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Do Your Copiers Pose Security Risks?
Mon May 29, 2023 | Base Technologies
Did you know your office copier can put your company's sensitive information at risk? Many businesses aren't aware of the issue and therefore don't take steps to keep their information safe from unauthorized users and other threats.
Read on to find out what steps you can take to make sure your copiers aren't a source of potentially serious data leaks.
Why It's An Issue
Today's copiers aren't much like their predecessors of the last century. In fact, it's not a stretch to say the only thing they have in common is the ability to copy a document. Otherwise, they're an entirely different type of device.
Your copiers and multifunction printers are sophisticated, state-of-the-art devices with powerful workflow capabilities. They allow users to scan, store and share data via company networks. While these capabilities have revolutionized the way companies approach their workflows, they've also presented new challenges for IT security teams.
What You Can Do
There are a number of ways to mitigate the security risks presented by your copiers and multifunction printers. Here are just a few of them.
- Make sure your staff members understand that sensitive information may be stored on your imaging devices.
- Train and then require all employees to use the built-in security features on your printers.
- When copiers are taken out of service, get assurances that none of your company's information remains on the hard disk.
Get Expert Help
At the end of the day, your company's most valuable possession is its collective knowledge. Data breaches are no small matter, and one seemingly insignificant slip-up can destroy even large corporations.
That's why so many organizations turn to a comprehensive, holistic approach to their document solutions to help them optimize workflows, reduce costs and, perhaps most importantly, secure their proprietary information.
From data security strategies to keep information safe on your printers and multifunction systems to hard drive shredding services, BASE Technologies offers state-of-the-art document solutions to keep your information protected and private.
To learn more ways BASE Technologies' document solutions can help your organization, contact us today!