Quocirca’s latest report “Print security: An imperative in the IoT era” discusses the many points of vulnerabilities around print and recommends that the following measures are taken:
-Ensure print devices are part of an overall information security strategy.
-Adopt a security policy for the entire printer fleet.
-Secure the device: For instance, hard disk encryption adds an additional layer of security.
-Secure access: Implement user authentication to eliminate the risk of unclaimed output being left in printer trays.
-Secure the document: Digital rights management capabilities can further discourage unauthorised copying or transmission of sensitive or confidential information.
-Ongoing monitoring and management: To ensure compliance and to trace unauthorised access, organisations need a centralised and flexible way to monitor usage across all print devices.
-Seek expert guidance: Manufacturers and Managed Print Service (MPS) providers continue to develop and enhance their security products and services.
-Ultimately, print security demands a comprehensive approach that includes education, policy and technology.
Source: Computer Weekly.