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What You Need to Know About Data Security in Mobile Printing

September 01, 2021

Previously unthinkable problems have become major challenges for all businesses, large and small. More and more businesses are now facing data security threats from a wide variety of sources because fewer people are working from central offices.

As Mobile Workforces grow, can data security keep up?

With rising numbers of freelance workers and remote employees, mobile security risks also increase. The issue poses a difficulty for employers who hire remote workers since it is less easy to control the networks employees use. When employees print from a laptop or smartphone, data security threats multiply.

Secure Printers

Many new printers from leading manufacturers offer features to enhance data security for mobile printing. Several printer drivers now provide an extra layer of security by requiring the user to enter a unique PIN on the machine before it finishes the job. This method of “pull printing” typically provides a full audit trail should a security breach take place.

How Can You Prevent Security Breaches in Mobile Printing?

Many organizations just see printers as they are—office equipment—but do not realize the significant risks associated with printing from outside the office.

  • Rather than allowing remote employees to print from any Wi-Fi printing app, establish a process for secure printing through specific sources.
  • Invest in the latest office equipment that offers extra authentication features for printing.
  • Consider implementing data encryption if your business hasn’t already done so.

Protecting Your Data

Our data security experts are dedicated to keeping your confidential information safe and secure. Whether you run a medical office in Portland or a nonprofit in San Francisco, we’ll work with you to provide solutions that work. Reach out today for a free consultation.

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