Protecting Data in an Era of Advanced Threats

Architecture, engineering and construction organizations have a wealth of confidential and sensitive information such as legal records, building designs, intellectual property, employee records, as well as customer and partner information that they need to protect from a likely cyber attack.

According to a 2017 Kroll survey, the construction, engineering, and infrastructure sector reported 93% of respondent's companies had been attacked in the last 12 months. The most common type of cyber attack was a virus/worm attack (39%), followed by email-based phishing attacks (37%), and data breaches (31%).*

Endpoint devices can be exposed gateways into sensitive customer data and your IT infrastructure. Provide end users hardened devices built to combat cyber attacks with built-in security features and services:

User authentication: Biometric fingerprint or IR (infrared) cameras improve security and enhance the user experience.

Encryption: Enable full-drive encryption at the factory to save IT time when deploying devices. Alternatively, manually enable Microsoft Bitlocker on devices equipped with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to encrypt data.

Lenovo Online Data Backup (OLDB): This next-gen data management solution allows enterprises to securely store confidential information in the cloud with a simple, automatic backup process. It’s quick to set up, requires no additional administrative overhead, offers military-grade security, and is much more affordable and reliable than on-premises solutions. Access multiple point-in-time copies of data, ensuring you can recover data from any form of cyber attack or accidental data loss.

Intel® Remote Secure Erase: Using Intel Active Management Technology, an IT administrator can remotely erase all data on a system even if it is asleep or shut down, or the OS image is corrupt. This feature also integrates with many common IT management consoles.

Containerization: Isolated virtual containers protect against malware gaining access to devices and data. They're typically deployed on smartphones and tablets through mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM).

Protection against snooping: Privacy filters fit to new and legacy device screens help prevent others from seeing confidential information.

Port protection: Port security features help protect against physical theft of data via USB and other access ports by disabling or otherwise requiring authentication for their use.

Keep your drive: Typically, under the terms of manufacturer device warranties, when a defective part is replaced, the old component becomes the property of the vendor. A "keep your drive" service allows you to keep your drive(s) and dispose of business data on your terms, improving data security and ensuring compliance with data privacy and retention requirements, as well as mitigating civil liability risks associated with data breaches.

* 2017/18 Kroll Annual Global Fraud & Risk Report
Protecting Data in an Era of Advanced Threats

Business leaders need to start thinking of data protection like the airbags of IT, not the most exciting feature of a new car but an essential life-saving one.


  • Many of our devices have multiple security features to protect user identities, devices and the data on them. Ask us today about our multi-factor authentication, encryption and other security features.
  • Our range of screen privacy filters fit to new and legacy device screens, helping prevent others from seeing confidential information.
  • Lenovo’s Online Data Backup (OLDB) solution enables enterprises to securely store confidential information in the cloud with a simple, automatic backup process.