Are Your Copiers at Risk of a Data Breach?

There are hundreds of millions of business printers in the world. Less than 2% of them are secure.

Below are four ways copier hard drives can be a security risk:

  1. Document theft and intrusion
    Documents left on a printer present an obvious security threat as anyone walking by a printer can pick up a
    document, scan sensitive information or take photos on a cell phone.
  2. Changes to settings
    If your printer settings and controls aren’t secure, you’re risking a security breach. Printer and copier jobs can be
    changed or rerouted; saved copies of documents can be accessed and redistributed.
  3. Stored data
    If your printer has an internal hard drive, it can store any job that it processes. If you discard a printer, sell it or if
    someone steals it, any documents still saved could be recovered.
  4. Network spies and hackers
    Did you know that if a hacker gains access to your network, they can capture documents sent from your computers to
    your printer? Copiers can be hacked just like computers. If your copier is hacked, someone can gain access to other
    sensitive information on your network.

Call Systel today at (800) 849-5900 for a free consultation and let us help make your office equipment more secure from hackers and thieves!

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