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 …

How Your Copier Became a Security Risk

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Just when you thought it was safe to copy or print a document in the office, something comes along to shake your confidence.  Back in the old days, a copier just copied what you put on the glass.  It used heat, toner and static electricity to reproduce your document.  As long as no one took your copies, your documents and …