Stop Confidential Data Theft through Paper Printouts

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Massive PHI Breach at Children’s Medical Clinics of East Texas An employee of the Children’s Medical Clinics with a retaliatory agenda to cause damage to the clinic’s reputation, stole and improperly disclosed the confidential data of 16,000 patients. Notification letters were sent to affected people to inform them that an employee took paper records from the facility and sent screenshots …

Fasoo Shows How to Minimize Print-related Data Breaches

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As we do business on our smartphones and tablets, most of us think that printing is a thing of the past, yet more than three-quarters (76 percent) of organizations indicate that printing is critical or important to their business activities. With all the focus on digital communication, many organizations may ignore the security risks posed by allowing anyone to print …

Your Printer May Be An Insider Threat

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Ah the printer.  Work horse of business communication for decades.  Most organizations indicate that printing is critical or important to their business activities.  Even when we think most of our business is done electronically, we still print a lot of documents. Some industries are more paper-intensive than others.  Healthcare, government and financial services still rely on printing for numerous business …

The Dangers of Smart Printer Devices

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Printers are definitely not what they used to be a decade ago. They have evolved and are becoming more involved in organizations’ networks, as well as an increase in multifaceted functions that have made them vulnerable and threaten the stability of the entire network. Hackers and insiders have made their case by causing internal and external data breaches through these …

Stop Data Breaches through Printouts

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A Montefiore Medical Center employee in New York stole names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, next of kin information and health insurance details of more than 12,000 patients and used those identities to purchase clothing and other merchandise from some of New York’s finest department stores.  The Montefiore employee was the trusted insider who sold the stolen information …

Data Breach Concerns Still Linger with Printing

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Last month a South Texas Veterans Health Care System alerted 4,000 veterans that their personal data had been exposed as a result of a printing error. In an another article, only 17% of businesses are using mobile printing due to concerns of security threats and in a recent research by Quocirca released in August over 90% of organizations have suffered …

Reducing Data Breaches through Printing Errors

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We’ve heard of data breaches by insiders but not in the way of printing errors. Although between the two kinds of insider threats, malicious and by accident, this is considered by accident, this can be a big headache for organizations. Whether it is leaving printouts of sensitive data on the printer unattended after printing or printing errors due to human …

Stop Data Breaches Through Paper Records

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While most of us like to think that we live in a paperless world, the reality is quite different.  Even though we do a lot of work on our phones and tablets, there are still a lot of business processes that use paper.  While many businesses continue to invest in information security to safeguard their IT systems from external and …

Someone Is Stealing Confidential Documents from Your Printer

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You need to think about printing confidential documents and leaving them in the output tray.  If you aren’t careful, anyone can come along and grab them.  Especially if you print something and someone picks up their print job before you get to the printer.  If the information on the document is personally identifiable information (PII), customer data or financial information, …

Look How Easy It is to Steal Data from your Printer

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In January The Schmoo Group held its annual get together called ShmooCon 2011.  This is an annual east coast hacker convention in the US where people discuss critical information security issues and demonstrate technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions. This year Deral Heiland and Pete Arzamendi presented a discussion on serious vulnerabilities in multifunction printer (MFP) security.  In this …