Of all the technology that you have in the office, your printers may not be at the top of your list of security concerns. This is a mistake, as an unprotected printer could easily serve as an access point to someone with less-than-righteous motives. To help correct this, we’re dedicating this week’s tip to improving the security of your printing solutions.
There are a surprising number of ways that an unsecured printer can be compromised. Once something is printed, just about anyone could stroll on by and retrieve the paper. Print jobs could also be routed to other printers or manipulated, again breaking the chain of custody of the produced documents and potentially dispersing fraudulent data.
Data stored on the printer itself can also be harvested, and attackers have been known to use printers to infiltrate or directly attack a network system. Printing over Wi-Fi introduces similar security issues as well. However, printers still play an important role in most offices and other businesses today… So how can these threats be overcome?
By following some simple best practices, you may find that these security challenges aren’t quite so challenging to address.
If you want to make sure that your own printing infrastructure is secure, you need to follow a few best practices:
One Up Solutions Northwest can help you see to your cybersecurity on every level, including protections for specific pieces of infrastructure like your printers. To learn more about the solutions you need to maintain comprehensive cybersecurity standards, reach out to One Up Solutions Northwest at (503) 278-5011.