Thursday, April 29, 2010

Copiers Can Pose a Risk

How many companies forget to include their copiers in their risk profiles. True, control over print output is a long established feature for most companies, but how about the data on the hard drives of those copiers? Many copiers do have hard drives with a lot of capacity, and they record images of every document copied on the machine. That would include any private and personal documents people might choose to reproduce. Tax returns, payroll records, confidential memos - you name it.

And what happens when a copier is sold or traded? How many companies remember to clean up the hard drive? My bet is a lot don't.

There's an interesting video on CBS news about the experiences of one police department with copiers. It's worth a look.

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