To some, Internet of Things (IoT) is about connected devices likes fridges, home appliances, self-driving cars, etc. However, one IoT device has been in operation for years, and is overlooked by businesses in terms of cybersecurity the Office Multifunction Printer (MFP).
- Out of date MFP software can provide unauthorised access to MFPs and through it to your IT network.
- MFPs can be infiltrated for distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
- Unauthorised access to MFP can be used to reconfigure the device with outcomes such as scanned documents being emailed to cybercriminals
- Unclaimed printouts may be left on the printer tray, posing an information security risk because unauthorised users can simply pick up the pages.
- Malicious actors can exfiltrate information by accessing the data and documents being sent to and from the MFP, including scans, photocopies, and emails.
- Supply encrypted storage drive
- Automate file deletion
- Automate the configuration of the machine for optimal security
- Provide password protection
- Offer virus or malware detection that can run on your MFP
- Run correct firmware versions
- At End of Life, certify to delete or wipe storage devices
Contact us us to get help in securing MFP’s against any cyber security threats.