Is Your Copier a Security Risk?

If you’re a small business owner, you probably already know that there are significant security risks that you’ll find yourself up against. You’re likely aware of the risks associated with email phishing scams, insecure IT networks, and hackers. But did you know that your copier may not be in on your security plan? Your office copiers could be a security risk if you’re not careful. Here’s how to get your copiers included in your information safeguards.

Making Your Copiers and Printers Secure

Today’s copiers and printers are high-tech; they’re not like the old style machines that couldn’t “talk” to other devices. They’re networked, connected, and easy-to-use. This is fantastic—except when it becomes a security issue.

Here’s how your copier could be a risk to your business data safety.

  • Insecure hard drives: Did you know that modern copiers and printers store documents on their hard drives? It makes them highly convenient, but could also be an issue when you recycle or return your copier at the end of a lease. Your hard drive could contain copies of thousands of sensitive documents.
  • Plain old negligence: How many times have you walked up to use a printer and pulled out a paper left in the tray, only to suddenly see confidential information like pay stubs or personnel files? Leaving documents in a printer tray is a common mistake that leaves sensitive information accessible to unauthorized employees—or worse, visitors to your office.

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