Do You Know Your Company’s Security Blind Spot?
Fri Sep 04, 2020 | Lasers Resource
We all get overwhelmed with IT security information and how to best protect our businesses, but there is a blind spot that few are addressing. As a business leader, one of my tasks is to ensure the data that we have is protected; whether it be client, employee, or corporate information. The following areas are often unknown risks to businesses;
1. Your printers can be compromised without your antivirus alerting you.
2. Most hacking starts with social engineering and phishing emails. This technique can compromise your network printers without executing the virus on a computer (thus, leaving you unaware and unprotected).
3. Your printers’ pass information in plain text. This can include usernames, file paths, server information, and even passwords in the printer job language (PJL) headers.
Printers interact with some of the most sensitive data that businesses have, yet they are not part of most organizations’ IT security plans. There are ways to protect your business and measures that you can put in place to ensure that your company won’t be a victim of any of these evolving threats. All of this can be done without disrupting the productivity or workflow of your day-to-day.
I would like to have a conversation with you about your business and how this might apply to you. Can we find time to meet virtually and have a conversation? I invite you to reach out today.
If you're interested in reading more about this and learning new ways to increase your company's security, you can find that here.
President, Lasers Resource
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