The silent security leak!

As technology changes and we expect more from devices in our print and copier rooms, it probably comes as no shock that those devices like copiers, scanners and fax machines are basically computers in a different form factor. What most of us don’t think...


As technology changes and we expect more from devices in our print and copier rooms, it probably comes as no shock that those devices like copiers, scanners and fax machines are basically computers in a different form factor. What most of us don’t think about is what happens to all those reproductions and information that hits the hard drive on the system.

As a security professional we have to look at this a definite risk in the form of raw information such as PII, confidential information etc… and build policy around the purchasing, repairs (who what why when) and disposal of the units (hard drives) at end of their life cycle.