Make Sure Your Copiers Aren't Sharing Your Secrets

<p>The copiers and multifunction printers in your office, if left unsecured, can be one of the biggest threats to the security <img style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; margin: 10px 10px 10px 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; float: left; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="j0309599" border="0" alt="j0309599" align="left" src="" width="89" height="167" />of your data. In most offices, copiers and printers see the majority of files and documents that are stored in one fashion or another. This could be new hire paperwork that is copied, or client materials being printed on a multifunction printer. While this may seem like normal, everyday harmless activities, in reality you are setting yourself up for disaster by not taking the proper security precautions.</p> <p>Modern day copiers and multifunction printers come standard with internal hard drives that store all of th<a name="_GoBack"></a>e data that goes through them. While this is a very convenient feature that allows for reproduction of documents at a later time without need of the original document, if someone outside of your organization was to get a hold of the data, you could be left in serious trouble.</p> <!--break--> <p>Here are some of the ways to secure your Copiers and MFPs:</p> <p><b>Secure Your Network:</b></p> <p>Securing your network prevents intruders from gaining access to your confidential files. Security is easy and can be as simple as adding a password or setting up permissions that allow only users granted access to view files.</p> <p><b>Erase the Data on your MFP:</b></p> <p>Erasing the data on your MFP's hard drive or replacing the hard drive all together will ensure no one has access to your data after the copier leaves the office. Oftentimes offices forget to wipe the hard drive when selling equipment or returning it to the manufacturer. </p> <p>Contact us today to learn more about how you can secure the copiers and MFP's in your office!</p> <p>This article was originally posted on <a href="">Printers Charlotte</a> site Paper Trail Solutions.</p>