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Top 5 security vulnerabilities of corporate print fleets

Posted by Steve Lastic on Aug 5, 2020 10:29:36 AM

 

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Print devices are not getting enough attention in the enterprise’s IT security strategy. Only 30% of IT professionals recognize printers as a high security risk, according to a May 2018 Spiceworks survey.

And yet 59% of organizations have reported a print-related data loss in the past year, according to a 2019 Quocirca analysis and trend report.

Cyber threats targeted toward printer and Internet of Things (IoT) devices have increased more than 200%, according to the 2019 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report.

The writing is on the wall: As an endpoint device attached to the network, the print device is a significant security risk. Just like IoT sensors, today’s modern, intelligent, programmable print devices are routinely connected to the internet and the corporate network—in turn expanding the enterprise cyber attack surface.

“With the universe of connected devices growing exponentially, so is the sophistication and volume of cyber attacks and data breaches; this includes an increase in focus on enterprise printers, which tend to be the more sophisticated devices on the network comparable to PCs,” Shivaun Albright, Chief Technologist of Print Security at HP, told Forbes.

Cyber threats targeted toward printer and Internet of Things (IoT) devices have increased more than 200%.

 

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TotalPrint USA is the leader in print security.  We make sure that your entire print fleet is protected and free of any security risks.  By using our print security tools, we can assess and mitigate any security issues or vulnerabilities and keep your print fleet safe and secure. 

For more information on how TotalPrint USA can help you make sure your print fleet is fully protected, contact us at 855-915-1300 or email us at info@totalprintusa.com.

Topics: printer security, network security, end point security, Security Manager, Security Assessment, secure print

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