If nothing else is certain in today's fast-paced business world, the need for heightened attention to security is a no-brainer. Security needs are complex, and more and more business owners are learning just how important addressing that complexity can be. At Copygraphix Plus, we understand that each business has unique needs related to security, that's why we offer Managed IT Services.
Our Managed IT Services offer the protection you need to run your organization in the context of today's ever-evolving threats. For example, did you know that your copier poses a security risk? Here's how.
Going digital has proven to be successful for many. However, going digital also creates new threats. Today's digital copiers are no exception. Copiers are often overlooked in security plans, which can have disastrous consequences.
Copiers typically include a built-in hard drive, and all the data that passes through usually gets stored on that hard drive. This poses a problem because that data is often sensitive information. Whether you return your copier to the company you lease it from, resell the copier, or dispose of it in some way, if that data remains, hackers can easily take that information.
The first step in recognizing the security threat copiers pose is to educate yourself and your employees about the problem. For some, having the data stored in the copier is useful, so you may want to determine how and when the stored data will be accessed. No matter what, a plan should be in place to clear out the data regularly.
Find out what security features your copier offers. Typically these features come in the form of encryption and overwriting. Sometimes, add-on features may be necessary if the copier does not have built-in security functions you need.
One of the most important things you can do is to ensure the copier is wiped clean before you get rid of it. No matter how you are disposing of it or returning it, you should make sure the hard drive is cleared before you hand the copier over.