Bridge the Security Gap: Unsecured Print = Unsecured IT

Network SecurityGlobal IT security is once again headline news, with the WannaCry virus infecting businesses, hospitals and universities across the globe. Cyber attacks are commonplace and riskier than ever, with computers that travel with employees, and mobile devices that allow access to email, files and data anytime, anywhere.

Knowing this easy access to information increases risk as well as productivity, CIOs now consider mobile and remote workers, and the security implications of their work environments, a vital part of the IT planning process. But there is a security risk inside the building that is often overlooked—print security.The bottom line is this: unsecured print equals unsecured IT. Consider the thousands of potential security threats across an output fleet made up of varied devices and vendors, each of which must be managed separately to ensure security. Each day with an outdated, multi-vendor fleet means an increased risk of security breaches.

Print security is a critical component of infrastructure optimization that can significantly reduce security gaps between documents, devices, the network and all points in between.

This week we will be highlighting how to reduce these threat with a series of posts from Lexmark security experts, with each post designed to help you bridge that gap. Stay tuned to learn more about identifying potential vulnerabilities in your devices, network, and document solutions—and developing a strategy to bridge the gaps.

Our next “Bridge the Security Gap” post will focus building your best defense against breaches on the print device.

Learn more about Lexmark’s full spectrum of security solutions at lexmark.com/security.