PrinterWorks West Blog

Hacking has become a frequent occurrence for Edmonton businesses and individuals. During this pandemic, crime has soared and cyber breaches happen often. Your printers and copiers are an attractive target for these attackers.

Protect your data with these three tips.

  1. Destroy Old Hard Drives

Most copiers and printers contain a hard drive. This is where your print jobs and other information run through the device. When you discard an old printer or copier, it the hard drive is not removed, you become at risk.

If you are a health care provider and your patient information was stored on a hard drive that was disposed of, and someone later came across it, that data is vulnerable. Company contact information, client and invoicing details can also be acquired from a discarded device.

There is a simple  solution. Remove and destroy the hard drive when you get rid of any  device. 

  1. Lock Down Your Printers and Copiers

Ensure all users are authenticated when they use a device. This is an excellent way to ensure internal security and provides you with information on everything being printed or sent through email. This allows you to be informed if anyone is sending anything they shouldn’t be.

  1. Buy Hardware with Advanced Security

Manufacturers must take security seriously these days. They now design devices with built-in protection. Hewlett Packard states it has the world’s most secure printers and copiers. Xerox is also ensuring its printers and copiers have the same security protection as computers and servers.

Take the necessary steps to protect the security of your imaging devices and your company’s data.

Printerworks West can help your Edmonton-based business  with all your printing needs. We can establish and maintain your printer fleet and also provide troubleshooting support. Partnering with an established MPS provider, such as Printerworks West, can help your business increase its productivity while decreasing the overall ongoing costs of business operations.

If you would like to learn more about Managed Print Services in the Edmonton area, please feel free to contact us.