Device And Network Security
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As businesses strive to protect their sensitive data, customer information, and employee records amid ever-evolving cybersecurity threats, network device management has become even more critical. Harris Business Machines offers comprehensive Device and Network Security services for companies looking to ensure that their network and connected devices are protected with the most updated technology.
With individual computing devices and networks tending to be the main focus of security efforts, it can be easy to overlook potential threats posed by multifunction printers. As these connected devices have become more sophisticated to meet a variety of business needs with features like scan-and-send, network integration, and cloud-based functions, they add another layer of security concerns. With rapidly changing cyberattack tactics and new, upgraded industry regulations designed to combat them, managing a robust security policy is essential to every business. The professionals at Harris Business Machines can help identify areas of printer vulnerability or any data risks associated with your network devices, providing you peace of mind at an affordable rate.
The Top 5 Printer Security Risks
Unsecured Network Connections
When a printer is connected to a network, it is typically assigned an IP address that can be used to access the device remotely. If the connection between the printer and the network is not properly secured, it may be possible for unauthorized individuals to gain access to the device and its data.
Lack of data encryption
When data is transmitted between a printer and a computer, it is typically not encrypted. This means that if the data is intercepted by an unauthorized individual, it may be possible for them to read it.
Insecure or Outdated Firmware
Firmware is the software that controls the printer’s hardware and allows it to interact with other devices on the network. If this software is not properly secured, it could allow a hacker to take control of the printer or gain access to sensitive data.
Unauthorized Physical Access
If an unauthorized individual has physical access to a printer, they may be able to bypass any security measures that are in place and gain direct access to its data. Additionally, they may be able to modify the hardware of the printer in order to gain access to its data or take control of the device remotely.
Poorly Configured Security Settings
If a printer’s security settings are not properly configured, it may be possible for someone to gain access to its data or take control of the device remotely. Additionally, poorly configured security settings may also allow unauthorized individuals to physically access the device.
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