HP introduces Christian Slater as The Wolf; illustrates the importance of network security

HP today introduced a new series in its efforts to elevate awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers. With award winning actor Christian Slater and the premiere today of HP Studios web series "The Wolf," the series highlights 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 is something at the perimeter, but a concern for everyone.

“As the universe of connected devices grows exponentially, so does the sophistication and magnitude of cyber attacks. Securing devices, data and identities is an imperative in driving continued confidence in technology and with whom and with what we choose to connect,” said Antonio Lucio, HP chief marketing and communications officer.

"Christian Slater's ability to play a charmingly sinister hacker, combined with his popularity in the cybersecurity world, make him the perfect partner to expose security issues that leave businesses vulnerable to attacks," said Lucio.

The Wolf is directed by BAFTA and Emmy nominee Lance Acord and edited by Academy Award winner Kirk Baxter. Giant Spoon and Gyro are the agencies supporting the campaign.

"Hacking is a serious and growing problem for businesses and consumers. When HP asked me to partner on this series, I thought it was a great opportunity to help educate the public about how to better protect against cyber attacks," said Christian Slater.

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