The pressure is growing for IT leaders as cybersecurity attacks continue to impact businesses across the U.S. According to SonicWall’s 2022 Cyber Threat Report, in 2021, more than 5 billion electronic records were compromised by hackers, and businesses that experienced a hack spent an average of 23 days recovering.
In this security landscape, endpoints are especially vulnerable. Every device introduces risk, from the time it’s developed until the end of its lifecycle. And, even though organizations spend an average of over 1,000 hours a week working to detect and contain insecure endpoints, according to a new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, they still struggle to keep up with increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.
Fortunately, device manufacturers are working as hard as IT teams to stay ahead of evolving cyberthreats. Built from the principle that security should be all-encompassing, Lenovo ThinkShield devices offer a customizable set of tools that protect every aspect of devices, data, identity and online activity.
Hackers are increasingly targeting supply chains as a way to introduce exposures into devices. That’s why Lenovo monitors the security of their suppliers with their Trusted Supplier Program guidelines and best practices. Not only is every component provider held to these regulations, but trackable security standards are also built into every step of the supply chain.
As a result, ThinkShield devices are protected whether they’re in use, being serviced or in disposal. When a device is disposed, Lenovo wipes the drive and then securely recycles the parts.
ThinkShield devices are uniquely equipped to protect today’s hybrid workforces, supporting mobile teams without sacrificing protection.
Wi-Fi security detects threats and notifies users when they’re about to connect to an unsafe network. And, endpoint management capabilities let IT teams wipe sensitive business data from devices while leaving personal end-user data intact. The ThinkPad privacy guard screen filter also prevents “shoulder surfing” with gaze and presence detection, alerting users that someone may be looking at their screen.
And, Lenovo has considered security down to the level of user passwords. Instead of enforcing extensive password recommendations that users may need to write down, ThinkShield simplifies authentication with password-free user logins, including fingerprint readers and facial recognition.
When creating ThinkShield, the Lenovo team put considerable thought into the human element of security. Whenever cyber protection slows down workers or stands in their way, they usually come up with a workaround — and that can leave assets even more vulnerable.
ThinkShield protects vulnerable data without getting in the way of productivity and collaboration, no matter where users work — even on shared devices. FIDO-certified authenticators use facial recognition or a match-on-chip fingerprint reader to ensure that only authorized users have access to a laptop.