How built-in security features in HP ProBooks mitigate common security threats

October 31st, 2023

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In today's digital landscape, where cyber threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, having built-in cybersecurity features at the device level can give security teams more tools to mitigate common threats, making their jobs more manageable and their organisations more secure.

HP ProBook devices come with myriad device-level security features designed to prevent the most common cybersecurity threats.

BIOS-Level attacks: A stealthy threat

Cybercriminals often employ BIOS-level attacks to compromise the firmware that boots a computer by performing an unauthorised alteration of the BIOS in a PC.

Since BIOS routines are run when the computer is booted, any malware executed at that stage takes complete control of the computer even before the operating system is loaded.

HP ProBook laptops feature HP Sure Start, a self-healing BIOS technology that automatically restores a trusted BIOS state, preventing this type of attack and securing critical data.

Malware infections: A widespread hazard

Malware, or malicious software, is any program or file that is intentionally harmful to a computer, network or server.

Types of malware include computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware and spyware.  

HP ProBook laptops employ HP Sure Click to isolate web pages and files to prevent malware from infecting the system, safeguarding business continuity.

HP ProBook laptops feature HP Sure Sense, utilising AI to detect and thwart never-before-seen malware, providing healthcare organisations with cutting-edge protection against evolving threats.

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Unauthorised access: A persistent risk

Unauthorised access plagues industries like banking and legal services, where data security is paramount.

Threat attackers target devices belonging to employees who have seniority or specific security clearance, which then gives them further access to other sensitive systems in an organisation’s infrastructure.  

Having biometric authentication options such as the ones such as fingerprint and facial recognition can bolster access control and prevent unauthorised entry.

In conclusion, HP ProBook laptops serve as one of the critical lines of defence against a range of common cyber threats, drawing from real-world examples to highlight the importance of robust security features.

Whether it's BIOS-level attacks, malware infections, or unauthorised access, these laptops offer a comprehensive suite of security features designed to keep your data safe and your organisation secure in an ever-evolving threat landscape.


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