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Printer Threats: How to Manage Them

From the Printware Blog on 10th July 2017 in Printing Technology, Security

Despite the fact that the majority of organisations have had one or more accidental data breaches through printing, most small businesses still don’t think that document security is a priority. The consequences of a serious data breach can be expensive, and will only become more so when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force next year.


Are you ready for GDPR?

From the Printware Blog on 4th July 2017 in News, Security

Early in 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) kicks in, introducing much stricter measures on personal data management and processing. And multi-million euro fines for not following them. It is easy to assume this mainly concerns digital data, but if this is the case you are overlooking a significant data medium, leaving you open to expensive risks.


Have You Left a Security Weak Spot?

From the Printware Blog on 5th April 2017 in Security

Many offices, even those that have a significant focus on security, may potentially have a glaring blindspot that is vulnerable to attack. They may even be providing malicious individuals with an entry-point to their whole network. For, while each point in the network will be fully secured against all kinds of malicious activity, some devices can be overlooked and left exposed: Their printers.


Your Printer Could be Putting Your Network at Risk

From the Printware Blog on 6th September 2013 in Security

Is your IT network secure? How sure are you? Chances are, if you have a network printer, and you haven’t taken steps to secure it, you’re vulnerable. You might not consider a printer to be a security risk but it can provide a potential access point to hackers. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to remedy this.


HP Launches Cartridge Authentication Software

From the Printware Blog on 22nd December 2011 in Software, Security

HP has launched new software which enables users to verify the authenticity of its cartridges and guard against counterfeit products. The new software uses QR codes, which can be read via a smartphone, to authenticate each product and should make it easier than ever to spot a fake cartridge.


How Businesses Can Improve Network Printer Security

From the Printware Blog on 7th November 2011 in Security, Consumer Advice

Recently, a graduate student at Dublin City University discovered several security flaws in printers which make them vulnerable to hackers. If your printer isn't properly protected you could be leaving a gaping hole in your defences, so we take a look at what you can do to stay secure.

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