Is your Printer a Data Breach Waiting to Happen?

Printers are a nightmare and that is for sure when it comes data privacy and data security. In his blog post – Is your printer a data breach waiting to happen, Humperdinck Jackman explores some key simple things you can do.

He sites that 60% of businesses in the UK, US, France, and Germany suffering a print-related data breach over 2018/19.

What is more worrying is that the The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) must be tired of having to repeat the same old guidance. They write:

“Organisations should introduce secure printing technology, including the appropriate use of PIN codes or security cards which staff are required to use. If this is not possible then VSA organisations should create a secure printing procedure that explains that staff should collect their prints as soon as they send documents to the printer.”

For how many years have they been saying this? At least since 2012! It appears time and time again.

About the author: Humperdinck Jackman

Director of Consulting Services

Humperdinck has a 30-year career spanning Document Management Systems (DMS), data protection, Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection and Robotic Process Automation. With many articles published in print internationally, he believes the advances in office technology are such that we’re entering the 4th Industrial Revolution. Now Director of Marketing and Consulting Services at Advanced UK, he’s as active with clients as he is in endeavouring to write original blog articles.

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