Do businesses sufficiently consider the proprietary Information and data security risks posed by their digital copiers?
Attending a conference yesterday, one of the speakers touched on a topic that many in the audience had never thought of or considered…The data and information risks posed by their innocent looking copy machine!
Consider that if a survey was to be conducted concerning the number of businesses who lease their copiers versus purchasing them, leasing would likely be the method of choice for the majority.
And, unknown to many (although disclosed in an expose that aired in 2010), is the fact that these machines possess a hard-drive and that said hard-drive contains a plethora of your company’s saved data and potentially data about your company’s clients as well.
Then think about what happens when you return your copier after the lease is up, likely with the hard-drive intact, and the copier is then sold as-is to a third-party user.
The result can be ugly particularly if the purchaser has evil intentions as this video describes in detail!
And, while the video is old, the risks posed are not!
Written by Michael Haltman, President of Hallmark Abstract Service, New York.
HAS is a provider of title insurance in New York State for residential and commercial real estate transactions of any size.
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