When you consider the security concerns in your office, you may not think to include your printers in your deliberations. You should, simply because your printers could be an access point into your network without the right protections. That’s why, for this week’s tip, we’re going over how to improve the security around your printing infrastructure.
There is no shortage of ways your printer could be used against your organization if it is left unsecured. The data stored on the printer itself can be harvested or tampered with, print jobs can be routed or replicated to a different device, and we can’t forget the possibility that a completed print job can be taken off the printer by anyone. Your printers themselves can be taken over and used to attack the very network they connect to. Wi-Fi signals sent to the printer can be intercepted.
There is undoubtedly a lot of risk involved with using printing solutions in your business, but there are also undeniable benefits that make it impossible to just abandon their use. So, what is a business to do?
The answer to that question is simple: follow a few best practices that can mitigate these security risks.
In order to secure your printing infrastructure, the following best practices will need to be followed:
At Advantage IT Management, we are dedicated to improving the cybersecurity of our clients in any way we can. To learn more about keeping your business technology secure, reach out to our team by calling 251-662-9770.
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