most secure in the world. I don’t know about that, but it’s fun to see advertising budgets being flaunted.

HP Inc. today introduced the first of a series of global initiatives to elevate awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers. It kicks off with award-winning actor Christian Slater and the premiere of the newly launched HP Studios’ web series, The Wolf, highlighting how corporate networks can be hacked and what companies must do to protect themselves. In the series, Slater systematically hacks a company - from the mailroom to the boardroom - through overlooked vulnerabilities and poorly secured printers and PCs. This first installment reinforces that security is no longer just the responsibility of the network or something at the perimeter, but it's a concern for everyone.