Explore the risks of being without secure printing
Secure printing is about more than just document security. There is an ever increasing threat to our printers and multi-functional devices.
Today’s threats require attention to data in-transit and endpoint devices on the network.
Most of us should be well aware that there is much that can go badly wrong with network and printer security.
How can you learn about the dangers of not having secure printing?
Here’s a chilling new video from the world’s largest technology company – HP.
“The Wolf: The Hunt Continues”
Christian Slater is again the star as the evil hacker. He reveals how a hacker can enter any network via an unprotected printer.
“There are hundreds of millions of business printers in the world and less than 2% are secure,” said Vikrant Batra, Global Head of Marketing for Printing & Imaging, HP. “Everyone knows that a PC can be hacked, but not a printer.”
Although not related to recent attacks which held hundreds of thousands of companies ransom and downloaded millions of personal records, this HP video is nevertheless terrifying.
It highlights the need for securing inconsequential devices and showcases what can happen if we don’t stay a step ahead of the dangers out there.
Opportunities such as the one described in the HP video will certainly happen.
Last year, over 4 billion data records were compromised worldwide. That’s a 400% increase over the previous two years.
Missed the first HP video with Christian Slater as The Wolf?
The first HP video also seeks to raise awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers.
It also illustrates how easily your network could be hacked and, furthermore, what organisations should do to protect themselves.
Slater systematically hacks a company – through overlooked vulnerabilities and poorly secured printers and also PCs.
Security is no longer just the responsibility of the network or IT/IS department. It is a concern for everyone.
“As the universe of connected devices grows exponentially, so does the sophistication and magnitude of cyber attacks. Securing devices, data and identities is an imperative in driving continued confidence in technology,” said Antonio Lucio, HP chief marketing and communications officer.
“Hacking is a serious and growing problem for businesses and consumers. When HP asked me to partner on this series, I thought it was a great opportunity to help educate the public about how to better protect against cyber attacks,” said Christian Slater.
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Printer security and how Capital can help
- All data is particularly vulnerable
- Data security is indisputably a critical area for IT decision makers
- The threat of a data breach is a huge risk, particularly with the rise in cybercrime
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