Vendor resold copier with company’s sensitive data

Almost every office copier and multifunction printer contains an internal hard drive that saves images of the documents that are scanned or printed – and if companies aren’t careful, those images could end up in the hands of criminals.

Overlooked network security threat: The office printer

IT departments put a lot of effort into training users and installing firewalls and antivirus software to keep hackers from accessing company’s network via desktop PCs. But there are other devices with vulnerabilities that can threaten network security – for example, multifunction office printers.

Ex-employee brought to court over erased hard drive

Businesses take on some level of risk every time they allow employees to take company-owned equipment out of the office. One way to limit the risk: Have clear policies about what employees are allowed to do with that equipment.

Most companies leave data on copier drives

Recent news stories show the dangers copier hard drives pose to information security. What are businesses doing to protect that data?