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CRN Exclusive: HP CEO Weisler On 'Ratcheting' Up Security Investments, The Equifax Breach, 3-D Printing, And The Power Of Diversity

HP CEO Dion Weisler speaks with CRN about the company's growing security investments, the Equifax breach, the 3-D printing market, and the megatrends that will take hold in the future.

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Making The World's Most Secure Printers And PCs

HP CEO Dion Weisler says the $50 billion printer and PC behemoth is putting the pedal to the metal on its security offensive.

"We have a deep core competency and we have had for quite some time in security," Weisler told CRN. "We are ratcheting that up because the bad guys are ratcheting up their efforts. Almost every week you see something happening in the marketplace. There was Equifax recently with half of the U.S. population impacted -- almost every adult. So that is not going away. We have to be ever more vigilant."

As part of that stepped-up security offensive, HP recently announced an HP Security Advisory Board with some of the top "white hat" security researchers in the country. The board is chartered with providing strategic input to HP's leadership team to stay ahead of the growing cybersecurity breaches.

HP is leading the PC and printer market with a host of proactive innovation aimed at stopping cybersecurity breaches at the endpoint. Those efforts include both BIOS and firmware in both PCs and printers aimed at stopping attacks.

 
 
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