Information is your most valuable asset. By “information” we mean classified, confidential, or otherwise sensitive documents, anything from embassy floor plans to personnel reviews. The unauthorized collection of proprietary information, “economic espionage,” accounts for losses in the range of $50 billion to $60 billion annually. Whether generated within a government, business or private setting, there is the urgent need to implement effective strategies to protect information assets. While digital technology has transformed business practices by enabling nearly instantaneous data exchange, it has brought with it some new challenges in terms of security. Although most businesses recognize the serious consequences of confidential data being leaked externally most do not realize the exposure that an unsecured printing environment introduces to their business. Network connectivity, along with hard disk and memory storage, means that MFPs are now susceptible to many of the same security risks as PCs and servers alongside the traditional risk of sensitive printed output getting into the wrong hands. However, all too often the security of the print environment is overlooked and little is done to mitigate these threats.
Inexpensive Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled printers can be exploited to potentially access your network
A clear example of this was how NASA was hacked when an “unauthorized” low-cost, barebones Raspberry Pi created a portal through which the attacker pilfered restricted documents and files from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
Security Acts Compliance Requirements
By employing Data Overwrite Security or Removable Hard Drive Systems, companies involved in the collection and dissemination of medical records, e.g., hospitals, healthcare organizations, and human resources protect patient privacy. Specifically, data regarding an individual’s medical condition cannot be retrieved or stolen, thus assisting with necessary HIPAA-compliance requirements. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a law designed to protect working Americans and their families from discrimination based on preexisting medical conditions. In addition, DOSS and RHD options also assists in compliance with financial privacy (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) and student privacy (Family Education Rights Privacy Act).
Copier Analytics will help you with assessing your vulnerabilities, establishing security objectives, and taking appropriate countermeasures that will minimize the risk of potentially serious security breaches, and at the same time enable you to meet rigorous security compliance requirements by examining the following areas:
- Device Security
- Access Security
- Document Security
- Device End of Life Security