Protecting Media, Content and Personal Data in an Era of Advanced Threats

Consider the immense amount of confidential data currently stored on every device in the world. That data includes financial and legal records, employee information, customer credit card numbers and much more. In a climate of advanced cyber threat, all of that information is vulnerable to attack, and the media and entertainment industry is not immune.

A ScreenMedia report found that 28% of media organizations admitted to having been cyber attacked, but that number could be as high has 46%. Attacks come in all forms and target content, personal data, private messages and more. In 2017, an e-sports company was forced to compromise the data of roughly 1.5 million users in a sophisticated ransomware scheme.

Endpoint devices at media and entertainment companies can be exposed gateways into confidential content, personal 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 content and confidential data 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 versions of data, ensuring you can recover data from any form of cyber attack or accidental data loss.

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 content.

Port protection: Port security features help protect against physical theft of rights protected media and game content 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.

Protecting Media, Content and Personal Data in an Era of Advanced Threats

Hackers aren’t the only people media companies need to worry about; their own employees are becoming a more worrisome threat over the past year, according to 45% of those surveyed.


  • 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.