Bridge the Security Gap: 4 Tips to Combat Internal Threats

This is the fourth in a series of posts from Lexmark security experts, designed to help you maximize print and network security.

While high-profile, far-reaching security breaches like WannaCry are external, internal security breaches are actually more common. Information that is printed on or transmitted through print devices must be protected.

Here are four key ways to protect your imaging devices against internal threats:

  1. Prohibit unauthenticated printing — Malicious printing can be prevented on a device by configuring to only allow print jobs if the user has authenticated.
  2. Card authentication — Administrators can grant access to device function and apps with the same magnetic stripe or proximity cards that employees use for access to physical facilities.
  3. Print Release solutions –Users can print jobs from anywhere including desktop, tablet or smartphone, and release jobs for printing only when they are at the device and ready to retrieve the documents.
  4. Insider threat risk mitigation — A secure document monitor delivers greater visibility into physical documents and reduces the risks and liabilities associated with insider threats.

Lexmark provides the highest level of security with devices tailored to meet our customers’ unique requirements, integrating seamlessly into their enterprise-wide security practices. This proven methodology focuses on security as a critical component of infrastructure optimization and can significantly reduce security gaps between documents, devices, the network, and all points in between.

Learn more about Lexmark’s full spectrum of security solutions here.