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Securing Printers Guidelines

Securing Printers Guidelines 4 Keys to Securing Your Printer Your printers can be a gateway to your network, your data, your users and all networked devices. By implementing a few practices, you may be able to avoid spending the time and resources needed for innovation and digital transformation on rebuilding after a breach or attack. Safeguard four printer elements to focus on transformation instead of recovery: Network Create a firewall rule or configure network traffic at the router. Disable unused communication ports. Enable Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Security, and then secure Bluetooth, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi Direct. Deploy IEEE 802.1X port security if you handle sensitive data. 75% of data breaches are caused by external attackers." Cybercrime damage costs to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021.2 Data • Encrypt all data at rest using HDD or third-party software. • Encrypt data in transit with network-level encryption, such as Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) 43% of companies have an encryption strategy deployed across their enterprise. Device • Place printers in secure areas with group policies. 97% • Make sure employees do not leave printouts unattended. of organizations felt that unsecured loT devices - • Secure HDD/RAM with removable HDDS and enable including printers - could be catastrophic to the organizations. Only 29% actively monitor for risks.* secure file erase. • Disable unused physical ports. • Apply security patches regularly, including firmware and non-native software. User Identity Using stolen credentials was the top cause of data breaches.5 Actively authentic users. • Change default printer passwords. Require employees to create strong and unique passwords. Use two-factor authentication. A Google study revealed that 12 million credentials were stolen from phishing and 3.3 billion credentials stolen during third-party breaches. EPSON Sources: 1 2 3 4 5 6 EXCEED YOUR VISION

Securing Printers Guidelines

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Infographic designed for Epson about how to secure printers.


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