The 9 Ways Your Network is Susceptible
How printing, scan-to-email, and faxing documents are
major security risks
Hackers have a new way into your organization and the information you’ve worked so hard to secure is ripe for the taking. What many don’t realize is that your digital copiers & MFPs could be increasing this risk . They have hard drives, operating systems, and the ability to communicate inside and outside your organization. As the FTC advises, these systems should be a part of your network security PLAN. And because that are not often thought of by companies as a security risk, they can often be left out of that plan inadvertently.
Here are some of the ways your network is the most vulnerable:
- Anyone can pick up documents from printers and MFPs
- Anyone can see printouts containing private customer or employee information
- No user identification or authentication at network MFPs
- Network MFPs can send to untrustworthy destinations
- Anyone can pick up documents from faxes machines
- Anyone can fax documents to any destination without tracking
- Guests in your office can utilize network MFPs without restriction
- All activity on your network MFPs is not recorded or audited
- Documents scanned on MFPs are not encrypted
If you think your organization may be guilty of even a couple of these vulnerabilities, then you need to take action NOW.